Taught course

Special Educational Needs

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · Department of Education
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

  • You will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification and/or appropriate work experience

Months of entry

January

Course content

This course leads to the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (a statutory requirement for new SENCOs in post since 2009) for students with QTS/QLS (Qualified Teacher Status). Students will be supported by highly experienced and research-active teaching staff, who are attuned to the needs of part-time students.

The course content is designed to suit those who are currently working. Students come from a wide range of settings, from early years to higher education, and are encouraged to bring their own professional experiences into the learning environment. Current research underpins the teaching on this dynamic course, which combines theory with practical exercises. Students also benefit from guest speakers, both the university’s own alumni and professionals from different areas of education related to SEN.

There are two outcomes for this course: the Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs; and the National SENCO Award. Those students who are qualified teachers and gain the Postgraduate Certificate can convert their award to a National SENCO Award within five years on completion of their SENCO portfolio.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquires@glos.ac.uk
Phone
03330 141414