• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group19+
  • Duration4 Weeks (Evening) 2 Hours per week
    2 Days as a standalone programme
    (possible school holiday delivery)
  • Awarding bodyNCFE CACHE


The Early Years Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) qualification is suitable 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 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.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

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Entry requirements

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 is also appropriate for childminders.

Learners must be at least 18 years old.

Portfolio of evidence

Learners can progress to Level 4 certificate, a foundation degree (at 18 years old) or specialist roles in the workforce.

No UCAS points are available at present.


Please note this is a full cost course no remission of fees for any student.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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