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National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination - PgCert

Online University of Sunderland Faculty of Education and Society

Part time October PgCert 1 year part-time or distance learning

About the course

Study around work commitments. Advance your own skills as a leader and reflect on how to develop the teams you work with. Enhance your teaching and learning for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


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)

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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.

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