Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Special Educational Needs Coordination

This course aims to develop students' professional attributes, and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to carry out their SENCO role effectively and with confidence.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be either: a current SEN Coordinator, or expecting to take up a SEN Coordinator role during your study. Students 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 students 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 students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Award Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

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