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What to expect from The Role of the SENCO in Private, Voluntary & Independent early years setting Level 3

 

This qualification 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.

This qualification covers the role of the SENCO in PVI (private, voluntary and Independent) early years settings, as set out in relevant statutory guidance and legislation.
It will explain how SENCOs in PVI early years settings fulfil their responsibilities for ensuring positive learning outcomes for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND). It describes the characteristics of different types of high and low incidence special needs within the four broad areas of need and methods of identifying different types of high and low incidence special educational needs in children in early years. Explaining how to engage children with SEND, and their parents and carers, in all aspects of their learning (e.g. identification of SEN, decision-making, review) and the importance of taking a person-centred approach when supporting children, and in working with their parents and carers. Learning effective strategies for supporting the learning of children with different types of SEND to ensure positive learning outcomes.

 

Learning outcomes

 

Understand the role and responsibilities of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in private, voluntary and independent (PVI) early years settings.
Know about special needs in children in early years.
Understand effective practice in working with children with SEND in early years and with their parents and carers.

 

Credits

 

2

 

Learner entry requirements

 

Age
The approved age range for this qualifications is 18 +

Prior Qualifications
There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications.

Prior knowledge of understanding
There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding.

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

Relationship with other frameworks
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.

 

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•••••The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The QCF replaces the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) which closed for accreditations at the end of 2010.

 

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