Manchester Metropolitan University

Special Educational Needs Coordination (National Award)

This qualification is proving key to effective SEND provision development, career progression and a first step to completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education. The award is designed, delivered and assessed to provide evidence for National College for Teaching and Learning Outcomes standards. Engagement in the award impacts upon the provision in schools and on the progress of children with SEN. The National Award for SEN Coordination remains a mandatory requirement for newly appointed SENCos from 2008. Experienced SENCos and aspirant SENCos with appropriate experience and access to working with the SEND leadership at a strategic level are also welcome to apply.

Course modules

Year 1: Award units: Unit 1 (30 cat) - 22/83 kv 0001, professional knowledge and understanding; unit 2 (30 cat) - 22/83 kv 0002, leading and coordinating provision; unit 3 - 22/83 kv 0003 (practice credit units).

Assessment methods

Assessment is focused upon meeting the professional needs of SENCos with respect to knowledge, skills, attributes and understanding for improving the provision and outcomes for children with SEN/Disability in your school. The taught units will be assessed at Level 7 by two written assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time day/evening September 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cheshire CW1 5DU North West

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