SENCOs as Leaders Award


Develop your practice in a leadership context and build on your training from the National Award for SEN Coordination and Advanced SENCO Award with the SENCOs as Leaders Award. Applications are now open for a June start, so book now to ensure your place.

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.

National Award for SEN Coordination

All SENCOs new to role since 2009 must successfully complete the National Award for SEN Coordination within three years of coming into post. The Eastern Partnership has been delivering the National Award 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. 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

Whether you are a SENCO who has completed the National Award for SEN Coordination and wish to progress your studies, or you are an experienced SENCO wishing to update or deepen your knowledge and skills, this course is suitable for you. It 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

The SENCOs as Leaders Award adds to the suite of training which includes the National Award for SEN Coordination and the Advanced SENCO Award and can lead to a Masters in Educational Leadership or a Masters in SEND and Inclusion. This programme is suitable for SENCOs who have successfully completed the National Award for SEN Coordination or have been in post prior to 2009.

Level 3/4 courses for Teaching Assistants

An exciting range of initiatives which will result in a new suite of SEND courses for TAs and other support staff within schools coming soon! Please register your interest below to be among the first to find out more about this exciting new addition to the Eastern Partnership UK (SEND) training library.

aptGO (SEN & Disability Focus)

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. We have specialist facilitators available to schools across the UK to help you use this innovative tool to prepare for or respond to inspection.

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

Launched in January 2019, this is a nationally recognised qualification which is accessed via a virtual learning route and in partnership with local early years teams, depending on the location of your setting.

MA Dissertation


The dissertation is the final stage of the journey towards an MA in Educational Leadership or in SEND and Inclusion. The module 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.

Regional SEND Forum


The Regional SEND Forum offers an exciting selection of the latest news, tools and resources to assist in the day-to-day practice of those working in SEND, as well as the latest big ideas across the sector. Users can also share their own good practice and take part in discussions with other practitioners in the Discussion Area.