Taught course

Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. Please note that, although it is not a requirement for entry on to the course, it is important, for the purposes of the assessment, that applicants are currently based in an educational working environment and have access to SEN related data.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course will enable you to understand inclusion and special educational needs theory and practice.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study entirely online in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Explore the SEND Code of Practice for England and Wales
  • Understand the role of the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in schools, and their professional duties as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice
  • Have the chance to relate your studies to a range of related non-teaching roles such as those in the voluntary sector
  • Complete self-evaluation and reflection exercises to address priorities for your development and maximise your impact
  • Prepare and submit a final portfolio

This course will encourage significant improvements in your practice. As it’s built into your professional practice, it can be highly transformative and play an important role in your lifelong learning journey.

Your learning experience

You’ll be able to study around existing commitments such as supporting children, young people and families. You’ll independently plan your time and establish a study routine that works around you.

The design of this programme reflects innovation and expertise in digital pedagogy supported by a series of optional online webinars and access to an Online Learning Tutor, an Academic Tutor and Subject-Specialist librarian. Your personal tutor will guide your development and provide formative feedback to improve your learning experience. You’ll use engaging and up-to-date materials to conduct self-directed research and reading as you become part of our online professional learning community.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113