Taught course

Special and Inclusive Education (National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators)

Northumbria University · Teacher Education

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCos) is a level 7, 60 credit award which is a legal requirement for SENCos new to post since 2009 in maintained mainstream schools, nurseries, academies, free schools and pupil referral units (PRUs). All schools have a legal duty to appoint a Fully Qualified teacher as their SENCo.

The programme consists of two 30 credit modules.

Students who complete the Post Graduate Certificate (NASC) can progress to the second year of the full MA in SEN Inclusion.

Information for international students

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent)

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
0191 227 4453