Taught course

Special Educational Needs Coordination

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

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Entry requirements

You must be a qualified teacher who is

• designated as the SENCO


• an inclusion manager


• in a position to undertake the duties of a SENCO

You also need a document from your head teacher supporting your application and to provide your sponsorship details.

The course is designed for new SENCOs but we also welcome applications from experienced SENCOs. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Months of entry


Course content

Study a course developed for those who are currently working as special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs). You learn to develop inclusive cultures, and evaluate approaches to education. These new skills help you to make a difference in your school and to the wellbeing and achievement of young people who have special educational needs. This course is quality assured by National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and is a member of the NASEN providers group nationally.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555