University of Sunderland
National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination
Since 2008, it is a legal requirement for new SENCOs within mainstream schools to gain a National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO) within 3 years of taking up their post. Our course directly addresses the Learning Outcomes for NASENCO that have been specified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). These Learning Outcomes include: The professional context of relevant frameworks and methodologies, and types of disabilities; the strategic development of SEN policy and procedures; how to co-ordinate provision leading, developing and supporting colleagues; working in partnership with pupils, families and other professionals.
We welcome applications from people who already have a teaching qualification. Please apply if you are a Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) already or you have a career development plan to become a SENCO. Applicants must hold a teaching qualification. The NCTL�s expectation is that all participants on the course will be skilled teachers who have demonstrated the professional attributes, professional knowledge and understanding, and professional skills set out in the teaching qualification and the Core standards (which can be found on page 3 of NCTL�s Learning Outcomes document.
There are a range of assessments including a small scale practitioner enquiry and a critical incident analysis.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time weekend||£ 1,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Professional Certificate||Part-time||£ 1,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Campus||Sunderland||SR1 3SD||North East|
Faculty of Education and Society Recruitment Team
0191 515 3845