Qualifications guide for special schools launched

On Thursday 26 February Education Minister, John O'Dowd joined CCEA to launch the Accredited Qualifications Guide for Special Schools and Learning Support Centres.

The guide has been developed by CCEA Accreditation to support special schools and learning centres in selecting appropriate accredited qualifications to support young people's learning programmes.

Speaking at the launch the Minister said "This Guide will help to better recognise and reward the achievements of pupils with SEN and promote coherent progression pathways. Together we can ensure that those young people have every opportunity to achieve their full potential."

CCEA Chief Executive Justin Edwards commented "One of the key features of the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum is the scope for teachers to tailor classroom provision much more closely to the needs of their pupils, thereby increasing engagement and enjoyment.  Nowhere is this more important than in the area of special educational needs. The guide being launched today will be used to inform the range of accredited courses offered to pupils at Key Stage 4 and beyond to support pupil progression in life, education and employment."

Trevor Carson, John O'Dowd and Justin Edwards

Education Minister John O'Dowd joined CCEA Chairman Trevor Carson and Chief Executive Justin Edwards to Launch the Accredited Qualifications Guide for Special Schools and Learning Support Centres.

You can read the full news release here.

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