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

We will be continuing with this award in September 2023, with Cohort 6, and this qualification programme is currently full. If there is enough interest we may run another qualification programme from January 2024. If you would like to register your interest and be considered for a place on this programme, then please complete the expression of interest form below by 17:00 hours on 31 October 2023. Please read the eligibility criteria at the top of the expression of interest form before applying.

Expression of Interest application form

Proposed session dates

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:

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]