Special Educational Needs Coordinator

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1 year
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10 CPD hours / points
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If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and would like to gain the professional skills and knowledge essential to make you successful in your new career, then enrol on the SENCO online training course today. This SENCO course has been created by experts to give you a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a SENCO.

Split over 10 in-depth modules, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator training course is the ideal introduction to what is expected of a SENCO. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator course explores how you can work with the whole school to ensure the needs of students with special needs are met at all times. Discover how to support pupils throughout the learning process and work with the senior leadership team.

  • 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.

The SENCO course is TQUK endorsed, ensuring a quality learning experience and guaranteeing you a professional achievement. Enrolling on the Special Educational Needs Coordinator course will prepare you with the skills you need to develop strong relationships with your pupils and their parents, as well as looking forward to what the SENCO role means in the future.

Skills You Will Gain

After completing the Special Educational Needs Coordinator course, you will learn the following skills:

  • Excellent time management
  • Leading, managing and training staff
  • Curriculum planning
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills



10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Why Study Special Educational Needs Coordinator with Teachers Training:

Here are just some of the reasons why our students enrol on the Special Educational Needs Coordinator course:

  • Access the SENCO through our dedicated online learning platform
  • 24/7 access to tutor support
  • The Special Educational Needs Coordinator course is packed with interactive course content
  • Affordable prices and high-quality training
  • The Special Educational Needs Coordinator course is accredited by the UK’s top awarding bodies
  • Complete the Special Educational Needs Coordinator course 100% online, from any internet-enabled device
  • Flexible course deadlines with full access to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator course for one year

Every course we design at Teachers Training has been expertly crafted to give students the skills and knowledge they need to join the teaching profession. Our courses are packed with comprehensive modules to ensure every course is a quality learning experience for our learners.

Our learners are always our top priority, and the SENCO has been specifically designed to provide learners with the highest level of knowledge and skills possible.

After successfully completing the Special Educational Needs Coordinator Course, 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 SENCO to advance in your chosen career and get the job you want!

Enrol now and enjoy the expertly-made SENCO from Teachers Training.

Course Curriculum

***Special Educational Needs Coordinator***

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

After completing all the modules in the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, 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.


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 Special Educational Needs Coordinator course is ideal for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn the skills needed to become a SENCO
  • 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 Special Educational Needs Coordinator 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 Special Educational Needs Coordinator course today and discover the essential skills and knowledge needed to become a SENCO. Opportunities in this field include:

  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • SEN Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher

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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 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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