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Special Educational Needs Coordination (National Award) PGCert

Course Description

The University of Birmingham is a Department for Education and National College for Teaching and Leadership approved provider for the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. It has been running accredited (Masters level) professional development programmes for special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) for over 15 years. Over a thousand SENCOs have successfully completed their training over this period!

The University runs partnership versions of the National Award for SEN Co-ordination course with the following Local Authority partners:

Birmingham; Dudley, Sandwell & Wolverhampton (combined cohort); Shropshire; Staffordshire.

Within these Local Authority areas SENCOs wishing to apply for a place on the course work in range of maintained mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, academy and free schools, and pupil referral units (PRUs). SENCOs working in other neighbouring Local Authority areas may also be able to join one of the partnership courses (in 2012 for example, SENCOs from Solihull, Warwickshire joined the Birmingham version of the course).

For more information on this course, please visit:

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Special Educational Needs Coordination (National Award) PGCert page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be SENCOs with qualified teacher status (QTS) or teachers working in pupil referral units.As this course has been designed to enable participants to fulfil this strategic role, all applicants must have full support of their school leadership team and access to both an appropriate setting and relevant school based experiences

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