Level 3 SENCo Special Education Needs Coordinator

Qualification Level 3 SENCo Special Education Needs Coordinator
Subject Area Early Years
Attendance Part Time
Age Group(s) Adults
Duration 10 Weeks

Course Content

The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is for a level 3 practitioner within private, voluntary and independent settings (PVI’s), childminders and school nurseries. All education providers are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children & young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care. The qualification is designed for those already working in a SENCo role as part of their job role, or those who are about to take over this role.

2.5 hours per week, 10 weeks

Course Outcomes

This qualification aims to:

  • explore the role and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator
  • understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families
  • increase knowledge of SEND codes of practice.


Progress to further and higher education

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 English
  • Interview
  • DBS check
  • Must have letter from setting confirming you are already working as a Level 3 SENCo or taking over the role.

(Exceptions to entry requirements onto our level 3 qualifications may be considered)


Learners will produce a portfolio of evidence including written assignments and evidence of work based practice. It will be assessed by your Tutor/Assessor using a range of methods.



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