SENCo Training

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

SENCo Training Guidance – added 08/06/2023

Level 3 Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in an Early Years setting Award

The Early Years and Childcare Service is pleased to offer another fully funded L3 SENCo training programme for 20 learners starting in September 2024 and finishing in March 2025. This qualification will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams. For more information about this qualification please watch the recorded session below:

 2024-05-07 Recorded L3 SENCo Information Session.pptx

To qualify for this programme you must: 

  • be working in an Early Years setting with 0-5 year olds as the setting SENCo or deputy SENCo.  
  • be working in a setting that is part of the Suffolk List of Providers with an Ofsted rating of Requires Improvement, Good or Outstanding.  
  • already hold a relevant L3 childcare qualification e.g. Early Years Educator.  
  • commit to attending all 12 full day training dates (see session overview for dates.)   
  • have access to reliable internet and a device, preferably a laptop, with audio and video capabilities that can run Microsoft Teams.  
  • have the support of your setting manager/owner/committee.  

L3 SENCo session overview and dates for September 2024

If you would like to apply for this programme you will need to complete the Expression of interest form by 17:00 on Friday 21 June

Suffolk SENCo CPD training

In order to support those practitioners who have not been successful in gaining a place on a L3 qualification programme we are offering the Suffolk SENCo training at a subsided rate of £15. This is non accredited (no qualification is achieved) but will provide the practitioner with enough information to become a confident SENCo. This is delivered either as a virtual classroom course or in a venue.

For information about this training, course dates and to book a place please go to:

If you have any queries then please contact Ivana Barron by email: [email protected]