Serco is an approved and experienced training provider for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination (course code 110), a National College for Teaching & Leadership training programme designed to support the professional development of SENCOsApply
Course code: 110
Duration: 12 months
Accreditation: University of Wolverhampton (UoW)
Level: Masters (60 credits)
Serco is an approved and experienced training provider for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination (course code 110), a training programme designed to support the professional development of SENCOs.
The programme, designed in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, is delivered by experienced SENCOs and educational psychologists; is flexible, taking into account your prior learning as well as personal circumstances, and is designed to reduce the impact of time out of school.
All DfE funding has now been allocated, but the Award remains mandatory for all SENCOs appointed since 2009.
Key elements of the programme:
The three modules are:
Each of these is assessed at the end with a 3,000 word assignment.
The programme is delivered fully online and each module starts with a WebEx (online conferencing) session.
The programme takes 12 months to complete. There are 3 intakes a year, with new cohorts starting every February, May and September. Please apply early to avoid disappointment as this is a popular programme.
The full programme can be paid for in full at the start of the programme or per module (3 payments - each to be paid at the start of each module).
The price for the programme is due to increase, this will be confirmed by the end of June 2020. We will update the site as soon as the new price is known.
Our next programme starts in October 2020, the application deadline is Friday 11th September 2020.
Please download the following information to help you with your application;
Note: to gain the SENCO Award applicants must have Qualified Teacher Status (including completion of the NQT year). If you do not know your teachers reference number, please contact Teachers Pensions on 0345 6066166 (8.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday). For QTS numbers speak to your payroll department.
If you are not a qualified teacher then you may still be eligible to join the programme and receive a Post Graduate Certificate which equates to 60 credits towards your Master's qualification upon successful completion.
"I just wanted to write to tell you how useful I have found this course. There are so many things we need to put into place in our school and from completing this course it has given me the confidence to put my ideas into practice. The owner of my school is already treating me with more respect when we talk about SEN issues."(SENCO participant, 2017)