Do you want to achieve a nationally recognised award as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)? Join us at the University of Northampton for our SENCo programme starting in October 2016.
Completion of the course has been mandatory for the teacher designated as the SENCo since 2009. New SENCOs must gain this qualification within three years of taking up their SENCo post. It may also be relevant for those aspiring to be SENCos or those who were already in the post of SENCo prior to 2009 and wish to pursue accredited professional development in this area. Completing the course entitles candidates with 60 credits which can be used towards an MA in SEN and Inclusion.
The programme is taught by experienced senior lecturers from the School of Education’s Centre for Education and Research (CESNER) alongside Local Authority and Teaching School partners with expertise in SEND. This programme is endorsed by NASEN.
Training will take place at a local venue following an induction day at the University of Northampton’s Park Campus.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
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The overall aims of the course are:
- developing inclusive teaching approaches and co-ordinating provision for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in their schools
- applying methods to identify additional needs and monitor the progress of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities
- instigating evidence-based, strategic approaches when deploying, supporting and managing other teaching and support staff
- establishing networks and partnerships with other SENCos and local advisors
The programme includes:
- two modules each worth 30 Level 7 credits at Master’s Level
- face-to-face taught sessions (seven days in total spread across the academic year 2016-2017)
- online support – discussion groups, networking
- access to university support and services
- mentor support
Course modules (16/17)
The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 1)
- Module code: SENM021
- Core module N
The National Award for SEN Coordination (Part 2)
- Module code: SENM022
- Core module N
Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
How to apply
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
Please note that this course is not eligible for Postgraduate Loan funding. See our scholarships page for more information on the funding that may be available to you at the University of Northampton.