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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award for Special Needs CoOrdinators in Early Years Settings.

  • Overview of the course

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    The Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is for a Level 3 practitioner in a private, voluntary or independent setting. All early years providers
    are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and 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 SEND.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    This qualification aims to:
    - explore the role 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 SEND codes of practice.
  • What qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the course?

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    Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Portfolio of evidence. A non-mandatory internal assessment task will be provided to be completed at the end of the qualification. This qualification does not include an external assessment.
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    Upon achievement of this qualification, learners will be able to progress to higher learning in Special Education Needs and other relevant sectors.
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    You need to hold a Level 3 Early Years EYE qualification and be in employment within the Early Years Sector.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    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.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact our Early Years Team on 01204 48 2263 or via
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Register your interest in this course by contacting our Admissions Team on 01204 48 2195 or via
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £225.00
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

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