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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

PGCert SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS COORDINATOR (SENCO)

The PGCert SENCO is a required qualification for all new Special Educational Needs Coordinators within three years of their appointment.
Deepen your understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils, as you reflect on, examine and explore the ways to meet an individual's needs through appropriate educational provision.
Three 20-credit modules provide a combination of theoretical and practical information about meeting the needs of all students. You will also have to submit a portfolio which demonstrates the breadth of your work in special educational needs. Your assignments take a practical school-based focus. We have excellent links with around 350 local schools, and you will be taught by expert practitioners, researchers and academics.
At the Institute of Education, we address our teaching to suit your individual needs. Your tutors are internationally or nationally renowned experts, and their research regularly has a direct impact on school curricula and learning techniques — both in the UK and abroad. As experts in their field, their research also directly informs the focus and content of your course.
Our teaching is interactive, experiential and innovative. We utilise a wide variety of technologies to enhance your learning, including use of presentation tools, interactive whiteboards, mixed media, social media and mobile technologies in our teaching, and screen capture in assessment.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.
Apart from the standard university entry requirements, candidates for PGCert SENCo must be qualified teachers with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent (QTLS, EYFS).We also require a letter from the head of the school (or equivalent educational establishment) which specifies the financial, mentoring and time allowances that will be provided.
Other students on the MA Education course or new applicants may complete the three taught modules, but can only be awarded PGCert Education. The designation PGCert SENCo is reserved by law for those with a recognised teaching qualification. 

  • Course Type: Part Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 10 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 5349 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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