National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (PG Cert)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

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About National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

1 year part time

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Programme delivered at Manchester and Cheshire Campuses and at additional local authority venues.

Department

Department of Professional Development & Educational Innovation

The National Award for SEN Coordination remains a mandatory requirement for newly appointed SENCos from 2008. Experienced SENCos and aspirant SENCos with appropriate experience and access to working with the SEND leadership at a strategic level are also welcome to apply.

Manchester Metropolitan University is a nasen approved provider of NASENCO.

Our 60-credit, Postgraduate Certificate programme builds upon six years of development and successful delivery. This qualification is proving key to effective SEND provision development, career progression and a first step to completion of a Masters in Inclusive Education.

The award is designed, delivered and assessed to provide evidence for National College for Teaching and Learning Outcomes standards. Engagement in the award impacts upon the provision in schools and on the progress of children with SEN.

We offer a choice of delivery models, both daytime and evening, on campus and in local authorities, subject to group viability and an existing Collaborative Partnership arrangement being in place.

Award winning programme

Winner of the Faculty of Education 'Outstanding KE Project 2015' and overall Manchester Met 'Outstanding KE Project Award 2015' at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1050 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Placement options

Although there are no formal placements, our programme evaluation identifies the benefit of the networking opportunities provided by our method of delivery.

Career options after the course

As the Award is a statutory requirement for SENCos new to the role from September 2008, it can lead to both new opportunities and promotion within this specialist area of education and senior leadership roles in schools. Headteachers have commended the Award in enabling successful students to share good practice with colleagues and extend provision and outcomes for children with SENs.

There is substantial evidence that this award contributes to career progression within a school.

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

If you are an experienced SENCo or SENCo new to the role in a mainstream secondary or primary school, and hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), then you can apply.  Aspirant SENCos may apply if they have appropriate experience and can confirm on application an agreement to work closely and collaboratively with their school's existing SEND team to meet all learning outcomes.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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