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National Award for SEN Co-ordinators

Roehampton is an accredited provider of this required, master’s level qualification for all teachers working as SENCOs in mainstream schools

Key Facts



(PGCert.) National Award for SEN Co-ordinators


Degree Duration

1 year :Part time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The course meets the learning outcomes agreed nationally by the DFE and the SENCO Award providers’ group for the NASENCO qualification. The course content is informed by current SEN and disability legislation and underpinned by current theory and research led practice pertaining to Special and Inclusive Education.

Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) play a vital role in leading the coordination of provision for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities in schools. In September 2009 it became law for every new SENCO in a mainstream school to gain the Masters-level National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination within 3 years of taking up the post.


You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Each participant on the programme will be allocated a tutor within the University who will have experience in tutoring and supporting participants from a range of university programmes, including those who are studying whilst working full time

This course fulfils the statutory requirements of the 2014 Children and Families Act that all new-to-post SENCOs should have a postgraduate qualification

University of Roehampton London is ranked top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (PTES 2022)