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Would you like to better understand your students’ needs, while also gaining a useful qualification? Then why don’t you consider studying a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)?

A PGCert comprises 60 level 7 credits and is available on both our SEND and Inclusion and Inclusive Educational Leadership Programmes.

All our modules are 30 or 60 credits, allowing you to pick and choose which you would prefer to study and specialise in.

Our postgraduate programmes are developed, delivered and assessed by Real Training and are awarded and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Which Postgraduate Certificates can be achieved?

PGCerts can be achieved by studying either a 60-credit module, or a specific combination of two 30 credit modules.

Qualification Modules required
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion

Any two 30 credit modules of your choice (see the full list below)

Or

Auditing and Leading Improvement

PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Autism Autism Spectrum Conditions
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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Autism)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Assessment Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)* or Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A)*

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Enhancing Assessment Practice* or Cognition and Learning

PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Cognition and Learning Cognition & Learning
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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Cognition and Learning)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Dyslexia – Leadership & Intervention Dyslexia – Leadership and Intervention
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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Dyslexia – Leadership and Intervention)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: International Award for SEN Coordination International Award in SEN Coordination (iSENCO)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: National Award for SEN Coordination National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Pastoral

One module from: Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) | Cross-Cultural Issues in SEND | Gender and Sexuality | Migration and Language Acquisition | Senior Mental Health Lead Advanced Award

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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Pastoral)

Or

Any two 30 credit modules of your choice (see the full list below)

PGCert in SEND & Inclusion: Psychology for Education Psychology for Education

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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Psychology for Education)

PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Speech, Language and Communication Needs Speech, Language and Communication Needs
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Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion (with a focus on Speech, Language and Communication Needs)
PGCert in SEND and Inclusion: Dyslexia Specialist Assessment

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) or Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A)

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Dyslexia – Professional Report Writing

PGCert in Inclusive Educational Leadership

Leadership of Inclusive Practice (60 credits)

Or

Leadership of Inclusive Practice (30 credits) + RPL from any leadership NPQ (30 credits)

PGCert in Specialist Teaching for Maths-related Difficulties

Mathematical Understanding and Teaching Methods

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Maths Teaching and Dynamic Assessment

What modules do we offer?

Our 30 credit modules can be combined as outlined above to give you the PGCert that meets your specific needs and interests 

Other modules which provide credits include Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) – either as a standalone course or as part of the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). The Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion module is worth 30 credits that can be put towards a PGCert in one of the specialist subjects listed above.

*Please note: Dyslexia – Professional Report Writing, Auditing and Leading Improvement, Leadership of Inclusive Practice, Enhancing Assessment Practice and Maths Teaching and Dynamic Assessment have particular eligibility requirements. Please see these course pages to find out more.

Our 60 credit modules can also be studied in order to achieve a PGCert. Choose from:

Can I later put my credits towards a Masters of Education in SEND?

Yes! You can put your credits from a PGCert towards a higher qualification. You may wish to continue on to achieve a PGDip (120 credits) or MEd (180 credits). Or, if you would like a break from studying, you can exit the programme with your PGCert and rejoin at a later date, provided that you are rejoining within 5 years from when your PGCert was achieved.

A PGCert is made up of 60 credits. Study 60 more credits to achieve a PGDip, however please note that you will need to complete either NASENCO, iSENCO, Leadership of Inclusive Practice, Auditing and Leading Improvement or the Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion module as part of your PGDip. When you are ready, build further by taking the 60 credit Enquiry-Based Practice module, to achieve a Masters in SEND and Inclusion or Inclusive Educational Leadership!

Are you eligible?

You will need to hold an undergraduate degree.

You will need to be working in an educational setting for this programme.

If you aren’t currently working in an educational setting you will need written permission from a senior member of staff to regularly access a setting. We can show you the best way to do this, enabling you to carry out our learning activities in your chosen setting. As part of this process, you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Visit GOV.UK for more information.

Please note: Some of our modules have specific eligibility requirements. Please check the course pages for more information.

Are you based in an international setting?

This programme is available online and can therefore be completed anywhere in the world. The programme content is designed and written with both UK and international settings in mind.

Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

How do I apply?

Fill out our booking form here. You don’t have to book all modules at one time, you can book for your first module now and book your second module at a later date when you’re ready.

Please note, this programme is currently subject to approval.

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