Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination

This statutory national award, in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, will develop your professional attributes, and improve your knowledge, skills and understanding to enable you to carry out your SENCO role effectively and with confidence. With only 5 compulsory days attendance, and distance support it is ideal to fit in with a busy lifestyle.

Entry requirements

You must be either: a current SEN Coordinator, or expecting to take up a SEN Coordinator role during your study. You must have obtained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, prior to applying.

Course modules

The National Award comprises of 2 elements: a practical competency framework where you collect evidence for a series of nationally-set professional outcomes, Master's level study (60 credits), which can be used towards gaining an MA in special and inclusive education. Study sessions involve: 5 compulsory days attendance the university, 5 days for independent set tasks, personal or virtual tutorial and tutor support sessions as required by you.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Professional Award Part-time - 1 years

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0115 941 8418