Postgraduate PG Cert

Special Education Needs Coordination

Explore issues relating to the leadership of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within, between and beyond schools.

Special Education Needs Coordination

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    9 Months
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

This innovative course will enable you to understand inclusion and special educational needs theory and practice. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study entirely online in our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Explore the SEND Code of Practice
  • Understand the role of the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in a global context
  • Have the chance to relate your studies to a range of related non-teaching roles such as those in the voluntary sector
  • Complete self-evaluation and reflection exercises to address priorities for your development and maximise your impact
  • Prepare and submit a final portfolio

This course will encourage significant improvements in your practice. As it’s built into your professional practice, it can be highly transformative and play an important role in your lifelong learning journey.

Your learning experience
You’ll be able to study around existing commitments such as supporting children, young people and families. You’ll independently plan your time and establish a study routine that works around you.

The design of this programme reflects innovation and expertise in digital pedagogy supported by a series of optional online webinars and access to an Online Learning Tutor, an Academic Tutor and Subject-Specialist librarian. Your personal tutor will guide your development and provide formative feedback to improve your learning experience. You’ll use engaging and up-to-date materials to conduct self-directed research and reading as you become part of our online professional learning community.

Further study
On completion of this course, you’ll have completed the first 60 credits towards our MA Inclusive Practice in Education. The masters course will enable you to further develop your understanding of:

  • Participation and learning
  • Intervention and provision management
  • Autism and learning
  • Literacy difficulties and dyslexia inclusive pedagogy
  • Working with multiple agencies and stakeholders

Why study Special Education Needs Co-Ordination at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Practice-based learning – develop a practical skillset  
  2. Learn from experts – taught by a professionally experienced team
  3. Online learning - join our academic community from anywhere in the world
  4. Globally relevant – develop expertise applicable to any educational setting 
  5. Join a diverse cohort - you don’t need to have achieved QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) to study this course

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