SENCo Training

Please see the information below regarding training for staff working as a SENCo in an Early Years setting:

SENCo Training Guidance – added 19/07/2022

Level 3 Special Educational needs Co-ordinator in and Early Years setting Award

The current qualification programmes delivered by the Early Years and Childcare Service for the NCFE CACHE accredited Level 3 Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in an Early years setting Award are full.

We will advertise any new programmes when the current ones have been completed.

Early Years SENCo Level 3

The Department for Education announced in early August that they have appointed Best Practice Network to deliver training to up to 5,000 early years Semco’s across England over the next two years. Best Practice Network will deliver accredited Level 3 Early Years SENCo training.

The first cohort will begin training in October 2022 and with additional regular cohorts beginning training until August 2024. In this timeframe up to 5,000 SENCos will be trained.

The training will be available to early years staff working in group-based settings and working as childminders.

For information about this qualification, and to enrol, please go to:

If you have any queries then please contact Ivana Barron by email: ivana.barron@suffolk.gov.uk