Masters | Postgraduate Course - National Award for SEN Coordination PG Cert Course Details within University of Chichester

University of Chichester
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Course Fees
60 credit module fee: £1,440
Contact Name
Programme Coordinator for NASENco
Tel
01243 812123
National Award for SEN Coordination PG Cert

Study Details

PGCert

We are one of the key providers in the south of England running the mandatory qualification for newly appointed SENCOs. SENCOs who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (60  Masters Level credits) and will have the opportunity to continue their study to a full MA qualification.

Our innovative programme attracts teachers from West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

We have developed a strong collaboration with local authorities and partners to ensure that it supports both local and national requirements and we involve national and international experts to work with us in delivering a relevant and up-to-date programme.

The programme is strongly rooted in work-based practice, equipping SENCOs to evaluate and develop effective leadership and management of SEND provision.

The National Award is required to be at Masters level and you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice with 60 Masters level credits on completion of the programme.

Module details

The practical and interactive sessions are an opportunity for SENCOs to discuss topics including:

  • the statutory and regulatory context for SEND provision and the implications for practice in the school or setting (including requirements for the Local Offer)
  • the principles and practice of leadership in different contexts
  • how SEND affect pupils’ participation and learning
  • strategies for improving outcomes for pupils with SEND
  • working strategically with senior colleagues and governors
  • leading and developing colleagues and promoting improvements in teaching
  • evaluating evidence about learning, teaching and assessment in relation pupils with SEND to inform practice
  • drawing on external sources of support and expertise
  • developing, implementing and monitoring systems
  • using person-centred approaches to build on and extend the experiences, interests, skills and knowledge of children and young people with SEND
  • encouraging family leadership with parents and carers as equal partners in their child’s achievement, progress and well-being

Entry Requirements

If you are a SENCO or Inclusion Manager new to the role with QTS, or will become a SENCO within the year of the programme, you are eligible to apply.

We also welcome experienced SENCOs, and SENCOs working in Early Years settings, special schools, PRUs, Further Education or private schools who are interested in gaining the National Award as part of their professional development.
 
An honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

Student Destinations

SENCOs who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (60 Masters level credits) and will have the opportunity to continue their study to a full MA qualification.