Inclusion SEN PGCert


Overview

 

Who is the Postgraduate Certificate aimed at?
It has been designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and practice to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities. This is a programme in its own right and also an available award as part of the MA Education.

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises two modules:
Special Educational Needs and Inclusion and The role of the SENCo. Students may then progress to the MA Education/ MA Education (Inclusion and SEN) programme.

The Postgraduate Certificate for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators is a mandatory award for newly-appointed SENCos in the first three years of taking up the post

Benefits

  • Masters level study can have a very positive impact on practice, knowledge and understanding
  • An opportunity to continue your professional development within your current role and gain an academic qualification at masters level
  • An opportunity to meet professionals from across the region
  • Access to the library, IT systems, Student Support Services and the Student’s Union

Progression

  • If you undertake another elective module and the compulsory Research Methods module, you will gain a Postgraduate Diploma.
  • If you then undertake the final dissertation within a Special Educational Needs focus you will graduate with an MA Education or MA Education (Inclusion and SEN)

Sessions

Modules are delivered via two-hour (6pm-8pm) sessions spread across the year at Newman University. 

 

Optional National Award for SEN Co-ordination

The National Award for SEN Coordination is mandatory for all SENCOs who are new to the role since 2009 within three years of taking up the post.  This programme consists of one year-long non-credit-bearing module which supports the completion of a professional portfolio of evidence designed to meet all the learning outcomes of the National Award. This can only be taken by SENCOs who must have gained, in the previous 5 years, 60 credits at Masters level covering the content of MT746 and MT747 or be a current student of these modules. The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination cannot be conferred until these 60 credits are successfully completed.

The fee for the National Award is 50% of the standard fee for a PG Certificate module. A National Award applicant returning within 5 years of the completion of the relevant post-graduate modules (see Course Content: MT746 and MT747) will be charged the fee for the National Award for the year they embark on the National Award.  Students taking the National Award at the same time as the PG Certificate will pay half the ‘stand-alone’ fee for the National Award (i.e. 25% of the standard fee for a PG Certificate module). As the National Award is mandatory for all SENCOs new to the role since 2009, it is possible schools will be funding the study.


Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

PG Cert Inclusion and SEN
A relevant honours degree.

National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination
There are particular entry requirements to this National Award programme:

  • All participants must be holders of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • All participants must also be holders of the post of SENCo
  • Applicants must have gained, in the previous 5 years, 60 credits at Masters level covering the content of MT746 and MT747 or be a current student of these modules. The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination cannot be conferred until these 60 credits are successfully completed.

 

 

Fees

2017/2018
The fee for the Postgraduate Certificate: Inclusion SEN is £1,600
(£1,440 for alumni or those employed in a partner organisation). 

Please note for 2018/19 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

The fee for the National Award is 50% of the standard fee for a PG Certificate module. A National Award applicant returning within 5 years of the completion of the relevant post-graduate modules (see Course Content: MT746 and MT747) will be charged the fee for the National Award for the year they embark on the National Award.  Students taking the National Award at the same time as the PG Certificate will pay half the ‘stand-alone’ fee for the National Award (i.e. 25% of the standard fee for a PG Certificate module). As the National Award is mandatory for all SENCOs new to the role since 2009, it is possible schools will be funding the study.

Inclusion SEN PGCert

SEN and Inclusion (30 credits)
The module explores the concepts of inclusion and special educational needs and best practice in teaching and learning to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities. Assessment: Critical Reflective Commentary [c. 4,000 words]

The Role of the SENCo (30 credits)
The module supports students to develop the professional qualities and leadership skills needed to promote inclusive practice and support the needs of children and young people with SEN and disabilities. Assessment: Individual presentation of 15 minutes with 1000 word written rationale.

 

The National Award for SEN Coordination is mandatory for all SENCOs who are new to the role since 2009 within three years of taking up the post.  This programme consists of one year-long non-credit-bearing module which supports the completion of a professional portfolio of evidence designed to meet all the learning outcomes of the National Award. This can only be taken by SENCOs who must have gained, in the previous 5 years, 60 credits at Masters level covering the content of MT746 and MT747 or be a current student of these modules. The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination cannot be conferred until these 60 credits are successfully completed.

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Apply directly to Newman. If you have any queries regarding the application or the admissions process, please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

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