SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO Training

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Online, self-paced
4 hours
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1 year
No formal qualification
5 CPD hours / points
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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The SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO Training qualification is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of special educational needs support, for aspiring professionals and those who are new to this sector. It covers the role of the SEN Teaching Assistant and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) In detail, as well as key teaching strategies, methodologies, policies and skills.

This course has been designed by expert teaching professionals who are experienced in special educational needs support. It provides both practical and theoretical knowledge that can be utilised in any classroom environment, equipping learners with the fundamental tools to fast track their career.

By the end of the course, you will have an excellent understanding of the different types of learning disorders such as autism and ADHD, how to communicate effectively with SEN pupils and their special learning requirements. You will have the skills and confidence to nurture SEN pupils’ learning development, working efficiently alongside teachers and the senior leadership team.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role, skillset and responsibilities of an SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO
  • Provide person-centred support to children with learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia
  • Help SEN students to develop independence and achieve their full potential
  • Develop strong working relationships with SEN pupils and their parents
  • Plan educational activities and lessons that SEN pupils can easily engage with
  • Incorporate a wide range of teaching methodologies into their practice
  • Communicate and interact with SEN pupils on an advanced level
  • Discuss how learning disorders affect social and emotional development
  • Explain the fundamental principles of the 2015 SEND Code of Practice
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and the senior leadership team

Key Features of SEN Teaching Assistant and SENCO Training

Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.

  • CPD accredited, quality training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified safeguarding professionals
  • Self-paced laptop/tablet/smartphone-friendly learning
  • 24/7 Learning support and assistance

*** Additional Gifts ***

Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness Course

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how COVID-19 emerged
  • Understand how COVID-19 spreads and how to prevent it from spreading
  • Identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and which groups of individuals are most at risk
  • Comply with government health guidelines and maintain excellent hygiene


5 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 01: Special Education Needs (SEN): An Overview

In module one, we will explore what it means to have special educational needs, looking at its definition and exploring the key areas of SEN. It also discusses special educational needs provision in mainstream schools.

Module 02: SEN Support

In module two, we will learn about SEN support and learning requirements, taking an in-depth look at whole school assessment and tracking, including the assess, plan, do, review cycle.

Module 03: High-Quality Teaching for Pupils with SEN

In module three, we will look at the different ways that SEN Teaching Assistants can provide high-quality teaching (HQT) support. It also explores strategies and skills for developing working relationships with pupils and parents.

Module 04: SEN Teaching Methodologies

In module four, we will learn a range of teaching strategies for maintaining an inclusive learning environment in the classroom, planning lessons, providing quality feedback, effective questioning, and developing independence in SEN pupils.

Module 05: Communication and Interaction

In module five, we will explore effective ways of communicating and interacting with SEN pupils, deepening our understanding of speech, language and communication needs. It also includes important information on communicating with autistic children.

Module 06: Cognition and Learning

In module six, we will deepen our understanding of cognition and learning in SEN pupils, exploring some key classroom management strategies and specific moderate learning difficulties.

Module 07: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

In module seven, we will gain an in-depth understanding of social, emotional and mental health difficulties, familiarising with some classroom strategies for providing quality learning support for children with ADHD.

Module 08: Sensory or Physical Needs

In module eight, we will take a look at sensory and physical needs, focusing on hearing impairment, visual impairment and physical disabilities.

Module 09: The SENCO Role in Policy and Practice

In module nine, we will explore in detail the role, responsibilities and career path of a SENCO, taking a look at the SENCO role in practice, as well as the 2015 SEND Code of Practice.

Module 10: Roles and Responsibilities within whole School SEN Co-ordination

In module ten, we will explore the duties of governing bodies and trust boards, develop our understanding of the definition of SEN, and learn about the SEN budget, time and resources.

Module 11: The SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team

In module eleven, we will broaden our knowledge of the status of the SENCO role, and ways to develop your status as a brand new SENCO. It also explores the role of the SENCO and senior leadership team.

Module 12: Supporting Colleagues and working with Professionals and Organisations beyond the School

In module twelve, we will learn about the SENCO’s role in working within the multi-professional network Services, with essential information on leading and supporting colleagues.

Module 13: Developing Relationships with Pupils and Parents

In module thirteen, we will gain a comprehensive understanding of relationship building in SEN support and the potential barriers to building relationships. It also explores the importance of family support, education and health plans.

Module 14: SENCO’s Role in Leading and Managing SEND Administration

In module fourteen, we will learn about the management of SEN records, how to make a referral for an EHC needs assessment, what to expect in a SEND tribunal, and other key topics.

Module 15: Challenges and Opportunities

In module fifteen, we will look at the challenges that SEN teaching professionals face and the barriers to teaching, with tips on how to grow your network and practical information on managing the National Award for SEN Coordination.

Module 16:Developing Inclusive Practice and the Future SENCO Role

In this final module, we will get to grips with the language of SEND and what inclusive education means. It also discusses the SENCO’s role in training and developing others.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive SEN teaching course is suitable for anyone looking to start a career in this field, such as the following roles:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Special Educational Needs (SENCO)
  • SEN Tutor
  • SEN Support Worker

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What does study method mean?

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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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