Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO)

Liverpool John Moores University

Postgraduate Certificate On Campus
12 months
15600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Gain the Department for Education’s recommended professional qualification for SENCOs with School Improvement Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) programme is offered at  Liverpool John Moores University.


Designed to meet the individual professional development needs of SENCOs in a variety of settings, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) programme at  Liverpool John Moores University. programme develops student confidence and competency through extending and enhancing professional expertise. Enthusiastic, expert and highly regarded tutors enable you to: develop practitioner enquiry skills and disseminate findings; review personal professional achievements and development needs and provide evidence of your commitment to development.

Study on this programme prepares you to provide leadership and professional guidance to colleagues and work closely with staff, parents and carers. It challenges you to promote person-centred, inclusive practice in which the interests and needs of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are at the heart of everything you do. 


All newly appointed SENCOs must achieve a National Award in Special Educational Needs Co-ordination within three years of appointment. This programme is therefore central to career progression for all serving SEN Coordinators in Primary and Secondary schools. Its focus on leadership also provides professional development opportunities for those seeking to progress their career in this direction. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Role of the SENCO
  • Teaching Young People with Special Educational Needs
  • Professional Development for Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • minimum 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent
  • a Certificate in Education (post 16) with appropriate professional experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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