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National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination Postgraduate Certificate

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Sunderland

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    18-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This course is for both aspiring and practising Special Educational Needs Coordinators, already working in the field of education and care.

You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to help students with special educational needs including those with disabilities.

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 (SENCO) 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

    108th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

    35

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