iSENCo: Award-winning training for your international setting

iSENCoiSENCo: a unique qualification designed for educational professionals working in an international setting. This year has been one of professional recognition for Real Training. In April, we were awarded SEN Resource Supplier of the Year at the GESS Global Awards ceremony in Dubai. Then to top off a fantastic year, our SEND programme was awarded the top 5-star award in the CPD category of the Teach Primary awards in October. The acknowledgement from established industry awards is extremely important to us, as it demonstrates our courses are valued by leaders and experts in the education sector as well as employers and our own delegates. One of the latest additions to our award-winning SEND Programme is our International Award in SEN Coordination (iSENCO).

The iSENCo course

This is a unique qualification designed for educational professionals working in an international setting. The aims are:

  • To develop effective leadership and management skills in relation to SEND coordination within an international school setting.
  • To develop an understanding of how wider cultural, political, historical and community contexts influence SEND provision internationally.
  •  To engage with international research and evidence-based practice regarding inclusive education.
  • To critically examine the research on interventions in the field of SEND and demonstrate both knowledge and understanding of both its applications and limitations.
  • To develop different models of partnership within their setting, with an understanding of the place of power and ethics in listening to and understanding children, parents and carers

What’s more, our Campus Online platform allows you to be completely flexible with your learning schedule, as well as giving you access to support from course tutors, fellow delegates and a wealth of resource materials. The iSENCO course will fully enable SEN professionals in an international setting to deal with the unique challenges associated with working with third culture kids, students with EAL and students with SEN who may require additional support.

Who is it for?

The iSENCO represents a fantastic opportunity for career growth for school SENCOs, inclusion managers or teaching staff who aspire to become a leader in SEND. Unlike the UK-focused NASENCO course, they do not need to hold the UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), unless they wish to complete an additional module to gain the UK’s mandatory qualification for mainstream school SENCOs – the NASENCO qualification.

When can I start the course?

The iSENCO runs three times a year: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September.

If this is a course that would benefit your school and pupils and you would like to know more, contact us or call us on +44 1273 35 80 80

Read what some of our past delegates have said about our iSENCO course

“The tutoring I have received has been really helpful, the advice given has been clear along with any questions I have had about a module, or assignment – I have felt supported throughout the course and Katie has been really quick with her responses.” – Sophie Kilding

“It is a fantastic opportunity for correspondence learning to complete courses and attain qualifications in fields of study that are not readily available in this country.” – Amanda Varkel

“[The tutor] was an excellent support, as were all of the Real group staff. My tutor was always very supportive, gave good and constructive feedback.” – Stacy Coombs

“I’d thoroughly recommend it … The course has helped me delve deeper into things like academic language, and think about the effect of culture on motivation for example.” – Louise Linton


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