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PgCert National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (0-5 years)

Canterbury Christ Church University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


If you hold qualified teacher status and wish to, or have been appointed SEN co-ordinator for the 0-5 age range, we can help you fulfil the requirement to gain the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (0-5 years). Canterbury Christ Church University is one of the country's largest and most experienced provider of courses such as this, and is a fully approved NASEN training provider. Our team has worked with well over 1,100 SENCOs, so you can be sure of the best teaching – helping you further your career.

The National Award for SEN Co-ordination (0-5 Years) is a one year, part time postgraduate certificate course, which, on successful completion of the assessed work will give SENCOs 60 Masters level credits (the equivalent to a third of a full Masters).

Having now worked with over 1,100 SENCOs from maintained, specialist and independent sector settings, we have clear evidence of the impact that this training course has had upon not only the SENCO, in terms of developing confidence and understanding of current legislation and the impacts that this has for practice. This in turn has impacted upon the school settings through developing capacity and strategic leadership.

All schools are noticing an increase in the number of complex educational needs that staff are needing to understand and manage, and this course therefore provides SENCOs with up to date information about a range of best practices, in terms of the understanding and identification of need, as well as effective processes and practices to support a strategic rather reactive approach to meeting needs.

Your future career

On successful completion of the whole of this course (i.e. the Postgraduate Certificate in SEN Coordination and the National Award for SEN Coordination (0-5 years)), you will be able to hold the post of SENCO.

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University information

Canterbury Christ Church University

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  • Campus address

    Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    109 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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