Course Comparison

Course MA Education PgCert The National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination
Award Master of Arts - MA Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
Duration 1 year 1 year
Course type Full-time, Part-time route available Part-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Local Authority locations: Bodmin, Exeter, Ilminster, Plymouth
Provider Plymouth Institute of Education Plymouth Institute of Education
Entry requirements -

To achieve the National Award you must have QTS/QTLS/EYTS, and be working as a SENCo. School staff in the role of SENCo will have completed an induction period. If you do not meet these conditions it may be possible for you to achieve the PgCert Inclusive Education instead (60 masters level credits). For SENCos new to the role it is mandatory to achieve the award within three years of appointment.

For further information please contact the Programme Lead – Victoria Bamsey

If you are applying with overseas qualifications please can you check their compatibility with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

English language requirements

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5.  

English language requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.