The National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (NA-SENCO)

Overview

The NA-SENCO is a mandatory qualification for all Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) new to the role in mainstream schools, who must successfully complete the award within three years of appointment to the role of SENCO.

Completing the NA-SENCO at Bishop Grosseteste will develop your professional skills and understanding so that you are able to carry out the role of the school SENCO confidently and successfully in educational settings.

Applications for 2018/2019 are now closed. You can apply to complete the course in 2019/2020 by completing the following form:

Key Facts
Entry Requirements

To undertake the NA-SENCO you must have:

– Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
– Support from the head teacher of an appropriate educational setting.

Further Information

Click here for important information about this course including additional costs, resources and key policies.

About The Course

The NA-SENCO comprises two modules:

Module 1: Professional Knowledge and Understanding of SEND

In this module you will develop a professional knowledge and understanding of SEND within the national and local context, making clear links to the SEND Code of Practice (2015). You will consider how the leadership of SEND can affect pupils’ participation and learning and explore strategies that can improve outcomes for these pupils.

Module 2: Leading and Co-ordinating Provision for Pupils with SEND

This module will focus on the leadership of provision for pupils with SEND. This will enable you to explore effective leadership in the area of SEND, equip you with strategies for evaluating the progress of pupils and develop your knowledge of systems to ensure that pupils make progress. The module will also consider how to effectively work alongside other stakeholders such as parents, school staff, governors and outside support agencies.

Delivery

There are five taught face-to-face days at BGU’s campus in Lincoln through the academic year.

In addition to these taught days, there are five flexible workplace-based learning days which involve school-based activities.

You will also have access to a dedicated virtual learning environment and support from tutors at the university throughout your time on the course.

Dates for 2018/19:

Friday 12th October 2018
Friday 18th January 2019
Friday 8th March 2019
Friday 3rd May 2019
Friday 5th July 2019

Assessment

The assessment for the NA-SENCO at Bishop Grosseteste has been carefully designed to allow you to meet the Learning Outcomes set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and also meet the academic standards required for study at masters level. Assessments include:

– Written assignments (1 x 4000 words in module 1; 1 x 1500 words in module 2).
– An assessed professional conversation about your role as a SENCO in module 1.
– A presentation about a small-scale practitioner enquiry that is undertaken in module 2.

Successful completion of each module is worth 30 masters-level credits.

Academic Staff
How To Apply

Applications for 2018/2019 are now closed. You can apply to complete the course in 2019/2020 by completing the form below. This should be sent to:

Admissions
Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
Lincoln
LN1 3DY.

Or submitted via email to:

enquiries@bishopg.ac.uk

Download the NA-SENCO Application Form

Please contact Steve McNichol (steven.mcnichol@bishopg.ac.uk) for any further details you require.

Fees & Finance

Bishop Grosseteste currently uses a ‘tiered’ fees system for all modules leading to master’s level credits. This is summarised here:

Full fee – £1,170 (fee per module), £2,340 (total fee)

20% discounted fee* (available to applicants with a first degree at 1st or 2:1 classifcaton) – £936 (fee per module), £1,872 (total fee)

30% Alumni fee* (available to applicants who have successfully gained previous academic qualifaction at BGU, such as a first degree or PGCE) – £819 (fee per module), £1,638 (total fee)

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