NASENCO Award – Ensure your learning environment’s SEN Provision is prepared for the new academic year with Real Training

Ensure your learning environment’s SEN Provision is prepared for the new academic year with Real Training

This coming academic year promises to bring with it challenges that are unprecedented in modern times. Pupils returning to their educational settings will be experiencing a mixture of excitement, anxiety, confusion and relief as things return to an albeit an amended version of normal. According to numerous news reports, pupils with special educational needs have suffered more than most during the lockdown, and it has never been so important to ensure that SEN provisions are in place and ready to fire on all cylinders.

If your setting has aspiring SENCOs who want to take the next step in their career with the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) qualification, you’ve just recruited to the role, or if your existing SENCO wishes to update their skills and knowledge, then Real Training has the perfect solution.

Real Training’s NASENCO Award course – Fully-supported distance learning

Given the unique situation learning environments find themselves in at the beginning of this new academic year, we understand that having staff members, particularly from the SEN departments, take time out of school to study might be less than desirable. Through our proprietary training platform, Campus Online, and our extensive tutor base, delegates have access to all of the course material and full tutor support wherever they have internet access. There are no face to face sessions to attend at a local college or university. 

In addition, with the exception of the course end date, there are no internal deadlines for course assignments, meaning delegates can dip in and out of the course as and when their schedule allows. There is only one, two-day external placement, so the majority of assignments can be done within your setting, which carries the additional benefit that positive changes can be implemented even before the course is completed. We believe this offers a uniquely flexible qualification that has a minimal impact on the delegate’s work and home life, and in turn, a minimal impact on their educational setting.

What our NASENCO delegates say about our course

Don’t just take our word for it though. See what our delegates think of us below.

In 2020 so far…

  • 98% of our delegates rated Real Training’s NASENCO course as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
  • 95% rated tutor support as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
  • 98% rated the extent to which the course met their developmental priorities as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

“I have enjoyed this course and found it hugely beneficial.”Bridget Marshall

“This course has been made to support busy SENCos and professionals, with the understanding that learning can be done smoothly and concisely through the role.”Julia Findlay

“An amazing course. I loved how accessible it was. I could work in the evenings/ weekends/ holidays etc. It fitted around my workload easily as there are no formal deadlines apart from the one a year on from when you start. As everyone’s workloads are different this is ideal. There were no university visits so no time off of work. The website was easy to use and navigate around. My Tutor was fantastic, and always available for support. I would really recommend booking a course with Real Training.”Laura Phillips

Our NASENCO September cohort closes on 18 September

If you have someone in your setting for whom you believe the NASENCO Award is relevant, all they need to do is complete our online booking form by 5 pm on Friday 18 September to be included in our September cohort. We don’t require payment at the time of booking; to start this month, we simply require completed application forms and initial payment by the end of the month.

If you have any questions regarding the course and eligibility for staff members, please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email at or by phone at +44 (0) 1273 35 80 80.

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