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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
13.2 Direct Learning Support
Credits:
2
Qualification No:
601/4134/7
GLH:
8 hours
Total qualification time:
20 hours
Price:
£23.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Updating and continuing professional development (CPD)

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In The Role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Private, Voluntary and Independent Early Years Settings has been developed with the support of providers who offer training to staff working in private, voluntary and independent early years settings. It is intended to provide the core knowledge required by staff working as or preparing to take up the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in these settings.

    In developing this qualification, account has been taken of the statutory requirements of SENCOs in private, voluntary and independent early years settings, as set out in the 2014 Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice.

    Successful candidates could progress from this qualification to further Level 3 or Level 4 qualifications in supporting learning.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit, totalling 2 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit, totalling 2 credits.

    The Role of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in Private, Voluntary and Independent Early Years Settings

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    8
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/506/6130
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Level 4 Certificate in Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) recognises the skills developed by experienced learning support professionals such as Higher Level Teaching Assistants and senior Learning Support Assistants who are both working with learners themselves and supporting other staff to provide effective support to learners with special educational needs and disability. It has been developed with the support of organisations supporting the professional development of teachers and learning support staff.

    The objective of the qualification is to extend the skills of those involved in providing support to learners with SEND, in order to improve their own practice and help develop that of their colleagues.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    In order to enter for this qualification, learners must have considerable experience of supporting the learning of learners with SEND and be working in a role where they will be able to put into practice the skills that they are required to evidence for the qualification. Successful learners may choose to progress to Level 4 education and training qualifications or to higher education. They may also progress to management roles within learning support.

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