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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (IDL) PgCert

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    18-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

On completion of this qualification you will have qualified SENCO Status and the understanding to meet the requirements of this pivotal role in school provision. All SENCOs must have this qualification within three years of accepting the role so is ideal for both new and aspiring SENCOs.

The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DfE, 2014) requires governing bodies of maintained mainstream schools and the proprietors of academy schools (including free schools) to ensure that there is a qualified teacher designated as Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO) for the school. Where a SENCO appointed after 1 September 2008 has not previously been the SENCO at that or any other relevant school for a total period of more than twelve months, they must achieve the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination within three years of appointment.

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All maintained mainstream schools, academies and free schools must have a qualified teacher who is designated as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator for the school. As a SENCO, you will provide leadership and professional guidance to your colleagues and the school.

As a SENCO in a mainstream school, you are legally required to gain a National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination within three years of taking the post. This course meets that legal requirement. It delivers the learning outcomes required by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination.

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University information

University of Sunderland

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    62nd out of 84 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    129 62%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    48th

    40
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

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