|Study location||United Kingdom, National Institute of Conductive Education|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This course offers a combined vocational and academic programme of study, which aims to develop human potential and to seek to transform the lives of people with neurological motor disorders. By embarking on this programme, you will develop a range of pedagogical skills combined with knowledge of neurological disability, resulting in you being able to teach children and adults the skills to help improve their daily lives.
This unique course provides the only opportunity in the UK to qualify as a professional conductor to work with children and/or adults with physical disabilities. It is delivered by the National Institute of Conductive Education (NICE) based in Moseley, Birmingham, in conjunction with Birmingham City University.
Practice: NICE (Birmingham) with the opportunity to attend off-site placements in the second semester. Theory: to conductive education, neurological conditions, motor learning theories with relevance and a strong link to the practical experiences. Project work: students are expected to develop a strong theory-practice link, in preparation for employment in which they will develop skills to facilitate reflection of practical skills in the light of theoretical underpinnings. In second and third years, students are expected to identify an area of specific interest which they will then research in greater depth, by the end of which they will have produced a short dissertation.
In your first year, you will gain the basic background understanding of the philosophy and methodology of Conductive Education. You will start to learn about neurological movement disorders and begin to understand how these impact on the lives of children and adults.
Alongside this theoretical knowledge, you will begin the process of developing a range of professional skills all focused on teaching children/adults how to develop skills including movement, confidence, and communication.
In the second year, theory and practical skills will start to merge – and we’ll expect you to plan and lead programmes and sessions for either children or adults, under the supervision of a qualified conductor.
You will also start to learn about research and begin to investigate theoretical concepts in the light of practical experience and knowledge.
In Year three, it’s all about having increased responsibility in conductive groups under distant supervision from a conductor.
You’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of motor disorders, conductive practice and the work of the professionals in the field. These theoretical concepts will be fused into practical application and you will undertake an independent piece of research.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.