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NEW SENco Qualification

Information for all settings: New information on the National Professional Qualification (NPQ) for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs)


As announced in the SEND and AP improvement plan on 30 October 2023, the NPQ for SENCOs will replace the national award for SEN coordination (NASENCO) as the mandatory SENCO qualification from September 2024.


Teaching of the NPQ will commence in autumn 2024. We have published further information on the qualification SENCOs should take to meet the mandatory requirements for the role. We will continue to update this page as more information on this transition becomes available.