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Inclusion and Special Educational Needs - PG Cert

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs - PG Cert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Special Education (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course content

This postgraduate certificate has been designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and practice in aspects of inclusion and to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities.

Our Masters provision will be run online, with some face to face tutorials where required. The on-campus elements will vary depending on each tutor and will be discussed with students beforehand.


You will experience a range of work-based assessment formats as indicated below. The course will recognise your needs as a learner and develop independent study skills that are transferable to a range of learning situations and assessment tasks.

EDM746 – Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability

Submission of a 4,000 word essay based on a critical analysis and evaluation of an aspect of the module to be negotiated with the module tutor according to student developmental needs.

EDM747 – The Role of the SENCO

An individual presentation on an aspect of the module relating to the student’s professional practice/experience with a written rationale (1000 words) justifying the choice of focus.


The Dissertation module provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate a systematic understanding of research, and a critical awareness of current problems in professional practices, by designing and undertaking a small-scale research study.  Following ethical approval and justification of research methodology and methods, students will normally collect, analyse and interpret primary data and reflect on the ethical implications of their research. However, alternatively, students may develop a. systematic understanding of knowledge by undertaking a non-empirical study in consultation with their supervisor.
The Role of SENCO (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a relevant subject area from a UK university or an overseas university agreed by NARIC as equivalent and subject to IELTS and EU requirements. Consideration will be given to students with lower level qualifications who have a relevant range of professional experience. Professional experience that equates to degree level will be considered by the Course Co-ordinator. If some non-graduates are to be considered pre entry tasks will be considered and used at the co-ordinator’s discretion.