Since 2009 the national award for SEN Co-ordination is mandatory if you are the designated SENCo for your school and must be completed within three years of taking up the post. You may also find it useful to study this award if you are aspiring to the role of SENCo in your career development, or if you became a SENCo before 2009. Completing this course also gives you 60 credits towards the MA in SEN and Inclusion.
This course is taught by experienced senior lecturers from our Centre for Education and Research (CESNER) alongside Local Authority and Teaching School partners with expertise in SEND. It is endorsed by NASEN.
Training will take place at a local venue following an induction day at our Park Campus and the course will being on 14 October 2017.
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.
The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
We will help you to:
- develop inclusive teaching approaches and co-ordinating provision for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in their schools
- apply methods to identify additional needs and monitor the progress of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities
- instigate evidence-based, strategic approaches when deploying, supporting and managing other teaching and support staff
- establish 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)
- online support – discussion groups, networking
- access to University support and services
- mentor support
Course modules (17/18)
The National Award for SEN Coordination Part 1 (30 credits)
- Module code: SENM021
- Core module N
The National Award for SEN Coordination Part 2 (30 credits)
- Module code: SENM022
- Core module N
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
How to apply
To apply for this course, please choose one of the following six local venues, where a large proportion of your training will be delivered:
- Derby City and Derbyshire
- Nottingham, Leicester City and Rutland
- Northampton and Milton Keynes
For more information, please contact SENCO@northampton.ac.uk or to apply telephone Admissions on 01604 892042.
Please note that the deadline for applications for the October 2017 intake is 29 September 2017.
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.