Taught course

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Health

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • minimum 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent
  • a Certificate in Education (post 16) with appropriate professional experience
Additional information
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • All offers are conditional on applicants securing satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure and health checks
If you have any specific queries, please contact yvonne.sutton@si.liverpool.gov.uk

Months of entry


Course content

LJMU's practical and relevant SENCO PgCert enables you to explore a wide range of topics and benefit from opportunities to fulfil your leadership role.
  • Enrol on this practical, relevant programme, designed by SENCOs for SENCOs
  • Learn from experts in the field who bring professional currency and academic expertise to the fore
  • Cover a wide range of topics and develop your ability to fulfil a strategic leadership role
  • Work with colleagues from other Local Education Authorities and education sectors
  • Enjoy significant benefits for your organisation and for you professionally, as a nationally qualified SENCO
  • Access tailored support and guidance as you need it
This SENCO PgCert features assessment activities in keeping with the SENCO role and enables you to investiage a wide range of topics, benefiting from opportunities to fulfil your leadership role more effectively.

This programme provides a grounding in theory, research and practice for educational professionals with an interest in developing their capabilities as SENCOs, their understanding of policy contexts and their ability to contribute to improvements in educational outcomes and organisational effectiveness in their school or setting.

Applications are managed by School Improvement Liverpool. You should apply online via their website:

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    It is taught during six full training days and six additional twilight sessions. These are organised on a half-termly basis at the Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre and the IM Marsh Campus in South Liverpool.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)151 231 5090