Taught course

National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PCert

Entry requirements

Experienced or newly appointed SENCos:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), (QTLS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
  • School staff in the role of SENCo will have completed an induction period

Aspirant SENCos:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), (QTLS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS)
  • Evidence of appropriate experience and support from your school to undertake qualification
  • Able to meet all NASENCo learning outcomes

Months of entry

September

Course content

The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination is a mandatory qualification for all newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo) in mainstream schools.

We aim to help SENCos across the region gain the confidence to successfully lead and strengthen SEND provision in their school. To this day, we’ve successfully engaged over one thousand students with our training on this important course.

On our course, you’ll critically evaluate evidence on learning, teaching and assessing pupils with SEND. You’ll develop the skills to work strategically with senior colleagues and governors, to increase participation and improve the lives and outcomes for pupils experiencing barriers to their learning.

We offer a choice of study options, including an on campus route, where you’ll attend a University based group,
or local area route, where you’ll attend groups within your local authority/ teaching school alliance/academy trust
(subject to group viability and partnership provision arrangement being in place).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969