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Applicants are required to have QTS (qualified teacher status) or equivalent. A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is also required. Those who hold a degree below the minimum standard have to show an ability to meet the demands of the programme through an extended personal statement.
Applicants need to be a SENCO or aspiring SENCO and have completed a Headteacher approval form (signed by Headteacher or Line manager) indicating support for you to meet all the learning outcomes of the National Award for SENCOs.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The programme aims to develop participants' professional knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts and debates addressed in the academic and professional literature, in order to lead and co-ordinate special educational needs and disability (SEN and D) provision across an educational setting. For SENCos new to the role it is mandatory to achieve the award within three years of appointment.
This programme is run by the Centre for Inclusive Education in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). It is delivered by specialists who currently practise in the field along with researchers with international profiles in SEN, disabilities and inclusion. The IOE has been ranked number one in the world for education for the last seven years (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
Students will get the opportunity to meet regularly with colleagues working in different local authorities in London and further afield.
The Centre for Inclusive Education offers research-informed and practice-orientated courses and knowledge exchange activities and fosters strong links with local authorities, academy federation trusts and teaching school alliances.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- flexible24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Each module is delivered over five days. A Learning Outcomes Log needs to be completed as the practical component. Assessment is through a practitioner enquiry assignment for both modules consisting of 3,500 words each plus a supplementary component per module. The focus is on the practitioner as researcher within the participant's own education institution.
Course contact details
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