Postgraduate PG Cert

Special Education Needs Co-ordination

Special Education Needs Co-ordination

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    9 Months
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

This qualification is a requirement for special educational needs coordinators (SENCO) working in state-maintained schools in England and Wales. The course is also highly relevant to inclusion and special educational needs leaders and managers who wish to improve the quality of inclusion and special educational needs and disability provision in their setting, whether they are working in the UK or abroad.

Developed in collaboration with academic staff and expert practitioners, the course provides an exceptional distance learning programme coupled with opportunities to participate in workshops and conferences available to all students in the Carnegie School of Education. Working closely with your tutor, you will undertake a thorough self-evaluation to identify gaps in your knowledge and understanding. This will help to link your learning to your professional practice and will enable you to steer the direction of your development.

Our Virtual Learning Environment will allow you to regularly connect with your personal tutor and share your experiences with your peers. You will be encouraged to collaborate with fellow students on the course and colleagues in your school in order to refine your knowledge and get the most from the programme. Throughout the year, you will be provided with online resources and support materials, including recorded expert presentations, to help you meet your learning needs.

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people - that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

You will have access to our Library's extensive range of electronic resources, and support from your personal tutor will provide you with formative feedback to improve your learning experience.

Your course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of inclusion and special educational needs theory and practice. One of the most important goals of the course will be to grow your confidence so you can coordinate SEND provision effectively.

At the end of this course you will have completed the first 60 credits towards our MA Education qualification (Pathway: Special Educational Needs). For more information on this course, visit courses.leedsbeckett/education_ma. The learning outcomes will support you to develop a greater understanding of:

  • Leadership and management
  • Pupil progress
  • Different types of special educational needs and their impact on learning
  • Intervention and provision management
  • The role of teaching assistants
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Working with outside agencies and stakeholders

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

  1. Practice based learning
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Distance learning course
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  6. We offer distinctive and creative programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society
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