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Level 3 SENCo in The Early Years

The SENCo is an important role to ensure the best possible educational outcomes are achieved for these children. The qualification is designed for those already working in a SENCo role as part of their Early Years Practitioner role, or those who are interested in doing so.

This qualification aims to:

• Explore the roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an early years setting

• Understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families

• Increase knowledge of SEN codes of practice


The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

• progress to further and higher education

• develop new practical skills in health and social care

Course Modules:​

1. Requirements of SEND Code of Practice

2. The role of the SENCo

3. Partnership working with parents and other professionals

4. early identification of SEND

5. Interventions

6. Graduated approach

7. Local offer

8. Transition

9. Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs)

10. Target setting and targeted plans

Delivery Method:

Live online via Zoom for 10/12 weeks

The course is delivered by Specialist Early Years SEND Teacher, who previously worked as a Local Authority advisor.


Individual support for each trainee, either via Zoom or by a visit to your nursery

50% off any specialist courses such as Behaviour Management, Autism, Speech and Language when quoting SENCO50

Access to a bank of resources through our website to print off and use in the role of SENCo

Ongoing SEND support and advice provided throughout and post qualification

Accredited course with a CACHE/ NCFE certificate upon completion 

Course fee:


What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 16 years old, with a minimum of a level two qualification (does not have to be SENCo related)

How is it assessed?

There are 10 assignments to complete. This qualification does not include an external assessment.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

This qualification will take less than one year to complete.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to higher learning in Special Education Needs and other relevant sectors.

Career opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those interested in pursuing careers in the following areas:

• Health and social care
• Childhood studies
• Community, youth and families
• Social work
• Early years
• Primary teaching
• Nursing

Next enrolment dates:
Monday 23rd September 2024 1.30-3.30pm
Tuesday 24th September 2024 9.30-11.30am


term time only

10/12 weeks only

Simply to enroll, download application and email to

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