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International: £4,500 for the course
- Create professional and personal development opportunities for
Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs).
- Empower SENCOs to develop, influence and lead practice and
policy in their current and/or future contexts.
- Establish an authoritative voice within your school or setting
founded on a broad and deep knowledge base.
- Enable SENCOs to challenge their own and others' values and
assumptions through a critical evaluation of legislation, theory, policy and practice.
This course has been
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
A large proportion of your studies will be undertaken at your current educational setting, and you'll spend up to ten teaching/tutorial/study days which are spread over the course duration. You'll study Special Educational Needs coordination in the role of both manager and leader; evaluating and developing policy, promoting sound person-centred planning and building professional partnerships. You'll be supported by Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) specialists throughout your study, and this course has been widely praised for its contribution to the provision with children with SEND.
You learn through
- Practice-based learning
- Written assignments
- Teaching/tutorial/study days
- Workplace evaluations
Course leaders and tutors
You will apply your studies to your current position as a SENCO or in a Special Educational Needs-related position, and will be mentored throughout in doing so.
This course prepares you for a career in
- Special Educational Needs Coordination
- Further studies at masters level
Sheffield Hallam University is registered as a Quality Provider with the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
To apply for this course you must have QTS, QTLS or EYTS and you must be a qualified teacher who is:
• designated as the SENCO
• an aspiring SENCO
• an inclusion manager
• in a position to undertake the duties of a SENCO
The course is designed for new SENCOs but we also welcome applications from experienced SENCOs.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Senco As Leader: People, Principles And Partnerships||Credits: 30||
|Module: Senco As Manager: Evaluating And Developing Policy And Provision||Credits: 30||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting part-time study in 2019/20 is £2,400 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting part-time study in 2019/20 is £4,500 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
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