National Award for SEN Coordination at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS

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Course summary

This Postgraduate Certificate aims to enable SENCos and aspiring SENCos to gain the confidence needed to strategically lead SEND provision in their settings. Through critical reflection, participants on the programme will consider the ways the SENCo can work with senior colleagues, governors and the wider learning community to reduce barriers to participation and learning for pupils.

  • Mandatory qualification that all newly qualified SENCos must achieve within three years of appointment, when working in maintained mainstream, academy and free schools.
  • Meets the requirements of the SEN Code of Practice (2015 Section 6.86).
  • Provides up-to-date knowledge support for experienced SENCos and aspiring SENCos, showing a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.
  • The two modules that make up the award each carry 30 Masters-level credits, which can be used towards a Masters in Education.
  • Study from home with our flexible online learning, which enables you to schedule your study pattern around other obligations, providing a high quality specialist SEND education tailored to your lifestyle.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Second-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Open to both aspiring and experienced SENCos. Applicants must hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or be an Early Years Teacher Status SENCo responsible for ages 0-5 only, or equivalent. Many applicants will be required to complete an induction period (SEND Regs 2014, paragraph 49). (Induction for Early Career Teachers. England. 2021) All applicants need approval from their Head Teacher indicating their support. The PG Cert NASENCO reflects on the SEND Code of Practice which provides statutory guidance on duties, policies and procedures relating to Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and associated regulations and applies to England. All applicants must be in a position to fully engage with the NCTL NASENCO Learning Outcomes.


Fees and funding

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National Award for SEN Coordination at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS