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Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

OFQUAL Regulated, No Additional fee for exams and certification, Tutor Support, Free Study material


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£350 inc VAT
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Study method
Online
Duration
4 months · Self-paced
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Access until course completion
Qualification
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings
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Overview

This OFQUAL recognised qualification is designed for those already working in a SENCo role as part of their Early Years Practitioner role, or those who are interested in doing so. This qualification is also appropriate for childminders.

Qualification

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

Aims of the course

These are to:

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an Early Years setting
  • Understand early identification and action for children with SEND
  • Understand the graduated approach in an Early Years setting
  • Be able to practice as a reflective Early Years Practitioner
  • Understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families
  • Increase knowledge of SEND codes of practice.
  • Develop employability skills

Objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Progress to further and higher education
  • Develop new practical skills in health and social care

Structure

To achieve this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units.

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in the Early Years
  • Strategies and techniques for supporting children and families

How the course is delivered

This Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings is delivered via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which provides access to case studies, learning materials and activities, presentations and web links. Online tutor support and guidance is provided throughout the course, where learners can interact with the tutors, get feedback on their progress and submit their work electronically. This helps you to build the relevant skills progressively, as you receive feedback and support from your tutor during this time. As the course is delivered online, this enables learners to study any time, any place through immediate access to VLE.

Assessment

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including portfolio of evidence. A non-mandatory internal assessment task will be provided to be completed at the end of the qualification.

Career Opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

  • Health and social care
  • Childhood studies
  • Community, youth and families
  • Social work
  • Early years
  • Primary teaching
  • Nursing

Who is this course for?

The Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is suitable for a Level 3 practitioner in a private, voluntary or independent setting.

Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 16 or above
  • Have an appropriate level of skill in the English language

Career path

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to higher learning in Special Education Needs and other relevant sectors.

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Amy asked:

Does course involve assignments, or questions at the end of modules. Currently in a pre school but would like a qualification that covers SEN

Answer:

Hi Amy, thank you for your enquiry. To complete the assessment you would have to answer a set of questions. This will then be marked by the tutor. This qualification will allow teaching and delivery to meet the revised criteria from the DfE for practitioners in early years settings working in, or preparing to work in the role of the SENCo. Best wishes, APeducation Online

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Alexandra asked:

Would it be possible to attend the course even though I don't have level 3 but level 2 in the Early Years? Looking forward to hearing from you

Answer:

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for your enquiry. Further to your query yes, you can enrol for the course. Best wishes, APeducation On line

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Deepthika asked:

Hi, I am about to finish my Level 3 in EYFS on the 13th of February and I also hold a Masters in Education as well. Could I enrol for this course?

Answer:

Dear Deepthika, Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, you can enrol for the qualification. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information. Best wishes APeducation Online

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Maria asked:

I work in a school as the lead practitioner in the two year old nursery. I take on a lot of the SENCO role for my children. Can I do this course?

Answer:

Dear Maria, We're delighted that you've selected the perfect institution to fulfil your Professional Development requirements! Regarding your inquiry, Yes, you can enrol for the course. Best wishes, APeducation Online

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Chamari asked:

Currently Im working in class 3 SENCO school. Im looking for a qualification that will help me in this class

Answer:

Dear Chamari, Thank you for your enquiry. This qualification is suitable for learners who envisage or currently have careers in such areas as teaching, healthcare, social work, nursing, counselling and early years. This qualification will be helpful will be helpful for your SENCo role. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information. Best wishes, APeducation Online

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Lucy asked:

I am a primary school teacher specialising in Early Years. Can I complete this qualification?

Answer:

Hi Lucy, this qualification is QFQUAL regulated and is accepted by Ofsted. Yes, this qualification will be suitable for you and you can complete it while working in a primary school. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information. Best wishes, APeducation Online

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