SENCO Award (NCFE CACHE Level 3) - Distance Learning/Online

SENCO Award (NCFE CACHE Level 3) - Distance Learning/Online

Subject Area: Childcare Distance Learning & Online


Course Information

  • Attendance: Specialist Training
  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Course Code: 150921
  • Entry Requirements

    • Be at least 19 years of age.
    • Hold a full level 3 qualification in early years/childcare
    • Have at least 12 months of experience in working as an early years practitioner
    • Be working with children in an employed role for at least 16 hours per week
    • Have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in place with employer.

    Course Overview

    Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

    This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner with experience in this role. It would suit learners who are currently working as, or hope to move into the role of SENCO in an early years PVI setting.

    The course consists of 2 units. The units include topics such as the role of the SENCO, legislation and frameworks which underpin SEN practice, the importance of working with parents and other professionals, the broad types of SEND, models of disability, implementing the graduated approach, how to make use of the local offer, the importance of consistent CPD and training for professional development, supporting your team in matters of SEND, processes of EHCPs, and case studies such as supporting families to overcome barriers, working with children and families with EAL, supporting transitions and supporting “looked after children” .

    Course Highlights

    This qualification is a good choice for you if you are currently working as a SENCO, or looking to move into this role. The PVI early years SENCO will use crucial leadership skills to mentor others across all matters in SEND, and having a nationally recognised qualification such as the CACHE level 3 award ensures graduates have the confidence, skills and knowledge to be competent in this specialist role.

    Next Steps

    Graduates can move into the role of SENCO. Graduates may also consider progression into higher education, or moving into roles such as area SENCO, or lead SENCO with a chain of settings, therefore taking responsibility for multiple locations.

    Tuition Costs


    Additional Costs

    Complete Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in accordance with the requirements of your setting.