Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
SOAS University of London Featured Masters Courses
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Featured Masters Courses
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Featured Masters Courses
Aston University Featured Masters Courses

Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) PGCert

    School of Education Logo
  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Flexible: 12-36 months

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    26 March 2019

Work with expert practitioners and deepen your understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils on this mandatory PGCert SENCO.

Deepen your understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils. The PGCert SENCO is a required qualification for all new Special Educational Needs Coordinators within three years of their appointment.

You will reflect on, examine and explore the ways to meet an individual's needs through the appropriate educational provision.

Three 20-credit modules provide a combination of theoretical and practical information about meeting the needs of all students. You will also have to submit a portfolio which demonstrates the breadth of your work in special educational needs. Your assignments take a practical school-based focus - we have excellent links with around 350 local schools, and you will be taught by expert practitioners, researchers and academics.

At the Institute of Education we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. Tutors are internationally or nationally renowned and their research regularly has a direct impact on school curricula and learning techniques, both in the UK and abroad. As experts in their field, their research also directly informs the focus and content of your course.

Our teaching is interactive, experiential and innovative. We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including making use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching and screen capture in assessment.

Facilities

The Institute of Education is based in our historic London Road campus, which has undergone a £30 million refurbishment of the classical Oxford-cloistered quadrangle to create a dedicated world-class education centre.

We have created custom-built spaces for the teaching of specialist subjects, including:

  • modern laboratories
  • musical studios, including an electronic drum kit room and a recording studio
  • well-equipped art studios and facilities for the practise of work in drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media
  • studios for wet photography and printmaking, including silk-screen.

Alongside these fantastic facilities you will also find places to eat and drink as well as plenty of green space to relax in.

Research

The Research Excellence Framework (2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, placed the Institute of Education in the top quartile of Education departments in the UK. Over 80% of our research publications were rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The impact of our research on educational policy and practice in first and second language education was judged to be world leading.

What will you study?

Sample modules:

  • Policies and practice
  • Overcoming barriers to learning
  • Learners with difficulties and disabilities

Please see our module guide for more information

Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.

What career can you have?

Our master's and professional courses have allowed many teachers to gain promotions within their institutions. A number of students also continue their studies onto EdD/PhD courses to develop a career in educational research.


Visit the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) PGCert page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...