Award in Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Early Years (SENCO) Level 3

Subject Area Special Educational Needs
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 3
Start Date February 2021
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Award in Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Early Years (SENCO) Level 3

This course is aimed at those already qualified in Early Years Education (Level 3) who are working alongside children with special educational needs or disabilities. This is a 15 week classroom based course, you will have the option of starting in September and April.

The course runs on a Thursday evening from 5pm-7pm allowing those in full-time employment the chance to gain this important qualification. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a CACHE Level 3 Award in SENCO in Early Years Settings.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in Maths
  • You must have completed an appropriate vocational qualification at Level 3
What will I learn?
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  • Strategies and techniques to support those with SEND

  • Early years inclusion for children with SEND

  • Multi agency working to support children with SEND

Course Applications

Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).

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LocationPaignton Campus
Dates25/02/2021 - 24/06/2021
Times17:00 - 19:00

This course costs: £660.00

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.

To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.


I am an Early Years Teacher who joined the team at South Devon College after 11 years working in the industry. Previously, I was a deputy SENDCo and the Speech, Language and Communication Lead within early years practice for many years. I am passionate about passing on my knowledge and experience to new students and supporting you to achieve your goals. I teach on the Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years programmes, as well as lecturing within Higher Education.Lisa Rogers

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