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Entry requirements

You must have a degree (or equivalent). No specific subjects are required. You must also hold either Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status or Early Years Teacher Status, or equivalent, and be employed in the post of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) within a school or setting. Please note, if you hold QTS you must also have completed your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction period. Eligible schools and settings include maintained schools (including special schools), non-maintained special schools, city technology colleges, academies, free schools and pupil referral units. If you wish to study on modules where distance learning is required, you must have access to a PC with a suitable broadband connection which provides good internet access; you must also have a secure postal address. All participants joining the programme will be required to meet the Disclosure and Barring Service's (DBS) mandatory criteria of 'Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults'.

Months of entry

January, February, September

Course content

As a serving SENCo, this National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASC) has been developed to provide you with a rich, critical and broad-based understanding of the theories and concepts surrounding inter-professional working with children and young people experiencing barriers to learning. It will help you further develop your practice as a committed, responsible and creative professional, capable of critical thinking and practical action and support you in enhancing whole-school provision for pupils who have Special Educational Needs or disabilities. SENCos who are newly appointed must achieve the award within three years of taking up the role. Over 2,000 SENCOs nationally have benefited from the expertise of the Edge Hill SEN team.

Fees and funding

Academic Year 2020/21 EntryTuition fees for UK and EU students enrolling on this National Award in academic year 2020/21 are £2,040 for the entire course.Academic Year 2021/22 EntryTuition fees for UK students enrolling on this National Award in academic year 2021/22 are £2,040 for the entire course.EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • National Award
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme will be assessed via two reflective portfolios (one in each module). These will include practice-based assessment tasks and a critical reflection of 2,500 words. You will also be required to collate a portfolio of evidence in relation to the 49 SENCo Standards.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171