The National Award for SEN Co-ordination

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  • SENCO Award Application Area


    Welcome to the SENCO Award application area.

    Serco is an approved and experienced training provider for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination (course code 110), a National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) training programme designed to support the professional development of SENCOs.

    The programme, designed in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, is delivered by experienced SENCOs and educational psychologists; is flexible, taking into account your prior learning as well as personal circumstances, and is designed to reduce the impact of time out of school.

    All DfE funding has now been allocated, but the Award remains mandatory for all SENCOs appointed since 2009, to be gained within 3 years of taking up the SENCO post.  

    Click here to find out more about this programme (content, structure, start dates, prices).

    See section below once you are ready to apply.


    • Further Information


      For full information on the SENCO Award programme please visit our main SENCO programme page.

      Ready to apply? See next section.

      • How to apply

        Ready to apply? If this is your first application on this site, you will need to create a user account (this takes just a few minutes to set up). You will be asked for your name and email address, and to create a personal username, password, and security question.

        You will then be able to complete the SENCO Award application form, which should take around 15-20 minutes. 

        Please note that you will need to complete the application form in one session, you cannot save the form and go back to it. With this in mind, you may wish to see the questions before you access the online form, please click here for a sample overview of the questions that you will be asked (for example, you will require your 7-digit Teachers Ref. No.). 

        Please contact us if you need to re-set a form. Keep your login details somewhere safe as you will need them again when you start your course.

        You will now be ready to apply online, please follow the link below: