Online - National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)
You don’t need to take time out of work to attend lectures. You won’t even need to travel miles and miles to learn with us. Discover real-life online learning that fits in with your school, your setting, your children, your family, and you.
What makes our National Award special?
- Work with personal tutors who are experienced and qualified practitioner psychologists or specialist teachers.
- Experience the National Award from the comfort of your own setting with Campus OnlineTM – the leading virtual learning environment for postgraduate SEND study.
- Learn on the job and encounter a perfectly weighted practice-led study programme that doesn’t overload you with theory.
- Take a course designed by leading educational and child psychologists.
- Attain a Middlesex University-validated National Award for SEN Coordination Post Graduate Certificate – worth 60 M-level credits.
- Take your first steps on Real Training’s MEd SEND Programme – an unrivalled range of modules that are relevant to SENCOs.
- Connect with SENCOs across the UK.
- Save travel time and money.
- Choose a start date that suits you (September, January or May).
The course is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex Award upon completion. Dr Andrew Richards of Exeter University is our external examiner.
The module content
A bit of theory first…
Strand one: The context for inclusive education
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the background legislation, policies and evidence that inform inclusion and SEN provision.
- Also, learn to appreciate how high-incidence disabilities affect your pupils’ learning and development.
- Activity-wise: you will analyse SEND/inclusion policies within your school and look at their background – and how they relate to the current legislative climate.
Followed by a lot of useful practice…
Strand two: Developing strategy and policies for inclusive education
- Draw on a broad range of evidence, policy and resources, to work with others to positively influence the delivery of inclusive education – particularly in relation to strategic vision and commitment.
- Activity-wise: you will compare and contrast elements of SEND practice currently under review in your school through a visit to a local school to compare SEND practice in an alternative setting.
Strand three: The development, planning and application of inclusive practice
- Analyse the intervention choices offered in your setting and evaluate the outcomes of one intervention in detail.
- Draw on the theory, evidence, local practice and external sources of support to design, implement and evaluate a local intervention that will enhance the outcomes of one or more SEND pupils in your school.
- Activity-wise: you will analyse the implementation and monitoring of interventions and practice for children with SEND. You will evaluate your existing systems for SEND data management.
Strand four: Working with others
- Enhance collaborative, leadership and staff management skills, by fostering an understanding of the key roles and relationships that SENCOs have with multiple stakeholders.
- Focus on the essential nature of interpersonal relationships for the effective planning and delivery of interventions.
- Activity-wise: you will reflect on the impact of the course on your development and leadership skills.
These strands can be taken in an order that suits you. Our flexible structure allows you to slot the tasks and activities seamlessly into your working life.
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