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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination Postgraduate Certificate

National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination Postgraduate Certificate

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Special Education (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course is for both aspiring and practising Special Educational Needs Coordinators, already working in the field of education and care.

You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to help students with special educational needs including those with disabilities.

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DfE, 2014) requires governing bodies of maintained mainstream schools and the proprietors of academy schools (including free schools) to ensure that there is a qualified teacher designated as Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO) for the school. Where a SENCO appointed after 1 September 2008 has not previously been the SENCO at that or any other relevant school for a total period of more than twelve months, they must achieve the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination within three years of appointment.

Course structure

This course is for professionals who have an interest in meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The course has been designed to fit around work commitments and therefore the classes take place on-campus over six Saturdays, there is also one additional school-led day.

You will be assessed with a portfolio of practice evidence to demonstrate your achievement of the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination learning outcomes. There are a range of assessments including a small scale practitioner enquiry and a critical incident analysis.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

05-OCT-20

Modules

This module examines how to strategically develop person-centred and inclusive policies, priorities and practices in relation to the provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities. You will investigate, evaluate and reflect on the characteristics of highly effective leadership, and reflect on the effectiveness of current school systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

This course is not available to international students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you must already have a teaching qualification. If you have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) you will qualify to be SENCO for all children and young people. If you have Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYTS) or Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) you will qualify to be SENCO for children 0-5 years.