• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The aim of the programme is to enable SENCOs who are new in post or aspiring SENCOs to gain the National Award for SEN Coordination. This programme intends to support new or aspiring SENCOs to meet the requirement of achieving the award within three years of appointment to the role.

Level
Level 7
Duration
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course has been designed to support students to achieve a level 7 validated programme award, alongside producing a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the professional learning outcomes of the NASENCO award. Students will consolidate their existing SEN knowledge and understanding through reflection, research and analysis of personal practice.

Key Topics

  • Developing SEN Coordination – Enhancing leadership and managing change
  • Evidence Based Inclusive Practice
  • Intervention Programmes

Assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course engaging in a variety of assessment methods including, essay, report writing, presentation and ePortfolio.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

The programme is aimed at those who currently hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK, and who are currently working as teachers in school settings as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) or aspiring to be, a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) with Headteacher approval.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS – appropriate for ages 0-5 only) is required for the post of SENCO.

QTS/QTLS status is required for the NASENCO Award.

For new to role SENCOs, the National SENCO Award must be completed within 3 years of appointment.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

You can choose to continue your study to Master’s level by joining the MA SEND programme. Completion of this course will allow you to accredit this prior learning and complete the MA over 2 years.

The programme assessment methods will develop practitioners’ higher-level skills at Master’s level and support career progression into senior leadership roles.

Practitioners are already employed within the sector when commencing the PGCert. There will be opportunities to critically debate, evaluate and analyse as practitioners engage with different materials.

 

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

The programme is aimed at those who currently hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK, and who are currently working as teachers in school settings as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) or aspiring to be, a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) with Headteacher approval.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS), Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS – appropriate for ages 0-5 only) is required for the post of SENCO.

QTS/QTLS status is required for the NASENCO Award.

For new to role SENCOs, the National SENCO Award must be completed within 3 years of appointment.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, you'll need to fill in our Postgraduate and Professional application form on the page below.

Click here for Application Information