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SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordination) Training Course Level 5

SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordination) Training Course Level 5


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This course at a glance

  • Accredited by CPD UK
  • Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme.
  • Understand the significance and role of SENCos in educational settings
  • Identify the fundamental principles guiding special educational needs coordination
  • Learn about the responsibilities and duties of a SENCo
  • Acquire practical strategies for providing support to children with SEN
  • Familiarise yourself with Statutory Provisions for SENCo
  • Develop effective strategies for working with SEN children, parents & others
  • Insights into the role of SENCo in schools and early years
  • Explore the barriers & opportunities within the field of SEN

Why SENCo Training Course right for you?

SENCos play a vital role in fostering inclusive education and navigating the challenges while supporting special needs children, which requires specialised skills. Therefore, our Level 5 SENCo training course is designed to educate you more deeply about the strategies and skills needed to foster the learning and development of vulnerable children.

From understanding the roles and responsibilities to the legislation governing SENCo roles, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills essential for success in inclusive education. You will explore the types of special educational needs and the code of practice in crafting and implementing effective SEN policies. Also, you will be able to create, monitor, and manage Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP), which are essential for many students with special needs. You will also learn to deal with the behavioural, emotional and social health difficulties of children while ensuring an adaptive environment for their education and skill development.

By the end of the SENCo course online, you will become a proficient SENCo, empowered with the skills to effectively support special needs learners. Throughout this course, you will not only develop the ability to address challenges but also emerge as a champion for inclusive education.

SENCo Training Course Details

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Module 1: Introduction to Special Education Need Co-ordinators

  • In this foundational module, participants will understand the core concept of the SENCo roles and responsibilities. They will also learn the core principles of SENCo and how SENCo and other staff assist learners with SEN in educational settings.

Module 2: Statutory Provisions for SENCO

  • In this module, participants will gain insight into the legal framework that underpins the role of an SEN coordinator. They will explore the children and families act 2014, the SEND code of practice related to SEN and disabled children, the united nations convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC) 1989 and more.

Module 3: Legislation and Principles

  • In this module, participants will learn about the legislations and principles guiding the role of a SENCo. They will be familiarised with the children and families act 2014, the special educational needs and disability regulations 2014, the special educational needs (personal budgets) regulations 2014, equality act 2010 in detail.

Module 4: Types of Special Educational Needs and the Code of Practice

  • In this module, participants will explore various types of special educational needs and the code of practice or the guideline that shapes the identification, assessment, and support of students with special needs.

Module 5: The SENCO Role in SEN Policy and Practice

  • In this module, participants will learn about the role of a SEN coordinator in implementing and enforcing SEN policies within educational institutions. They will understand how to properly arrange admission for all students, how to promote inclusive learning, how to assist the class teacher in providing quality teaching and more.

Module 6: SEN Identification and the Graduated Approach to Support

  • In this module, participants will learn the critical process of identifying and addressing the special educational needs of children. They will recognise the key steps of identifying SEN according to the various types and after identification, they will learn how to tailor the support based on the specific needs of each student.

Module 7: SENCo Role in EHCP, Monitoring & Managing

  • In this module, participants will learn about EHCP and the roles of a SEN coordinator in monitoring and managing the educational, health and care needs of SEN children. They will learn how to assess and plan the EHCP needs of the students and how to assist the class teachers and other staff in ensuring the needs are fulfilled.

Module 8: Working with SEN Children, Parents & Others

  • In this module, participants will learn how to work collaboratively with the children with SEN, their parents, caregivers and others. They will learn how to assess the learning needs of the children and how to arrange support with the class teacher, parents and others, how to arrange meetings with parents, teachers and other related individuals and more.

Module 9: The SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team

  • In this module, participants will gain insight into the crucial role of collaborating with the senior leadership team and colleagues of the educational institution to support and implement SEN policies within the institution.

Module 10: Communication & Interaction Difficulties in Children with SEN

  • In this module, participants will learn about the common problems related to communication and interaction faced by SEN children. They will learn about various disorders such as speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), speech sound difficulty, language disorders, voice disorder, fluency disorder, and many other difficulties in social communication in detail.

Module 11: Cognition & Learning Difficulties

  • In this module, participants will learn about the cognition and learning difficulties of children. They will explore various disorders related to learning difficulties such as disorders of speaking & listening, and specific learning disabilities along with assessment and diagnosis procedures for these difficulties.

Module 12: Behavioural, Emotional and Social Health Difficulties

  • In this module, participants will learn about various behavioural, emotional and social challenges faced by children with special educational needs. They will also learn about various complications with children and what are the strategies and approaches that can be taken to solve such complications and much more from this module.

Module 13: Sensory and Physical Needs

  • In this module, participants will understand the complications of children having sensory and physical needs. They will also learn about the phases of education and the strategies and approaches to support in various phases.

Module 14: Information, Advice and Support

  • In this module, participants will understand the advice, information and support about matters concerning disabilities and social and health care that parents and caregivers may require. They will understand who needs information, advice and support, the scope of information, advice & support and more from this module.

Module 15: Working Together for Joint Outcomes

  • In this module, participants will understand how the integration of educational and training provisions with health and social care provisions promotes the well-being and quality of special educational provision for children or young people with special educational needs in its area.

Module 16: Early Years Providers

  • In this module, participants will understand the benefits of early identification of the needs and disabilities of children. They will also learn how providing effective early-year provisions may improve SEN children’s long-term outcomes.

Module 17: The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

  • In this module, participants will learn about the early years Foundation stage of children and their learning and development requirements and welfare needs and at this stage. They will learn about the early learning goals, the assessment procedures and the strategies for supporting sen children at the early stage.

Module 18: The Role of SENCo in Early Years

  • In this module, participants will understand the role of an SEN coordinator in promoting the learning development of children in their early years. They will understand the early years observation for SEN, the provisions for early years, assessment according to age group and more.

Module 19: The Role of SENCo in Schools 

  • In this module, participants will understand the multifaceted role of a SENCo within the school environment. Here, participants will understand the key stages of primary and secondary education in the UK, and the pivotal role of SENCo in the schools including policy development, identifying and meeting SEN, supporting colleagues and more.

Module 20: Coordination in Local Offers and Support from Specialists 

  • In this module, participants will learn about the local offers and the role of a SENCo in coordinating with the local offers and other specialists to benefit students with special educational needs.

Module 21: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

  • In this module, participants will learn how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in their area. They will understand the importance of ensuring inclusion and equality as well as the statutory duties of education settings.

Module 22: Further Education

  • In this module, participants will learn about identifying SEN and how to support children with SEN in further education. They will also learn about various study programmes that may encompass the further education systems.

Module 23: Preparation for Adulthood 

  • In this module participants will understand how to support children and young people with SEN or disabilities to prepare them for successful adult life and achieve employment, independent living, good health and active roles in community participation.

Module 24: EHC Assessment and Plan 

  • In this module, participants will learn about the educational, health and care (EHC) needs assessment for SEN children and young people to meet their needs and secure the best possible outcomes. They will also learn about the EHC plans and how to successfully carry out the plans.

Module 25: SEN Children & Young People in Specific Circumstances

  • In this module, participants will learn about situations of specific circumstances that SEN children in care, care leavers, hospitalised children or young offenders may experience and what are the required support to meet their needs.

Module 26: Disagreement Resolutions 

  • In this module, participants will learn about the disagreement resolution services and mediation arrangements to the parents and young people to resolve the disputes. They will also learn how to appeal to the tribunal instead of using disagreement resolution services or mediation arrangements.

Module 27: Developing Inclusive Practice & Positive Learning Environment 

  • In this module, participants will understand what inclusive practice is and how as SENCo they can develop and promote inclusive practice and a positive environment within the educational setting.

Module 28: Coordinating Colleagues and Professionals

  • In this module, participants will dive into the process of collaborative teamwork with colleagues and other professionals. Here they will explore strategies for working harmoniously with fellow colleagues and other related professionals to ensure appropriate support and provisions for pupils with SEN or other disabilities.

Module 29: SENCO: Required Characteristics & Qualification

  • In this module, participants will discover the essential attributes, skills and qualifications required to excel in the role of a Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

Module 30: Barriers & Opportunities

  • In this module, participants will understand the challenges and opportunities that Special Educational Needs Coordinators encounter in their roles and how to overcome the challenges effectively and help students with diverse learning needs.

This training is primarily aimed at:

  • Aspiring SEN coordinators
  • Aspiring SEN teaching assistants
  • Educators and teachers looking to enhance their expertise in supporting special needs students
  • Parents and caregivers of children with special educational needs also can take this course

This course is, however, not limited to a particular profession or line of work. This course can be taken by anyone willing to learn about the SEN teaching methods and strategies.

  • There are no academic entry requirements for this course, also it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
  • However, you must have a laptop/desktop/tablet or smartphone and a good internet connection.

Learners must answer MCQs after completing the modules to complete the assessment procedure. Through the MCQs, it is measured how much a learner can grasp from each section. In the assessment, the pass mark is 60%.

You should also check out our SEN Teaching Assistant Advanced Diploma Course Online and gain advanced knowledge while advancing your career.

Certificate of Achievement from Lead Academy

CPD Certificate
After successfully passing the MCQ exam, you will be eligible to order your certificate of achievement as proof of your new skill. You will get the CPD-accredited PDF certificate free of cost, which is included with the course. There is an additional fee to obtain a printed copy of the CPD-accredited certificate, which is £35.

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Course Reviews


The role of a SENCo can be both challenging and rewarding at the same time. This role involves a high level of responsibilities, including communication and emotional support for students and families.

Yes, a teacher can become a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo). In fact, many SENCos have a background in teaching.

A SENCo is responsible for coordinating support and services for students with special educational needs within an educational institution.

This Course is accredited by CPD UK, which employers and professional organisations across the globe recognise. Upon completing this course, the chances of getting a job will increase with such qualifications as it will add additional merit to your profile.

Yes, you will get the course materials while doing the course. The instructor will send the materials as necessary as the lecture videos. However, you must pay a minimal amount for the course materials.

For a CPD-accredited PDF certificate, it will take 24 hours. However, for the hardcopy, the CPD certificate takes 5-7 business days.

Surely! You can access any Lead Academy course from anywhere in the world at any time.

There's no need to worry if you didn't pass the exam or didn't get the required score. You can always retake the exam with better preparation.

You can browse our website to discover all the options and find the perfect one for your career advancement. However, if you wish to get more competencies in this SEN Teaching field, we recommend you join ourSEN, EYFS, ADHD, Child Safeguarding, PPA And Paediatric First Aid Online Course.

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