NCFE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings (SENCO)
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About this course

Delivered at the College and University Centre's Trowbridge and Salisbury campuses, the Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is suitable for a level 3 practitioner in a private, voluntary or independent setting.

All early years providers are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care.

This is an important role to ensure the best possible educational outcomes are achieved for children with SEND.

What will I learn?

As part of this qualification, you will:

  • Explore the roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an early years setting.
  • Understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families.
  • Increase knowledge of Special Educational Needs (SEN) codes of practice.
Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners who envisage or currently have careers in such areas as healthcare, social work, nursing, counselling, early years and teaching.

Learners must be at least 16 years old and Individual circumstances will be discussed at interview.

Study, assessment and qualifications

You will produce a portfolio of evidence comprising of two units. This will be assessed by your tutor.
Unit 1: Roles and responsibilites of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in the Early Years.

Unit 2: Strategies and techniques for supporting children and families.

At the end of this course, you will achieve a level 3 award for Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Early Years Settings.

Additional costs and information

Students will be required to attend an interview and are welcome to apply for this programme by contacting the College and University Centre's Student Services team on 01225 350035.

The cost for this course is £299.00.

What could I do next?

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to higher learning in Special Educational Needs and other relevant sectors.

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.