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PgC National Award for SEN Coordination

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Cumbria

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    JAN-21

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Course overview

This masters-level programme (60 credits) enables new and experienced SENCOs to enhance provision and outcomes for all children, especially those with special educational needs and/or disability, and develop themselves as a leader of change within their setting. Since 2009, all newly appointed SENCOs must attain this qualification within three years of appointment.

SENCOs become increasingly knowledgeable, confident leaders of change, make strong contributions to the leadership within their settings and are able to lead, devise, implement and evaluate provision to enhance the outcomes for the children in their care.

Assessment and teaching are highly relevant, innovative and combine face-to-face and online activity. The knowledgeable tutors leading and managing the programme bring experience as former SENCOs themselves, and we have been teaching and supporting participants since the inception of the National Award in 2009.

Course participants comment upon the extremely supportive nature of the teaching staff and the great value of working collaboratively with colleagues on the course.

Course summary

Our programme aims to provide a structured opportunity to widen knowledge and understanding of key issues, to develop and practise skills, and to reflect on the values and attitudes which will support SENCOs in their work. This will be supplemented firstly by the identification of a group of course participants who work collaboratively and supportively, and who facilitate hosting of visits to one another's settings, and beyond, to work together and to access opportunities which complement the previous experience of the participant. Secondly, through support offered by a suitable identified mentor within the school or setting of the course member, we will facilitate opportunities relevant to the academic and professional portfolio of the participant, and support on matters of leadership and strategic development.

Schools and settings supporting their SENCos in the professional development associated with this course will need to be aware that they will need to be released from their setting-based responsibilities in order to attend the induction (half a day), 6 face-to-face days and a number of group meetings/visits, in addition to some individual study time. They will need to support introduction of a SENCo-led change project and subsequent research, and to provide opportunities for leading staff meetings, interacting with the governing body and the senior leadership team.

Our course is informed by the requirements of the Children and Families Act (2014) and SEND Code of Practice (2015) and meets the requirements of the SENCo Regulations (2009) and SEND Regulations (2014)(Part 3, paragraph 49 - 4).

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

    34

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