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Special needs education gets seal of approval from partner


The University of Wolverhampton has gained a seal of approval for its commitment to special needs education from a key partner organisation. 

The School of Education, based at the University’s Walsall Campus, has been awarded partner provider status for its National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (NASENCo) by Leading Learning for SEND Community Interest Company (LLSENDCiC).   

The Provider Partnership group exists in the interest of safeguarding the integrity and high-quality standard of training to be offered to all Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators requiring mandatory training.  

Dr Jennifer Worsley, Head of Education Studies and Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Studies at the University, said: “We are delighted to be accredited with provider status and we have recently updated our course to ensure it meets the needs of the sector to improve outcomes for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. 

“This provider status provides us with the opportunity to engage with other national providers to share good practice and research to ensure that our programme offers high-quality training and development for SENCOs. 

“Gaining provider status means the university has met the Quality Standard Framework (QSF) for delivery of the NASENCo Award which assures the integrity of our NASENCo programme.” 

The University offers a variety of Special Educational Needs degree courses, including with Foundation Year, offering graduates a range of career opportunities including teacher training, social work, mentoring and advocacy posts, inclusion managers and positions within support groups and charities. 

Alumni have gone onto lecturing posts, researcher roles and local authority positions relating to inclusion with many graduates completing a teaching qualification. Others have completed Master’s degree courses in a range of areas including social work and special needs. 

Find out more about the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators course and the School of Education on the website. 

Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our forthcoming Open Days. 


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