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BeverleyBeverley
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Is this what you are looking for? I think you need to be qualified, but with all the changes recently might be worth giving them a call and see what courses will be offered in September

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/education/special-educational-needs-senco

National Award for Special Educational 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.
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (DfE, 2014) requires governing bodies of maintained mainstream schools and the proprietors of academy schools (including free schools) to ensure that there is a qualified teacher designated as Special Educational Needs (SEN) co-ordinator (SENCO) for the school. Where a SENCO appointed after 1 September 2008 has not previously been the SENCO at that or any other relevant school for a total period of more than twelve months, they must achieve the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination within three years of appointment.

Course structure
This NASENCO 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 on-campus over six 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)