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Introductory Session


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I wish to welcome you to the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination at MMU. This programme has been developed by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and MMU, in collaboration with ten local authorities. The programme will support and enhance the development of skills, knowledge and understanding of SENCos in order that children who experience barriers to learning are supported and their access and achievement raised. We look forward to meeting you at Induction, information to follow shortly.

Programme Leader

Mal Ashman

+44 (0)161 247 6425

Mike Bertenshaw

+44 (0)161 247 6425


Preparatory Information

Summer project

We recommend students begin familiarising themselves with recent government policy and developments and academic literature and journals in the field of Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs and Disability.

We recommend the following text as a valuable resource for the programme.

‘The Changing Face of Special Educational Needs: Impact and implications for SENCOs and their schools’ Alison Ekins.


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.

You can see a preview of the lists for your core units using the following links:


Other information

Note: If your school is paying your fee please send a sponsorship letter, on headed paper, to Mike Bertenshaw, Programme Administrator, from your Head teacher confirming that the school are paying the fee. Please ensure your name and MMU ID number are included in the letter.

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Online Enrolment

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  • 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

Arrangements for you to collect your MMU ID card will either be provided at your introductory session or it will be included in one of your other timetabled induction sessions.

Last updated 10:05am Monday, 2nd September 2013

Term Dates 2013–14

Standard University term dates are:

Autumn Term
23rd September – 20th December
Spring Term
13th January 2014 – 4th April
Summer Term
28th April - 26th June

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

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