National Award for SEN Coordination

The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) is a statutory requirement for all SENCOs appointed new to role from September 2008 and is an excellent opportunity for professional development for experienced SENCOs.

We offer a leading edge Master’s level programme, delivered by skilled tutors that is designed to transform professional practice.

Ours is a work-based, flexible and practical programme that will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to enhance achievement and maximise impact upon learners with SEN and/or disabilities.

 

Who is this for?

The Department for Education (DfE) regulations require school governing bodies to ensure that SENCOs who are new to the role undertake the National Award for SEN Coordination.

Only individuals who hold Qualified Teacher Status are eligible to access the programme.

What are the benefits?

Our programme is delivered nationally in partnership with Bath Spa University (BSU) and incorporates the Postgraduate Certificate in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion worth 60 credits towards a Master’s (MA) degree.

We offer a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities that include:

  • face to face sessions with expert facilitators
  • online learning
  • personal tutor and peer support
  • technical and admin support

Our four-day face to face workshop programmes typically cover one academic year. SENCOs on these programmes receive individual tutor support between days and from day 4 onwards to successful completion.

How is it delivered?

Our programme is delivered nationally in partnership with Bath Spa University (BSU) and incorporates the Postgraduate Certificate in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion worth 60 credits towards a Master’s degree.
We offer a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities that include:

  • face-to-face sessions with expert facilitators
  • online learning
  • personal tutor and peer support
  • technical and administrative support

Our four day programmes are typically delivered over one academic year. SENCOs on these programmes receive all-through individual tutor support to ensure successful completion.

Assessment

The programme delivers the learning outcomes specified by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and 60 Master's level credits, through three elements:

  • Action Research Project - which can be used to demonstrate a significant number of the learning outcomes
  • Reflective account(s) - focused on specific learning outcomes
  • Eportfolio - evidence drawn from school based activities such as policies, procedures and systems that SENCOs have put in place, used, developed or reviewed

Submissions must be completed within four terms of the programme start, however, dates are flexible to suit individual needs..

What does it cost?

The National Award for SEN Coordination costs £1,695 +VAT.

Fees include ongoing personal tutor support and access to our virtual learning environment for the duration of the programme.

How to apply

Please complete our online registration form below.

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