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Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
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.

About

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. 

Career

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Home (per credit): £38.35

Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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