Module 1: Professional Knowledge and Understanding of the SENCO role
Together we will explore the professional knowledge and understanding that SEN managers need of the legislative context for SEN and theoretical concepts that underpin effective leadership and practice. It provides participants with an understanding of, and an engagement with, the complexity of current policy, legal and professional contexts. By the end of the module, you will have grown in your capacity to identify, assess and provide for children with special educational needs.
Module 2: Leading and Coordinating SEND Provision
This module focuses on the development of effective partnerships to meet the needs of children and their families. The module will aim to help you to identify and use knowledge, skills and values required to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. The module will consider the use of data, systems and external sources of support and their impact on professional practice.
Module 1: Professional Knowledge and Understanding of the SENCO role (30 Credits)
Module 2: Leading and Coordinating SEND Provision (30 Credits)
This course is not open to international students as it is only available on a part-time basis.
Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through blended learning, including:
Taking our campus-based course also means you will benefit from face-to-face academic tutorial support, practice-based dialogue, and mentoring/coaching support.
The course can be studied at either Liverpool or St. Mary's College in Blackburn
Modules 1 & 2 (Full Postgraduate Certificate, 60 Masters Credits): £1,733 (full rate) or £1,386 (partner school rate*)
Module 1 only (30 Masters Credits): £866 (full rate) or £693 (partner school rate*)
* A Partner School is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
The Postgraduate Certificate enables you to develop your SEN knowledge and leadership skills and provides up-to-date knowledge support for professionals working within SEN. The 60 Masters-level credits can also be used towards a Masters in Education.
Note – This course does not result in the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo).