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PgCert Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Gain the Department for Education’s recommended professional qualification for SENCOs with School Improvement Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

  • Enrol on this practical, relevant programme, designed by SENCOs for SENCOs
  • Meet the learning outcomes for the National Award for SEN Coordination
  • Study assignments designed to complement your day-to-day work and enjoy realistic timelines
  • Embark on six full day sessions, all in term time
  • Benefit from additional twilight sessions arranged to meet the needs of the cohort
  • Learn from experienced and highly regarded tutors who are approachable and willing to help
  • Network and share ideas and best practice
  • Consider literature that impacts on the SENCO role
  • Access University resources and benefits

The 12 month programme prepares aspiring and new SENCOs to meet the national learning outcomes that all SENCOs must achieve in their first three years of being in post.

Developed by School Improvement Liverpool’s Inclusive Learning team, alongside colleagues from LJMU, our programme is relevant and accessible.

It carries 60 credits at Level 7 (Masters level).

Designed to meet the individual professional development needs of SENCOs in a variety of settings, the programme develops student confidence and competency through extending and enhancing professional expertise.

Enthusiastic, expert and highly regarded tutors enable you to: develop practitioner enquiry skills and disseminate findings; review personal professional achievements and development needs and provide evidence of your commitment to development.

Study on this programme prepares you to provide leadership and professional guidance to colleagues and work closely with staff, parents and carers. It challenges you to promote person-centred, inclusive practice in which the interests and needs of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are at the heart of everything you do.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Learning will be assessed through a single coursework assignment in each of the three modules. Assignments have been designed to meet the academic requirements of the programme and enable each student to demonstrate their growing knowledge and skill base as a SENCO.

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 84 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%



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