The University of Birmingham has been running accredited Masters level professional development programmes for special educational needs co-ordinators SENCos for over 15 years. Over a thousand SENCos have successfully completed their training over this period and given excellent course feedback! Within these Local Authority areas teachers wishing to apply for a place on the course work in a range of maintained mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, academy and free schools, and pupil referral units PRUs. SENCos working in other neighbouring Local Authority areas may also be able to join one of the partnership courses in for example, SENCos from Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Solihull, Telford and Wrekin and Warwickshire were participating in versions of the course.
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination PG Cert
National SENCO Award - MMU - Edsential
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: learning outcomes
Since , all newly appointed SENCOs must attain this qualification within three years of appointment. SENCOs become increasingly knowledgeable, confident leaders of change, make strong contributions to the leadership within their settings and are able to lead, devise, implement and evaluate provision to enhance the outcomes for the children in their care. Assessment and teaching are highly relevant, innovative and combine face-to-face and online activity. The knowledgeable tutors leading and managing the programme bring experience as former SENCOs themselves, and we have been teaching and supporting participants since the inception of the National Award in
This successful one year training programme is designed to support the professional development of special educational needs coordinators SENCOS. SENCOs play a very important role in leading the co-ordination of provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities SEND in schools. This National Award meets that requirement.