This qualification is designed for learners already working as an Early Years Practitioner in a lead Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) related role and who wish to progress to leadership and management roles and responsibilities, leading best practice for their setting.

This qualification offers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is aimed at Level 3 Early Years Practitioners in a private, voluntary or independent setting progressing from the Level 3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in Early Years Settings.

Learners will gain knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to:


·         leadership and management within early years SENCO and SEND related roles

·         leading effective practice in a SENCO role

·         evaluating SEND provision for effective practice

·         leading change to improve SEND provision

          undertaking practitioner-led enquiry.

From DASP Early Conference - February 2018

Slideshows and resources from teaching workshops

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to integrate the use of ICT in Early Years learning.  The Level 3 Award has been developed for those who work directly with children and support their learning.

Learners will need to be working or volunteering in an Early Years setting in order to meet the requirement for assessment.  No simulation will be permitted.