Everything you need to know...
- 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.
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How you learn
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All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
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
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
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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 and have completed a period of induction. 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. The SENCo Award must be achieved within 3 years of appointment to the role.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, email our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Senco As Leader: People, Principles And Partnerships
|Module: Senco As Manager: Evaluating And Developing Policy And Provision
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2024/25 is £3,400 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Teaching, education and childhood studies courses (PDF, 257.5KB)
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