Plymouth University

The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PgCert The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The modules are designed to explicitly relate to the SENCO Learning Outcomes. They ensure a critical theoretical perspective while also maintaining relevant context-based practical outcomes. The programme is strongly rooted in effective practice (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally), being up-to-date, relevant, research-based and led, taught and facilitated by people with relevant current experience, expertise and skills. Modules will draw upon local context and make use of local expertise. The programme includes opportunities for SENCOs to apply theory to practice, to undertake practical activity in their own school and evaluate and improve their practice, and learn from effective practice in other schools. There are two modules which include a total of six days attendance at sessions in your LA location, as well as four school focused/research days. Each module consists of 3 full days taught sessions and 2 study days. Suggestions for activities on study days include visiting another mainstream or special school; visiting LA caseworkers; using the University library; studying at home; gathering data at school.


Not applicable

International Student Requirements:

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 11750 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 11750 GBP

Classification: Unknown

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