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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination PgCert

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    NOV-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course is for you if you are looking to complete the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO). All SENCOs appointed since 2009 must achieve the NASENCO within three years of appointment. The course offers an overview of special educational needs and/or disabilities in the context of policy, practice and professionalism. You will study the range of perspectives which impact on the work of SEN coordinators. Central to the course is the study of strategies to enhance learning. You will explore research-based interventions in SEN provision for effective working with staff, pupils, governors, parents and other stakeholders. You will be able to share your ideas for professional practice, confidently engage in academic and professional discourse, and develop advocacy skills.

What you will study

This course will enable SEN coordinators to better meet the needs of learners who have special educational needs and disabilities. You will gain an overview of Special Educational Needs and disabilities in the context of policy, practice and professionalism. You will critically evaluate specialist sources to understand the range of perspectives which impact on the work of SEN coordinators. You will develop your reflective practice through evaluation of practice-based scenarios and self-reflective work. The leadership of change in professional settings will draw on appropriate theories and resource management will be examined with reference to both professional and inter-professional working.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn about leading on special educational needs through interactive lectures, seminars and online work in our in our Virtual Learning Environment (CANVAS).

After you graduate

The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO) PgCert will enable you to fulfil the role of a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in an interprofessional community, and may lead to promotion opportunities in your organisation.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,195per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 81 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    70th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    6th

    43

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