Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM278: SEN Organisational Contexts

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (10 weeks) and term 2 (5 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Helen Knowler ()




EFPM279 SEN: Leading on Teaching and Learning

Available via distance learning


This is the first of two linked modules concerned with special educational needs co-ordination in schools and other educational settings. The general aim of this module and the second module - EFPM279 SEN: Leading on teaching and learning - is to equip you, as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), to have the knowledge, understanding and skills to carry out this role effectively. Successful completion of EFPM278 andEFPM279, alongside meeting the SENCO Learning Outcomes through EFPM285, leads to the National Award for SEN Coordination. This module focuses on the organisational context for SEN in schools and other educational settings, for example, legislation, funding systems, national, local and setting level policy. Module EFPM279 SEN: Leading on teaching and learning is a co-requisite.

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