Courses

National Award for Special Education Needs Coordination Postgraduate Certificate

Overview

This course is for both aspiring and practising Special Educational Needs Coordinators, already working in the field of education and care. 

You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to help students with special educational needs including those with disabilities.

Why us?

  • ‘World-leading’ research in Education, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • The programme has been awarded the NASEN quality standards
  • Focused on school improvement which has a direct impact on meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Course structure

This course is for professionals who have an interest in meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

The course has been designed to fit around work commitments and therefore the classes take place over five Saturdays, there is also one additional school-led day.

You will be assessed with a portfolio of practice evidence to demonstrate your achievement of the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination learning outcomes. There are a range of assessments including a small scale practitioner enquiry and a critical incident analysis.

This course is made up of two 30-credit modules, both of which are at national level 7 (Masters). When you graduate you will have a Postgraduate Certificate in either:

  • National Award Special Educational Needs Coordination, or
  • National Award Special Educational Needs Coordination 0-5 (for EYTS/EYPS)

Course details

Leading Provision and Practice for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (IDL) PGCert 

Be a professional guide and leader. Explore the impact on the learning and development of children such as teacher knowledge and confidence, mental health and specific learning difficulties. Study from anywhere in the world.

Overview

This course is for practitioners in the education and care sectors who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of effective provision and practice for children with special educational needs and disabilities. 

If you have any specific queries regarding this course, please contact Jill Wilkinson jill.wilkinson@sunderland.ac.uk / 0191 515 3099.

Why us?

  • An excellent reputation in training, guiding and supporting professionals in effective teaching and learning approaches for children with SEND
  • Highly successful and sought after accredited programmes for special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) and aspiring SENCOs in leading and managing school improvements in terms of provision and practice
  • Gain a qualification from a university which has been training teachers for over 100 years
  • ‘World-leading’ research in Education, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • 95.3% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)

Course structure

This course is for professionals who have an interest in meeting the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

The course has been designed to fit around work commitments and is taught in independent learning mode under the guidance and support of the Programme Leader and Module Leaders.

Course details