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Introductory Session


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Welcome to the PgCert the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-Ordination.

At MMU the award is delivered through a one year programme leading to a Post Graduate Certificate (60 credits). The Units are designed to address and evidence the Learning Outcomes identified in the National College for Teaching and Leadership specifications and will have a strong focus on school based practice and improving outcomes for students with Special Educational Needs/Disability.

The main objective of national SENCO training is to increase the participation of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities and raise their achievement through developing SENCO’s professional attributes and improving their knowledge, understanding and skills (National College for Teaching and Leadership).

The programme is delivered through taught sessions and by specialist and highly experienced Inclusive Practice and SEN tutors. Students are supported by MMU based study support, library induction, a virtual learning facility and regular mentoring and tutorial sessions throughout the programme.

Programme Leader

Mal Ashman

+44 (0)161 247 2079


Preparatory Information


Reading List

Your tutors will provide you with reading lists via Moodle when you start. They will explain about items recommended for purchase, essential and further reading.

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Online Enrolment

  • Login to the online enrolment system using the MMU network ID and password that we have sent you.
  • If you have any questions about your enrolment or are having difficulty using the online enrolment system, please contact the Enrolment Team on +44(0)161 247 5959.
  • If you have successfully completed online enrolment, you will also need to collect your Student ID card at the session below. For Full-time undergraduate students, you can also collect your Met card at the same time.
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ID Card Collection for New Students

ID cards will be available your first week of study from your nearest Student Hub

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Term Dates 2014–15

Standard University term dates are:

Autumn Term
22nd September 2014 – 19th December 2014
Spring Term
12th January 2015 – 27th March 2015
Summer Term
20th April 2015 - 26th June 2015

A small number of professional courses have different dates – any variations will be communicated at your induction session.

Useful Resources

MyMMU & Email

Login to MyMMU to access your email, library loans and reading lists, finance information, university notices and guides, and links to many other useful resources. You should check your MMU email account regularly for important messages, as it is one of the primary methods we will use to communicate with you.


On Moodle you can read course messages, download lecture notes, project briefs and other documents. You will also be able to access timetable information and assessment submission details.

Library Services

The Sir Kenneth Green Library on the All Saints campus and Crewe Library on the Crewe campus provide a full range of services and resources to help you complete your studies and research successfully. More information is available in the New users guide.

Regulations, Policies & Procedures for Students 2014/15

This guide is where you can find information on the University’s regulations and other important policies and guidelines.

Student Hub

This is the recommended Student Hub for Faculty Of Education

Study Support

The Student Support Officer(s) in the Faculty Of Education

Disability Support

Please contact the Learner Development Service if you need disability or dyslexia related support.

Find out more about the Student Support Services available in the Faculty.

Financial Support

For information and advice on financial matters during your time at university, please visit our Student Financial Support website.

Careers and Employability Support

Information and advice on finding part-time work, on campus employment and jobs after graduation. Take part in events to enhance your employability skills and meet employers. Find out more at the Careers website.

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