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Education - National Award for SEN Coordination PGCert

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Harcourt Hill Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

The PGCert Education: National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-ordination is a mandatory qualification for all newly appointed SENCos. It must be completed within three years of your SENCo appointment.

The government is committed to improving outcomes for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D).

SENCos play a central role in schools to ensure that:

  • effective provision is made for children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
  • and that the needs of individual learners are met.

Our course is delivered jointly with the Oxfordshire Inclusion Support Team (OXIST) and the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust (BLT). They provide in-school support and Portfolio guidance.

Our course tutors have professional experience in a range of SEN/D settings, including:

  • leading Pupil Referral Units
  • managing specialist SEN/D facilities
  • working as school based SENCOs.

We also work in close partnership with hundreds of schools and colleges and other organisations.

Assessment

Module assessments will include online summaries of discussions, essays, presentations and a small-scale practitioner enquiry.

In addition to module assessments you must present a portfolio of evidence for assessment. In your portfolio you need to demonstrate that you have met all the 49 learning outcomes specified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Career prospects

Many of our SENCOs who complete the course go on to further career progression, for example as:

  • director of inclusion across a federation of schools
  • inclusion consultant with OXIST
  • deputy and assistant head roles with responsibility for inclusion.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

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Oxford Brookes University

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    48th

  • Campus address

    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 81 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    75th

    54

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