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PgCert Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination)


Course Description

Course Summary

Postgraduate Certificates are one-year, part-time courses for educational professionals who want to acquire postgraduate-level skills and knowledge.

Each 60 credit PgCert consists of two units, which you select according to your chosen pathway. You will decide your assignment themes together with your tutor, enabling you to organise your studies to suit your own career development aspirations and inform improvement within your organisation.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Advanced Professional Certificate in Education

Choose Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators) PgCert at Bedfordshire and:

- Study on a course designed for to develop SENCOs’ professional attributes and knowledge, understanding and skills, to enable you to fulfil the leadership role set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for 0 to 25 years (DfE, 2014).
- Explore course content highly relevant to mainstream and special school practitioners alike, focusing on issues related to literacy difficulties and dyslexia in schools, and how potential barriers to learning can be removed
- Develop your understanding of concepts, theories and approaches to literacy difficulties, including dyslexia, and inclusion in schools, and on your potential for influencing change
- Gain insight into the learning of dyslexic and other pupils/students who experience difficulties in literacy development/specific learning difficulties, and ways in which learning might be more effectively supported
- Benefit from a qualification that could be used as the basis for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) claim into an MA Education course (Level 7).

Why choose this course?

The National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NASENCo) is a legally required qualification for all new SENCos. This course will support you to achieve the learning outcomes of this award as specified by the National College for Teaching and Learning (2014): professional knowledge and understanding, and leadership and co-ordination of SEN provision.

This is an online version of the course. All the materials are available through the Universitys web site so you will be able to study the whole course at a distance. Support from course tutors is available through the web site, by email or by telephone.

Career Management Skills

The course is specifically designed to enable students to meet the learning outcomes for the qualification (NASENCo) that is legally required for all new SENCos in schools. It enables them to fulfil the leadership role of SENCo in a school with greater confidence, competence and from a much better-informed position.

The course also frequently enables its graduates to feel they are in a good position to apply for positions of greater responsibility in schools/colleges.

Career/Further study opportunities

Typically graduates of this course either continue working in their own institutions or else are promoted to positions of greater responsibility.

Visit the PgCert Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination) page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements for UK students View Website from the European Union - View Website students - View Website addition course participants will need to:have qualified teacher status (QTS);be practising teachers working in the area of special educational needs provision in schools;study EDC004-6 in advance of EDC047-6;have regular (i.e. several times a week) access to a computer.

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