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National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination - PGCert

  • Study Type

    Part time available

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  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year part time

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    04 December 2017

Course content

The National Award for SEN Coordination remains a mandatory requirement for newly appointed SENCos from 2008. Experienced SENCos and aspirant SENCos with appropriate experience and access to working with the SEND leadership at a strategic level are also welcome to apply.

Manchester Metropolitan University is a nasen approved provider of NASENCO.

Our 60-credit, Postgraduate Certificate programme builds upon six years of development and successful delivery. This qualification is proving key to effective SEND provision development, career progression and a first step to completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education.

The award is designed, delivered and assessed to provide evidence for National College for Teaching and Learning Outcomes standards. Engagement in the award impacts upon the provision in schools and on the progress of children with SEN.

We offer a choice of delivery models, both daytime and evening, on campus and in local authorities, subject to group viability and an existing Collaborative Partnership arrangement being in place.

Award winning programme

Winner of the Faculty of Education 'Outstanding KE Project 2015' and overall Manchester Met ‘Outstanding KE Project Award 2015’ at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015.

Features and benefits of the course

All assessment is focused on meeting your professional needs with respect to knowledge, skills, attributes and understanding for improving the provision and outcomes for children with SEN/Disability in your school.

Students are supported through networking, mentoring, tutorial sessions and a virtual learning facility.

The Award can be used as a component part of the University's Masters in Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs or Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties. Many of our SENCos have successfully progressed to Masters programmes in these areas.

Placement options

Although there are no formal placements, our programme evaluation identifies the benefit of the networking opportunities provided by our method of delivery.

Visit the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination - PGCert page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!




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