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Liverpool Hope University: National Award for SEN Coordination (Online)

Institution Liverpool Hope University View institution profile
Department School of Teacher Education
Study type Taught


This Postgraduate Certificate aims to enable SENCos and aspiring SENCos to gain the confidence needed to strategically lead SEND provision in their settings. Through critical reflection, participants on the programme will consider the ways the SENCo can work with senior colleagues, governors and the wider learning community to reduce barriers to participation and learning for pupils.

  • Mandatory qualification that all newly qualified SENCos must achieve within three years of appointment, when working in maintained mainstream, academy and free schools.

  • Meets the requirements of the SEN Code of Practice (2015 Section 6.86).

  • Provides up-to-date knowledge support for experienced SENCos and aspiring SENCos, showing a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

  • The two modules that make up the award each carry 30 Masters-level credits, which can be used towards a Masters in Education.

  • Study from home with our flexible online learning, which enables you to schedule your study pattern around other obligations, providing a high quality specialist SEND education tailored to your lifestyle.

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Students at Liverpool Hope University have the best of both worlds; living and studying on friendly, beautiful campuses while also having the advantage of being a bus ride away from one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.

Dating back to 1844, our students always benefit from a high quality teaching and research environment. In 2023, we were proud to be awarded Silver in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Over the last eight years, we have invested more than £60 million in new university buildings and facilities to support the creation of an enriched learning environment. Liverpool Hope …

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