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Management and Leadership of SEN - Online (PG Cert)

Management and Leadership of SEN - Online (PG Cert)

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12 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching Leadership

Course type


Course Summary


This Postgraduate Certificate aims to enable managers and leaders of Special Educational Needs (SEN) to gain the confidence needed to strategically lead SEN provision in their settings. Through critical reflection, participants on the programme will consider the ways managers and leaders of SEN can aim to reduce barriers to participation and learning for pupils.

- The content reflects upon national perspectives* that provide a framework to address key aspects of the role of Special Educational Needs managers and leaders.

- Develop effective SEND management and leadership skills.

- Provides up-to-date knowledge support for professionals working within SEND, showing a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

- The two modules each carry 30 Masters-level credits, which can be used towards a Masters in Education.

- Study from home with our flexible online learning, which enables you to schedule your study pattern around other obligations, providing a high quality specialist SEN education tailored to your lifestyle.


The Postgraduate Certificate enables you to develop your SEN knowledge and leadership skills and provides up-to-date knowledge support for professionals working within SEN. The 60 Masters-level credits can also be used towards a Masters in Education.


Together we will explore the professional knowledge and understanding of SEND and theoretical concepts that underpin effective leadership and practice. It provides participants with an understanding of, and an engagement with, the complexity of professional contexts. By the end of the module, you will have grown in your capacity to identify, assess and provide for pupils with special educational needs.

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Entry requirements

First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered). Open to both aspiring and experienced SEN managers and coordinators who work within educational settings.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more