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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination PgCert

National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination PgCert

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Special Education (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The National Award for SENCo is a mandatory award for all SENCos new to post. New SENCos must gain the National Award within three years of appointment. We work in partnership with Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire Local Authorities, with students joining us from across the South West.

Through our exciting and interactive award, you’ll extend your knowledge and skills in relation to the role of the SENCo. As a Nasen approved provider, we provide the most up-to-date information regarding policy, theory and practice. A unique feature of our course is that you’ll be mentored by an experienced SENCo in your area.

The National Award for SENCo explores the key aspects of the role of the SENCo, as specified in the Learning Outcomes for National Award for Special Educational (NCTL, 2014). Current legislation and national perspectives are explored in relation to the role of the SENCo.

You’ll critically explore areas such as pupil voice and parent engagement. Alongside this, you’ll investigate the key areas relating to the strategic and leadership aspect of the role, for example finance, data, management, and the role of Ofsted.

You’ll develop skills that can immediately be put into place in your setting. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the SENCo role, and effective practice. Throughout the award, there is ample opportunity to link theory and practice through collectively exploring practical solutions to identified issues.

The National Award for SENCo is ideal for current teachers who are interested in working in the area of SEN. New SENCOs must achieve the National Award for SENCO within three years of appointment.

Different course options

Part time | Newton Park Campus | 16 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Part time

Duration

16 months

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The SENCo as a leader: policy to practice (30 Credits) - Core
The SENCo as a leader: provision for SEN (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,430

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students will be either a new or aspiring SENCO. They must be working in a school and have the support of their headteacher or Senior Leadership team to undertake the award. Students must hold QTS.