"I like the flexibility of this course, the structure is very easy to work with and the tutors are wonderfully supportive." - SENCO
What is the National Award for SEN Coordination?
The award was brought in by the Government in September 2009 and is intended to support the development of Special Educational Needs Coordinators. The SENCO has an important role and the aim of the award is to maintain a consistent, high level of quality training. This course will take a year to complete on a part time basis. Much of the work is undertaken in the work place.
The TDA on behalf of the Government has developed a framework of approved training providers; Real Training is delighted to be one of these approved providers and to be able to offer the award both nationally and internationally.
Why our course?
Join SENCOs across England, study via distance learning and benefit from:
- Independence – we are a friendly team of independent professionals. We are committed to providing the training you need. Learn alongside SENCOs from across England.
- Flexible E-learning solutions – study online and work flexibly around your commitments.
- Six start dates across the year offering you more flexibility
- Learning on the job
- Attending a conference with excellent speakers where you'll meet tutors and colleagues
- 1 year's FREE digital subscription to Special Children
- 60 Masters Credits from Middlesex University
- Specialist support from dedicated tutors, SENCOs and educational psychologists who have an in-depth working knowledge of the education sector
- Access to our advanced online learning platform and student forum, allowing peer interaction and support for your course.
Do I have to do the award?
Government regulations require all new to role SENCOs working in maintained schools in England to achieve this award.
This includes both those who became a SENCO after 1st of September 2009 and those who were already SENCOs on the 1st of September 2009, but had not been a SENCO in their current or any other eligible school for more than 12 months.
If you are an experienced SENCO or work in a private or independent school you do not have to do the award although it will be a valuable qualification to have.
A wide range of SENCOs and teachers are choosing to take up the award as it is the new standard training for SENCOs.
Masters points from Middlesex University
This course forms a 60 credit masters module on the Middlesex University MA in Inclusive Education. You will also be a student of Middlesex University and therefore you can access the library, e-library, student support services, etc.
At the end of the course, you will be awarded a PG Certificate entitled the National Award for SEN Coordination.
Then you can either withdraw from the MA in Inclusive Education or choose 2 additional modules (additional fees apply) to complete the Masters degree - the choice is yours.