National Award: Special Educational Needs Coordination at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
The Nottingham Institute of Education offers a very successful National SENCO Award. This fourteen-month programme is available to existing and aspiring SENCOs from any school or educational setting in the UK and meets the certification requirement that SENCOs must achieve within three years of their appointment. It enables you to develop your professional attributes, and improve your knowledge, skills and understanding so that you can carry out your SENCO role effectively and with confidence.
The 14-month course - Why study this course?
- Achievement of this National Award is a legal requirement for all new SENCOs
- There are five full days of compulsory attendance and with on-line and face-to-face support, it is an ideal fit in work and home life
- Benefit from an experienced course tutor team with national and international reputations in special education and inclusion
- Access all the University's resources and online workspace
How you’re taught
Study sessions involve:
- five compulsory days attendance the University
- five days for independent set tasks
- personal or virtual tutorial and tutor support sessions as required by you.
Compulsory taught sessions
The compulsory taught sessions cover:
Day 1 - 16th September 2022
|Introduction to National Award for SEND Coordination and NTU; the SENCO role; parent and pupil voice.|
Day 2 - 18th November 2022
|An overview of the legislative framework; SEND Tribunals; SEND policy in practice; Removing barriers to inclusion.|
Day 3 - 12th January 2023
|Evidence based practice in SEND support; Impact of interventions; the professional role of the SENCO as a leader.|
Day 4 - 17th March 2023
|Assessment and planning.|
Day 5 - 5th May 2023
|Working in partnership with others.|
Careers and employability
Successful completion of the National Award is a pre-requisite for all new SENCOs to be able to continue in the role and this must be completed within three years from the date of your appointment. This course does not currently offer placements.
Campus and facilities
You must be one of the following:
- a current SEND Coordinator.
- aspiring SEND Coordinator role in the future and have access to the practice-based elements required for the course.
- You must have obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, prior to applying.
- School staff in the role of SENCO will have completed an induction period (refer to SEND Regs 2014, paragraph 49).
- Letter of authorisation from Head Teacher/Manager to undertake Award.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry are set at £1950.00 and may be subject to change. (2023 entry fees TBC)
Find out more about how to pay your fees on our Online payment pages.
If your tuition fees are being met either fully or partly by your employer or other organisation, you can find more details on our Sponsored students page. For further clarification please contact Michele Taylor on email@example.com
How to apply
Contact the Course Administrator to request further information and an application form: