NI Curriculum
Thematic Units (PMLD)
Thematic Units (PMLD)

Practical resources to support developing a sensory curriculum for learners (aged 3-19)
These thematic units have been developed to support teachers in delivering a vibrant and motivating curriculum for learners aged 3-19 with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

Financial capability
A Window on Special

(Video Case Studies)

'A Window on Special' is a collection of short videos from Special Schools in Northern Ireland, giving a snapshot of the educational experiences of children and young people within the sector.

Q Skills
Prerequisite Skills (Q Skills)

The Prerequisite Skills or Q Skills are an assessment resource to support teachers and classroom assistants. The skills described in the resource build towards Level 1 in the cross-curricular skills for Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT.

Quest for learning
Quest for learning

Quest for learning is an assessment framework to support teachers and classroom assistants of learners with PMLD. It also provides guidance on activities and strategies to support the development of individual pathways to learning.

Useful resources

  • Personal Developement
  • The World Around Us
  • Learning for Life and Work
  • Quest for Learning booklet
  • Prerequisite Skills
  • Gifted and talented
  • TSPC Framework for SEN
  • SEN: Guidance for...

Coming Soon

Cross curricular skills support materials for learners with MLD

Useful Links

Good Practice Guidelines

DENI - A Resource File to support children with SEN