Course Comparison

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

To achieve the National Award you must have QTS/QTLS, and be working as a SENCO. 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 – Mandy Andrews.

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.  

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