Best Practice Network (BPN) is a successful provider of the National
Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO). The
programme is delivered in partnership with the School of Education’s
CPD Department at Bath Spa University (BSU) and is a statutory
requirement for all SENCOs new to the role from September 2008.
The Award is also available to experienced and aspiring SENCOs.

Benefits of NASENCO with BPN

▪ Achieve a PGCert
▪ Access to BPN’s state-of-the-art online learning platform
▪ Ongoing support from an expert personal tutor
▪ Engage with a community of SEN professionals
▪ Flexible submission dates

Entry requirements

▪ Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) ‐ GTC/DCSF number to be supplied
▪ Satisfactory completion of statutory induction (if you gained QTS from July 1999 onwards)
▪ Confirmation of SENCO role as designated by the governing body
▪ Statement of support from your headteacher

How the programme is delivered

To complete the programme you will be expected to attend:

▪ 3 face-to-face day sessions (or 2 day residential) to share practice and use key skills you have learned
▪ school based research and development activities
▪ visits to other work places, where appropriate
In addition, significant time for personal study – reading, research
and ongoing reflection on your practice – will be required. You will be
supported from start to finish by a personal tutor who will help you
to develop your ideas for Master’s writing and complete an eportfolio
of evidence against the Learning Outcomes.

Please visit: to find out more and apply or call
0117 920 9204.