University of East London - Graduate Programs

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University of East London - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Teaching and Education
Field of Study:Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other


The course is designed to critically engage with current thinking and ideas about inclusive and specialist education and is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). The course fulfils all the requirements for achieving the National SENCo Award. The 2015 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice stipulates that for SENCos new to the role, it is mandatory to gain this award within three years of taking up the role.

The course covers inclusion and leadership within special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and it draws upon current legislation and national and international research.The course will enable you to study and research current and relevant issues concerning a range of special educational needs and disabilities and to develop your knowledge of inclusive pedagogy and practice. It will allow you to develop the skills to reflect critically on your own practice and current research. It will also enable you to contribute to school development and strategic vision concerning SEND and inclusion.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Minimum 2:2 Honours Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS),
  • Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS - appropriate for ages 0-5 only) is required for the post of SENCO
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 21, 2023