All applicants must have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination is a mandatory course for new SENCOs and for SENCOs presently working in this role. The award must be achieved within 3 years of being appointed. The course is available to SENCOs working in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire schools only.
Please contact the Programme Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Months of entry
The PGCert Education: National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-ordination is a mandatory qualification for all newly appointed SENCos. It must be completed within three years of your SENCo appointment.
The government is committed to improving outcomes for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D).
SENCos play a central role in schools to ensure that:
- effective provision is made for children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
- and that the needs of individual learners are met.
Our course is delivered jointly with the Oxfordshire Inclusion Support Team (OXIST) and the Buckinghamshire Learning Trust (BLT). They provide in-school support and Portfolio guidance.
Our course tutors have professional experience in a range of SEN/D settings, including:
- leading Pupil Referral Units
- managing specialist SEN/D facilities
- working as school based SENCOs.
We also work in close partnership with hundreds of schools and colleges and other organisations.
Information for international students
This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.
Preparation courses for EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12-18 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848