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Accredited Early Years SENCO Award

This DfE funded award, run by nasen and developed by School Improvement Liverpool, is a 12.5 day course, which runs over a 3-4 month period. After undertaking a series of online written tasks and an observation in the setting, attendees are awarded a Level 3 Early Years SENCO Award, which is accredited by CACHE. Participants must be Early Years SENCOs currently working in PVI settings or childminders within the Local Authority.

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Over 900 SENCOs and childminders achieve the EY SENCO Award from 42 Local Authorities

So far nasen has trained 923 Early Years SENCOs and childminders from PVI settings in 42 Local Authorities across the country. Our latest cohort from 7 Local Authorities completed their training in February 2022. At present we are awaiting further information about DfE funding for 2022-2024. 

Interested in enrolling onto the Early Years SENCO Award?

Complete this web form and we will pass your details onto your Local Authority if they decide to take part in the SENCO Award Project with us in the future and are able to deliver the course. For any other enquiries please email