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  Education (National Award for SEN Coordination) - PgCert

Oxford Brookes University    School of Education

Part time September PGCert 12-18 months part time
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Embark on a transformative journey with the PgCert Education: National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination. This essential qualification is tailored for newly appointed SENCos, ensuring impactful provision for children with SEN/D. Delivered in collaboration with OXIST and BLT, the course boasts experienced tutors from diverse SEN/D backgrounds. Through a blend of online learning, discussions, and practitioner enquiry, you'll delve into three modules culminating in a Postgraduate Certificate. Assessment methods include essays, presentations, and a comprehensive portfolio aligning with the 49 learning outcomes set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. Aspiring candidates must hold QTS, QTLS, or EYTS, with the latter focusing on Early Years settings. Upon completion, doors open to varied career opportunities such as inclusion consultancy and leadership roles. Join our vibrant research community and unlock your potential in the realm of special education.

About the course

The PGCert Education: National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-ordination is a mandatory qualification for all newly appointed SENCos. It must be completed within three years of your SENCo appointment.

The government is committed to improving outcomes for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D).

SENCos play a central role in schools to ensure that:

  • effective provision is made for children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
  • and that the needs of individual learners are met.

Our course is delivered jointly with the Oxfordshire Inclusion Support Team (OXIST) and the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust (BLT). They provide in-school support and Portfolio guidance.

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must have one of the following:

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS)
Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Please note that Students with (EYTS) will gain NASENCO applicable only to Early Years settings.
The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination is a mandatory course for new SENCOs and the award must be achieved within 3 years of being appointed. All school staff in the role of SENCo will have completed the NQT induction period in full before applying (SEND Regs 2014).


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