Level 3 Award SENCo

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings

The Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is suitable for a Level 3 practitioner in a registered setting. All early years providers are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and to promote equality of opportunity for children in their care. This is an important role to ensure the best possible educational outcomes are achieved for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. 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.

The qualification is designed for those already working in a SENCo role as part of their early year’s practitioner role, or those who are interested in doing so.

This qualification aims to:

  • explore the role and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an early year setting
  • understand the strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families
  • increase knowledge of SEND codes of practice.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • progress to further and higher education
  • develop new practical skills in education, health and social care. 

24 Hours (4 months or 120 days)

We are offering this qualification in following modes:

eLearning | Self-paced

Complete your qualification at your own pace through self-study. Through your own personalized online learning portal, you will access our award-winning course material, watch video tutorials, upload your tasks, and receive feedback from your personal tutor.

Instructor-Led (live | Online)

Actively participate in a group session with your classmates virtually with our CACHE certified instructors and attend interactive live classes online. With this option, you will meet your instructor once a week, attend live sessions, and complete your course following a set schedule.

*All of our learners are given access to our online academy through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources, and assignments in your own time.

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, and assignments.
  • Instant access to your course after you enroll- start studying immediately!
  • Online assignment/assessment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses.
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers.
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed.
  • Detailed help center with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course.
  • You are strongly advised to make use of your tutor's expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and a minimum high school certificate.
  • Learners must have a strong level of reading, writing, and communication skills.
  • Learners must have a laptop, an email, and an internet connection.
  • Learners must have a Level 3 Early Years Diploma or equivalent and already be working or had experience working in an Early Years setting.

Unit 1: Roles and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in the Early Years

The aim of this unit is to explore the role of statutory guidance and how this informs the role and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in an early years setting.

Unit 2: Strategies and techniques for supporting children and families

The aim of this unit is for the learner to consider strategies and techniques for supporting children and their families with Special Educational Needs and Disability in early years settings.

This course is certified by NCFE CACHE, UK.

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CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) is the UK’s leading awarding organization for the childcare and social care sectors and is part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry-recognized qualifications.


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In partnership with Arabian Child Education Consultants (UAE).


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Learner can request accreditation by Knowledge and Human Development Authority UAE (KHDA).

Learning Methods

Please choose a learning method, then choose a payment option for your course.

E-Learning – $680 US Dollars

Complete your qualification at your own pace through self-study. Through your own personalized online learning portal, you will access our award-winning course material, watch video tutorials, upload your tasks, and receive feedback from your personal tutor.

Instructor-Led (live | Online) – $952 US Dollars

Actively participate in a group session with your classmates virtually with our CACHE certified instructors and attend interactive live classes online. With this option, you will meet your instructor once a week, attend live sessions, and complete your course following a set schedule.

* Course fees inclusive of 5% VAT and registration fee.

* Registration fee of USD 136 is non-refundable and non-transferable.

*Flexible payment options are available to request a payment plan please click here

* Please feel free to email us at info@arabianchild.org or call +971 4 435 6933 or WhatsApp +971 55 293 8706 with any questions or inquiries.

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