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I completed whilst teaching rather than as a SENDCo and feel it is easier than when being a SENDCo, although still demanding. I had to rely on info from other SENDCos and make plans for completing tasks with SEN children as part of the assignments but always chose a child in my class. It took up many evenings, weekends and holidays but I’m so relieved to have completed it before being in role. Regarding applying for jobs – I completed the course over 1 year ago and have been working alongside our current SENDCo for the past year and still haven’t been shortlisted for interview yet. The feedback has been that they have gone with someone more experienced, so I continue to build up my knowledge in my current school to support me. Good luck!