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Spotlight: NPQSEN - Available Autumn 2024

The contracts have now been awarded for the new NPQSEN which will start in Autumn 2024. The six providers who were successful are:

  • Ambition Institute 
  • Best Practice Network
  • Church of England
  • National Institute of Teaching
  • Teach First
  • University College London

As with the existing NASENCO qualification, the new NPQSEN will be compulsory for new SENCOs from Sept 1st 24. The exciting difference is that it is also encouraged for others who have a responsibility in this area – for example, Leaders of pupil achievement, inclusion leads, Deputy SENCOs, line managers of the SENCOs, and SENCOs who did previous training and want refresher of the latest evidence. All leaders are leaders of SEND.

We very much look forward to working with our local SEND leaders to bring a regional flavour to this national NPQ, as with all our existing courses.

To clarify the requirements for SENCOs;

  • SENCOs who have already obtained the NASENCO do not need to complete NPQSEN, although they can if they would like a refresher.
  • SENCOs appointed before 1 September 2009 do not need to complete NPQSEN, but will be expected to ensure compliance with the regulations.
  • If you are already enrolled on a NASENCO course, you need take no further action. You will be considered to have fulfilled the mandatory training.
  • If you are new to role in the 23/24 academic year, you must meet the statutory requirements for the role by EITHER starting the NASENCO qualification before September 2024 OR enrolling on NPQSEN no later than Spring 2025.
  • From September 2024, all SENCOs and aspiring SENCOs will need to complete training within 3 years of appointment – at this stage, it will be the NPQSEN that they need to enrol on.

Funding is not yet clear on this or all NPQs - DfE will announce this shortly, and we will write to you all to let you know.

We want to thank all our expert facilitators for their work on all NPQs this term.