SEN Teaching and SENCO

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With around 14.9% of the total pupil population in England alone currently in need of special needs support in schools, there is a high demand for SEN Teaching Assistant in schools to help support students in their day-to-day learning activities. Enrolling on the SEN Teaching and SENCO course from Teachers Training will help you acquire the professional skill set needed to excel in SEN teaching.

This professionally-created SEN Teaching Assistant course is CPD accredited, ensuring a quality learning experience and guaranteeing you a professional achievement. Studying the SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO will help you explore the teaching strategies you need to provide support in the classroom and ensure your pupils actively engage with their learning activities. The SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO is accredited by CPD, with 20 CPD points available to students as proof of your new qualification.

Split over nine comprehensive modules, the SEN Teaching and SENCO course explores every aspect of working as a SEN Teaching Assistant and ensuring that all the students with special needs in your class feel supported.

The SEN Teaching and SENCO course has been specially designed to focus on the professional skills you need to work with children with special needs on a daily basis, and ensure they have a positive learning experience every day. The SEN Teaching and SENCO course will also help you develop a strong relationship with your students and their parents, to provide a complete support system in school and at home.

Skills You Will Gain

After completing the SEN Teaching and SENCO course, you will learn the following skills:

  • Leadership in teaching
  • Effective classroom management
  • Improved communication skills
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • How to provide a person-centred learning approach
  • Assessing SEN pupils’ abilities
  • Constructive feedback skills


20 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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After successfully completing the SEN Teaching and SENCO, students will receive a recognised qualification that will help enhance your CV and give you the extra boost you need to stand out from the crowd in the competitive job market. Learn everything you need on the SEN Teaching and SENCO to advance in your chosen career and get the job you want!

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Course Curriculum

***SEN Teaching and SENCO***

**SEN Teaching Assistant**

Module 1: Special Education Needs (SEN): An Overview

  • Defining SEN
  • SEN and Disability
  • Special Education Provision
  • Areas of SEN

Module 2: SEN Support

  • What is SEN Support?
  • Whole School Assessment and Tracking
  • Identifying the Need
  • The assess, Plan, Do, Review Cycle

Module 3: High Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEN

  • What is High Quality Teaching (HQT) for Pupils with SEN?
  • HQT for Pupils with SEN
  • Developing Relationships and Knowing Pupils Well

Module 4: SEN Teaching Methodologies

  • Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Quality Feedback
  • Focused Planning
  • Engagement and Challenge
  • Effective Questioning and Modelling
  • Scaffolding Learning
  • Developing Independence

Module 5: Communication and Interaction

  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Module 6: Cognition and Learning

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

Module 7: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

  • Mental Health
  • Whole School Strategies
  • Classroom Strategies
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Module 8: Sensory or Physical Needs

  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disability (PD)

Module 9: Working in Partnership

  • Partnership with Parents
  • The Role of the SENCO
  • Working with Other SEN Professionals


Module 1: Introduction to SEN Co-ordination

  • Definition of special educational needs
  • Relevant points of the Children and Families Act 2014
  • Key Principles
  • The role of education providers in improving outcomes
  • SEN in the Ofsted framework
  • The national perspective of SENCO training

Module 2: The SENCO Role in Policy and Practice

  • The beginnings of the SENCO role
  • The SENCO role today: responsibilities as determined by the 2015 SEND Code of Practice
  • The SENCO role in practice
  • Shaping your SENCO role

Module 3: Roles and Responsibilities within whole School SEN Co-ordination

  • Duties of governing bodies & trust boards
  • The role of the SENCO
  • Decide to be operational, strategic or both
  • Developing and understanding your ethos towards inclusion
  • Developing your understanding of the definition of SEN
  • Time and Resources
  • The SEN budget

Module 4: Supporting Teaching and Learning

  • What is the curriculum?
  • Learning to learn
  • Important theories of effective learning and teaching
  • The influence of behavioural science on SEN curriculum and pedagogy
  • Cognitive development
  • Lessons to be learnt from cognitive interventions and approaches
  • Affective perspectives
  • The creative curriculum
  • The SENCO’s role in supporting teaching and learning

Module 5: The SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team

  • The role of the SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • If a SENCO should be on SLT
  • The status of the SENCO role
  • Leading without being part of SLT: leading with status
  • Developing your status as a brand new SENCO
  • Developing your status as a more established SENCO
  • Creating priority through a development plan

Module 6: Supporting Colleagues and working with Professionals and Organisations beyond the School

  • Importance of leading and supporting colleagues
  • The SENCO role: leading and supporting colleagues
  • Unpicking the role of teachers
  • Leading and supporting colleagues: a whole-school approach
  • Leading and supporting specific groups
  • Education services
  • Child health services
  • Social services
  • Voluntary organisations

Module 7: Developing Relationship with Pupils and Parents

  • Children and families at the centre: the policy context
  • Pupil relationships and Importance
  • Family relationships and Importance
  • Meeting the SEND Code of Practice guidance
  • An awareness of potential barriers
  • Pupil relationships: whole-school approaches
  • Family relationships: whole-school approaches

Module 8: SENCO’s Role in Leading and Managing SEND Administration

  • Working with governors
  • The management of SEN records
  • Referral for an EHC assessment
  • Annual review of EHC plans
  • Dealing with complaints
  • The SEND Tribunal
  • The school’s role in tribunal cases

Module 9: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Time and workload
  • Resources
  • How to grow your networks?
  • Managing the National Award for SEN Coordination

Module 10: Developing Inclusive Practice and the Future SENCO Role

  • The language of SEND and disability
  • What is inclusive education?
  • Parents’ choice
  • SENCO’s role in training and developing others
  • Support and training for SENCOs
  • SENCOs developing inclusive practice
  • Building constructs
  • Shaping your future SENCO role

Course Assessment

After completing all the modules in the SEN Teaching and SENCO, students will be required to sit a multiple-choice assessment to test your knowledge. The assessment will be delivered through our online learning platform, with immediate results available upon completion.


CPD Certification from The Teachers Training:

After successfully completing the multiple-choice assessment for the SEN Teaching and SENCO, students will qualify for a CPD-accredited certificate from Teachers Training to showcase your new achievement.

  • Free PDF certificates are available for instant download as soon as students have successfully completed the assessment
  • Hard copy certificates can be ordered and sent via post for only £8.99

Add an amazing new skill to your CV and give yourself a competitive advantage when applying for jobs!

Who is this course for?

This SEN Teaching and SENCO course is ideal for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn the skills needed to become a SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Parents of children with special educational needs
  • Make a career change and explore new career opportunities
  • Gain a formal, accredited qualification to improve their career opportunities
  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in education


The SEN Teaching and SENCO has no formal entry requirements. However, we do ask that all students:

  • Have a passion for learning
  • Have a good understanding of the English language
  • Be motivated and hard-working
  • Are over the age of 16

Career path

Enrol on the SEN Teaching and SENCO course today and learn how to support children with special needs in the classroom. Opportunities in this field include:

  • SEN Teacher
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Child Care Worker
  • Childminders
  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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