Oxford Brookes University School of Education

Oxford Brookes University

National Award for SEN Coordination

This course is mandatory for all special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) new to the role.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have qualified teacher status (QTS). The national award for special educational needs (SEN) co-ordination is a mandatory course for new special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and for SENCOs presently working in this role. The course is available to SENCOs working in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire schools only.

Course modules

Modules include: Policy and practice for special educational needs; teaching and learning for special educational needs; managing issues in special educational needs.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on two elements: A summary of an online discussion and a report on a school project relating to an aspect of the SENCO management role.In addition SENCOs must present a portfolio of evidence for assessment which demonstrate that they have met all the 49 learning outcomes specified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,130 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harcourt Hill Campus Oxford OX2 9AT South East

Key information

Lina Wik
Telephone number: 
01865 488617