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Designed to prepare you for the role of a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator, our SENCO course encompasses all the knowledge you need to kick off your career.

The role of a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator can be a complex one, and so this course takes a detailed look at the essential skills required to excel in this career.

  • This SENCO is endorsed by TQUK, an Ofqual-regulated awarding organisation in the UK, guaranteeing all students a recognised professional achievement upon completion of the SENCO.
  • The SENCO is also accredited by CPD, with 10 CPD points available to students as proof of your new qualification.

Consisting of ten comprehensive modules, the SENCO course will guide learners through everything they need to know. Starting with an introduction to SEN co-ordination and covering all the basics, it will then take a deeper look at topics such as how Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators can support teaching and learning within the school environment.

Endorsed by TQUK, this SENCO course will provide you with a solid base of knowledge for an exciting new career.



10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum


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
  • Leading, managing and training staff
  • Developing and maintaining whole school approach

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
  • The SENCO’s role in working within the multi-professional network Services working collaboratively with teachers and SENCO’s

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
  • Pupil relationships: individual approaches
  • Family relationships: whole-school approaches
  • Family relationships: individual approaches
  • Specific circumstances: Education, Health and Care plans

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
  • Preparation by the SENCO for an Ofsted inspection
  • Funding for personal budgets

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
  • Wider educational changes and how these may impact on the future SENCO role
  • Shaping your future SENCO role

Course Assessment

To successfully complete the course you must have to attend the MCQ assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.


Endorsed Certification from TQUK:

After successfully completing the SENCO assignment, students will be eligible for a globally-recognised TQUK-endorsed certification for an accreditation fee of £59. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from The Teachers Training:

After successfully completing the multiple-choice assessment for the 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 SENCO course is ideal for anyone who wants to:

  • Gain a formal, accredited qualification to fast track their career
  • Learn more about being a special educational needs teacher
  • Test their skills and knowledge to become a more competent professional


No formal entry requirements for this SENCO Course. You need to have:

  • Passion for learning
  • A good understanding of the English language
  • Be motivated and hard-working
  • Over the age of 16

Career path

This SENCO course provides learners with the opportunities to explore professions like:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • SEN Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher

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