Advanced SENCO Award

Whether you are a SENCO who has completed the National Award for SEN Coordination and wish to progress your studies, or you are an experienced SENCO wishing to update your knowledge and skills, this course is suitable for you. It is particularly useful for those who are carrying out the SENCO role across schools or groups of schools or who are likely to become a cluster SENCO in the future.

  • Course Content

    • Strategic work with colleagues within school or across schools.
    • Improving participation in learning in a variety of contexts.
    • Leading, developing and where necessary, challenging practice.
    • Evaluating evidence about learning.
    • Developing, monitoring and evaluating systems within one or multiple settings.
    • Your learning will impact on your personal and professional qualities as a SENCO

    The knowledge and skills you will gain are in line with the national learning outcomes for SENCOs taking part in M level study.

  • Assessment and Accreditation

    Certificated Route:

    • Attendance.
    • Completion of an action research project which is assessed through presentation.

    Accredited Route:

    • Attendance.
    • Completion of an action research project.
    • 4,500 word assignment describing a school-based project.

    Accreditation is worth 30 Masters Level Credits.

  • Entry Requirements

    Participants must hold Qualified Teacher Status and have either successfully completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or have been a SENCO in post since 2009.

  • Benefits to You

    • The knowledge and skills you will gain are in line with the national learning outcomes for SENCOs taking part in M level study.

    • Successful completion will result in 30 Masters Level credits with the University of Hertfordshire, and the opportunity to progress your studies to a full MA level.

  • Benefit to your Organisation

    • The development, monitoring, and evaluation of systems and practices within one or multiple settings.

    • The increased knowledge and experience gained through this course will be invaluable to schools and education settings wishing to guarantee high quality SEN provision.

  • Delivery Pattern and Venues

    The course is delivered in multiple areas across the region and additional groups can be set up in other areas where there are 10 or more participants. The course is delivered by qualified and highly experienced specialist tutors and comprises four days teaching in your local area and a one day regional conference/presentation day.

  • Partners

    This is an Eastern Partnership SEND Programme. The Partnership represents the following organisations:

    University of Hertfordshire

    Bedford Borough Council


    Cambridgeshire County Council



    Essex County Council




    Herts for Learning




    London Borough of Redbridge



    Norfolk County Council

    Peterborough City Council




    Peterborough Learning Partnership




    Suffolk County Council

     
 

How to register

Please click the Register button below to complete the online form and book your place on the Advanced SENCO Award.

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