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Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course

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360 hours · Self-paced
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No formal qualification
300 CPD hours / points
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Still, in today's technologically advanced world, over 1 billion individuals, equivalent to 15% of the global population, experience some form of disability. An increasingly inclusive society beckons us, and the key to meeting this vision lies in education. Step into the forefront of this movement with the Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course.

Start with Level 3 and familiarise yourself with the essence of SEN Coordination, exploring SENCO's roles and overarching policies. As you progress to Level 4, get exposure to enhancing teaching, learning, and building bridges beyond school walls with colleagues and external professionals. Culminate your journey in Level 5 by mastering relationship dynamics with pupils and parents, managing SEND administration, and exploring the vast horizons of inclusive practice.


  • Free Course 01: Safeguarding Children Level 3
  • Free Course 02: EYFS Teaching & Child Psychology Training Diploma

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the foundational principles of SEN Coordination and its global relevance.
  • Grasp the intricacies of the SENCO role, both in policy-making and hands-on practice.
  • Distinguish the varied roles and responsibilities within the whole school SEN Coordination.
  • Enhance teaching methodologies to better cater to students with special needs.
  • Collaborate effectively with senior leadership teams, colleagues, and external entities.
  • Foster stronger, more empathetic relationships with pupils and their parents.
  • Ensure flawless operations by mastering the administrative duties involved in managing SEND.
  • Navigate challenges, capitalise on opportunities, and integrate inclusive practices for the future SENCO role.

Don't just teach. Transform. Make every classroom a welcoming space for all. Enrol in Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course today and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow!

Why Choose Imperial Academy?

  • Fully Online Training
  • QLS Endorsed & CPD Accredited Certificate
  • No Time Limits. Study at Your Own Pace
  • Expert Instructors
  • Audio Visual Training
  • Up-to-date Curriculum and Valuable Guidelines



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300 CPD hours / points
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The Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course offers a comprehensive exploration into the dynamic world of special educational needs. Beginning with the foundational concepts of SEN Coordination, learners journey through the nuanced roles and responsibilities that a SENCO professional embraces within a whole school environment.

Progressing through the levels, learners will explore enhancing teaching methodologies, fostering effective collaboration with leadership teams, and building nurturing connections with pupils and parents. The course culminates in mastering SEND administration, addressing challenges, and emphasising a future-forward inclusive practice, preparing educators for the next generation of inclusive education.

Course Curriculum:

Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course

  • Level 3

Module 01: Introduction to SEN Coordination

Module 02: The SENCO Role in Policy and Practice

Module 03: Roles and Responsibilities within Whole School SEN Coordination

  • Level 4

Module 04: Supporting Teaching and Learning

Module 05: The SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team

Module 06: Supporting Colleagues and working with Professionals and Organisations beyond the School

  • Level 5

Module 07: Developing Relationships with Pupils and Parents

Module 08: SENCO’s Role in Leading and Managing SEND Administration

Module 09: Challenges and Opportunities

Module 10: Developing Inclusive Practice and the Future SENCO Role


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Imperial Academy is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under One Education. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition. For details, please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Who is this course for?

Our Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course is suitable for the following:

  • Educators keen on specialising in special educational needs and embracing the SENCO role.
  • School Administrators want to enhance inclusive practices within their institutions.
  • Current SENCO Professionals looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
  • Future Leaders in education aim to create inclusive educational environments.
  • Parents and Guardians of children with special needs seeking a deeper understanding of SEN Co-ordination.


Anyone can enrol in this Level 3, 4 & 5 SENCO – Special Educational Needs Coordination Course.

Career path

  • SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator): £25,000 - £45,000
  • Special Needs Teacher: £24,000 - £40,000
  • Educational Psychologist: £35,000 - £50,000
  • Inclusion Manager: £28,000 - £42,000
  • Learning Support Assistant: £12,000 - £20,000
  • SEN Consultant: £30,000 - £55,000
  • Educational Therapist: £25,000 - £45,000

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Asidf Chaudhry asked:

Is it a requirement to complete the course in 360 hours as stipulated? Thank you.


Hi, There are no time limits. You can finish the course at your own pace. Thank You.

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hannah asked:

if i already currently hold a level 3 am i able to enrol on this course and pass by the level 3 and start the course for level 4 and lead to level 5


Hello Hannah, Thanks for your query. Yes, you can. Our course covers necessary learnings of level 3 to 5, but you will be eligible to get a QLS Endorsed Level 5 certificate after completing the course.

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Sarah L asked:

What is the assessment method? Are there exams, assignments or on-line tests?


Hello Sarah, The course has an MCQ-based exam at the end of each module. we hope this clarifies your concern.

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