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Course summary

Overview The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination is a mandatory qualification for all newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo) in mainstream schools within 3 years of appointment to the role. We offer a choice of study options for you to obtain your qualification. An on-campus route, where you’ll attend a university-based group, and local area routes, where you’ll attend groups within your local authority/teaching school alliance/academy trust (subject to group viability and partnership provision arrangement being in place). We currently have 12 local area groups across the North West and Cheshire. We aim to help SENCos across the region gain the confidence to successfully lead and strengthen SEND provision in their school. To this day, we’ve successfully engage 1,500 students with our training on this important course. On our course, you’ll critically evaluate evidence on learning, teaching and assessing pupils with SEND. You’ll develop the skills to work strategically with senior colleagues and governors, to increase participation and improve the lives and outcomes for pupils experiencing barriers to their learning. Features and benefits

  • Positive, practical outputs - Complete assessments that focus on helping you to improve the provision and achievement for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in your school.
  • Dedicated support - We support you through mentoring, tutorial sessions, and a virtual learning facility.
  • Join a community of learners - You’ll have the opportunity to join the programme network, your teaching group network and attend our SEND conference.
  • Further study opportunities - When you complete the PgCert NASENCo, you’re awarded 60 credits that you can put towards a masters degree (180 Credits).
  • Taught by experts - You’ll have tutorials and lectures delivered by specialist staff from local authority collaborative partners and Manchester Met tutors who are leading training in this field.
  • Accredited provider - We have delivered the NASENCo course from it’s introduction in 2009 and since have successfully supported 1,500 students in achieving their NASENCo qualification.

Entry requirements

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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS