University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Special Educational Needs Coordination

The course aims to enable SENCOs working in a range of settings to ensure that they are able to carry out their key responsibilities effectively in relation to the following key tasks: (a) in relation to each of the registered pupils whom the SENCO considers may have special educational needs, to inform a parent of the pupil that this may be the case as soon as is reasonably practicable; (b) in relation to each of the registered pupils who have special educational needs; (c) selecting, supervising and training learning support assistants who work with pupils who have special educational needs; (d) advising teachers at the school about differentiated teaching methods appropriate for individual pupils with special educational needs; (e) contributing to in-service training for teachers at the school to assist them to carry out the tasks referred to in paragraph (b); (f) preparing and reviewing the information required to be published by the governing body (e.g. the school�s SEND policy).

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in a relevant subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,190 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005