CERTSEY: Level 3 Certificate for SENCOs in Early Years (PVI sector)

 

Bookings are now open for our new Level 3 qualification, recognised by the Department for Education. Accessible online or through a blended pathway, depending on your Local Authority/Borough.

National Award for SEN Coordination 2019-20

Registrations are now open for the 2019-20 Cohort of the National Award for SEN Coordination. Find out more and begin your registration below.

SEND Masters Suite

National Award for SEN Coordination

National Award for SEN Coordination

The Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) has been delivering the National Award for SEN Coordination since January 2010 and has a strong track record of providing high quality, cutting-edge training delivered by well respected, up-to-date and experienced trainers via practical work aimed at raising your knowledge and confidence as a SENCO. Upwards of 2000 SENCOs have successfully gained their qualification with us and feedback from this year’s group tells us their experience is inspiring, supportive, thought provoking and practical.

Advanced SENCO Award

The Advanced SENCO Award is a unique programme which is available as an accredited course or as an exciting CPD opportunity depending on the outcome you want to achieve. It builds on the learning from the National Award for SEN Coordination programme and develops a specific focus on introducing and embedding change. The programme is particularly valuable for those who are carrying out the SENCO role in more than one school or guiding the work of other SENCOs within groups of schools.

Advanced SENCO Award

The Advanced SENCO Award is a unique programme which is available as an accredited course or as an exciting CPD opportunity depending on the outcome you want to achieve. It builds on the learning from the National Award for SEN Coordination programme and develops a specific focus on introducing and embedding change. The programme is particularly valuable for those who are carrying out the SENCO role in more than one school or guiding the work of other SENCOs within groups of schools.

SENCOs as Leaders Award

SENCOs as Leaders Award

The SENCOs as Leaders Award is open to SENCOs who have successfully completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or have been in post prior to 2009. For SENCOs who are wishing to complete their MA in Educational Leadership or SEND and Inclusion, this programme is part of the SEND Masters suite journey. Alternatively, it can be accessed as a non-accredited professional development programme, providing valuable leadership skills for SENCOs in all types of schools and settings.

MA Dissertation

The dissertation is the final stage of the journey towards an MA in Educational Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion, and allows you to further build on learning gained from previous SEND Masters Suite programmes. The module is comprised of five face-to-face sessions and ten hours of supervision, and will enable those who currently hold 120 Masters Level credits gained through the SEN Masters Suite programme to achieve a further 60 credits, resulting in the completion of an MA.

MA Dissertation

The dissertation is the final stage of the journey towards an MA in Educational Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion, and allows you to further build on learning gained from previous SEND Masters Suite programmes. The module is comprised of five face-to-face sessions and ten hours of supervision, and will enable those who currently hold 120 Masters Level credits gained through the SEN Masters Suite programme to achieve a further 60 credits, resulting in the completion of an MA.

“Studying the National Award through the Eastern Partnership provided me with valuable learning opportunities through which I gained confidence in the role.”

– Cambridgeshire SENCO

SEND Level 3 & 4 Qualifications

CERTSEY: Level 3 Certificate for SENCOs in Early Years (PVI sector)

CERTSEY: Level 3 Certificate for SENCOs in Early Years (PVI sector)

CERTSEY is a nationally recognised qualification, approved by the DfE. It is open to SENCOs in Early Years PVI settings as well as childminders, and can be accessed by Early Years professionals who are intending to take up the SENCO role. The qualification is accessed via a virtual learning route and in partnership with local Early Years teams depending on your location.

Level 4 Award in Supporting Children & Young People with SLCN

This brand new and exciting qualification will enable participants to gain knowledge in how to provide effective support for pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties in schools and settings. It is particularly suitable for professionals working in support roles and is open to those in all phases of education; early years, primary, secondary and post-16. Successful completion of the course will result in a level 4 Award.

Level 4 Award in Supporting Children & Young People with SLCN

This brand new and exciting qualification will enable participants to gain knowledge in how to provide effective support for pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties in schools and settings. It is particularly suitable for professionals working in support roles and is open to those in all phases of education; early years, primary, secondary and post-16. Successful completion of the course will result in a level 4 Award.

Level 4 Certificate/Diploma for Inclusion Managers in Schools and Settings

Level 4 Certificate/Diploma for Inclusion Managers in Schools and Settings

This is an innovative new qualification launching in the autumn term. It is open to those who are carrying out an inclusion role working under the guidance of a qualified SENCO, or for those whose brief is for vulnerable groups within primary, secondary or post 16 settings. The Level 4 Certificate/Diploma for Inclusion Managers in Schools and Settings will incorporate learning about strategic and operational practice relating to a wide range of groups and can be studied at both certificate and diploma level.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship: Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

From the autumn term onwards, schools who pay into the Apprenticeship Levy scheme will have the opportunity to identify an existing member of TA staff or to recruit anew. This will enhance the capacity and capability of expertise in your school or setting through the apprenticeship route. The programme is likely to run for 18 months and a level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate and or Diploma will be offered as part of the overall training experience. More information will be made available during the summer term!

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship: Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

From the autumn term onwards, schools who pay into the Apprenticeship Levy scheme will have the opportunity to identify an existing member of TA staff or to recruit anew. This will enhance the capacity and capability of expertise in your school or setting through the apprenticeship route. The programme is likely to run for 18 months and a level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate and or Diploma will be offered as part of the overall training experience. More information will be made available during the summer term.

Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants Level 4 (SEND Focus)

Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants Level 4 (SEND Focus)

This is an exciting and innovative course for teaching assistants and HLTAs who want to further their knowledge about working with pupils with special educational needs and develop coaching and mentoring skills to share good practice with colleagues. The Advanced Skills for Teaching Assistants Level 4 (SEND Focus) programme currently comprises six full day teaching sessions. Participants will receive supervision to assist them with their learning-in-action projects and portfolio work.

“The discussions on the training days have been excellent, it’s good to read, research and share new ideas with other practitioners rather than simply accept the status quo.”

- Redbridge SENCO

School Improvement & Communication Tools

aptGO

aptGO

aptGO is an Audit and Planning tool for working at Ofsted judgements Good and Outstanding. It is suitable for both primary and secondary mainstream schools and there is also a version available for special schools or specialist provision. The purpose of the aptGO tool is to help you describe, evidence and improve your policy and practice for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities against the requirements in the current Ofsted inspection framework.

Regional SEND Forum

The Regional SEND Forum is our online hub for professionals working with children and young people with SEND in schools and educational settings, featuring the latest news from across the sector along with a wide-ranging selection of tools and resources to aid practice. It provides you with up-to-date information about educational initiatives and big ideas as well as a discussion area to discuss the latest trends and developments with fellow practitioners and experts.

Regional SEND Forum

The Regional SEND Forum is our online hub for professionals working with children and young people with SEND in schools and educational settings, featuring the latest news from across the sector along with a wide-ranging selection of tools and resources to aid practice. It provides you with up-to-date information about educational initiatives and big ideas as well as a discussion area to discuss the latest trends and developments with fellow practitioners and experts.

“I feel more confident in my role and appreciate the new knowledge and skills I have acquired as a result of undertaking this course.”

– Peterborough SENCO