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National Award for Special Needs Co-ordination

01 Feb 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
Exact start date to be confirmed. Course length: 1 year part-time

The National Award for Special Education Needs (SEN) Co-ordination is a programme of study which aims to support the professional development of SENCOs. This award is mandatory for all SENCos appointed since September 2008.








To engage in the National Award for SEN Co-ordination you must either

  • already be in a role as SENCo,
  • in a role as Assistant SENCo (with shared responsibility for all aspects of whole school SEN provision) or
  • in the position of Shadowing-SENCo and due to take over the SENCo role within 3 months of starting the course.

SENCos are required to achieve the Award within 3 years of being appointed to the SENCo role.

This course aims to support the development of your strategic vision for SEN within your setting and allows opportunity for your reflection on current practice as part of the aim.

To achieve the Award you will need to

  • Successfully complete 2 Masters level modules
  • Submit a professional portfolio of evidence.

Each of the 2 Masters level modules is assessed via an Assessment Portfolio which comprises a series of practice based tasks and a written reflection. There is also a  requirement to submit a work-based portfolio of professional evidence relating to the 49 SENCo Standards.


This is a blended leaning course which requires engagement with online activities/tasks through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as well as attendance at face to face sessions as detailed below:

Induction Day at Edgehill University February 2020

Each module requires attendance at two face to face training days held at Richmond School North Yorkshire (dates tbc).

Training led by: Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University is based in Lancashire close to Liverpool and   Manchester. The institution has been providing higher education since 1885, with a mission to create opportunity through knowledge. Edge Hill is ranked as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

£2040 (incl VAT) / person

Information Leaflet



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