Entry requirements

To join this programme, you must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in any subject, hold Qualified Teacher Status, and be employed in the post of Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) within a school or setting. 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

September, February

Course content

As a serving SENCo, this National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination 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. Over 2,000 SENCOs nationally have benefited from the expertise of the Edge Hill SEN team.

Fees and funding

Fee Tuition fees for studying on this programme are: £32 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the course in academic year 2017/18, i.e. £960 per 30 credit module; £33 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the course in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £990 per 30 credit module. 60 credits are required to complete this programme.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration

National Award

part time
12 months

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