Taught course

Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

Leeds Trinity University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

How can outstanding provision be developed in schools for children and young people with SEN using evidenced-based best practice?

The field of SEND is complex and constantly changing. This part-time course will give aspiring and practicing SENCo’s an in-depth understanding of effective policy, provision and practice to meet the diverse needs of children with SEND. You may be working as a SEND practitioner in a school, early years setting, college or alternative provision. You may or may not be a teacher, but you will be working with children and or young people who have additional needs.

The course will address all the needs of a professional who is or wishes to develop a career in supporting and developing SEND provision. You will meet colleagues and develop professional networks with both practitioners and leaders in the field of SEN.

Leeds Trinity University provides postgraduate training to professionalise the SENCo role, improve pupil outcomes and to invest in and retain current SENCos or those working with in SEND provision.

This course is taught over a period of a year or across an academic year on four Saturdays and online between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursdays approximately monthly between September and July. You will focus on both SENCo as a practitioner and SENCo as a leader across two modules.

You will be asked to explore the reasons why a child cannot access learning and will develop innovative ways to remove barriers to progression for children and young people with SEND. You will develop skills to critically evaluate policy and provision to develop outstanding inclusive practice with children and care givers.

You will also develop skills to understand each child’s needs and start the journey to becoming an expert in identification and assessment to allow personalised planning and support to be developed so no child is left behind in their educational journey.

Celebrating strengths in children and planning for teaching methods that incorporate these will be explored in detail.

Information for international students

This course is only open to students who already have the right to live and study in the UK.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

0113 283 7123