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Welcome from the Programme Director

Welcome to the PG Cert SENCo Programme. We are delighted that you will be joining us in the 2023-2024 academic year, and we very much look forward to seeing you in October. Please navigate around the site carefully to access key information.

- Dr Anna Tsakalaki, PG Cert SENCo Programme Director

Your conditional offer

In order for your conditional offer to become unconditional, you must address all the aspects of your offer including:

  • Proof of qualifications
  • A consent letter signed by the Head Teacher or Senior Manager at your school. A template for this letter can be found here
  • An official document verifying your Teacher Reference Number such as your QTS certificate or similar notification from the DfE that includes your registration number
  • At least one satisfactory reference

This must be done by enrolment. Please note that we will not be able to enrol you unless all conditions have been met.

Programme contacts

Anna Tsakalaki, Programme Director

Programme Administrators



Induction to the PG Cert SENCo programme is scheduled for 4 October 2023. Here is a provisional timetable for the day:


Welcome from the Programme Team

Introduction to Autumn term module and assessment. 

Lecturer: Anna Tsakalaki



Introduction and general information:

  • Overview of all modules on Blackboard
  • Expectations: SENCos, Schools and the University
  • A word from the School Director of Teaching and Learning (SDTL)- Academic misconduct


Lunch break



Introduction and general information (CONTD)

Q & A

Lecturer: Anna Tsakalaki

Provisional timetable

Please note that this timetable may be subject to updates.

Provisional PG Cert SENCo timetabled sessions per module.

Key University-wide term dates.

Open access resources for you before your enrolment

Before you start your course, you can join the following groups to get updates on evidence-informed SEND practice and latest news on SEND policy:

Preparation for your PG Cert SENCo year 


You could access, bookmark and begin to get familiar yourself with these frameworks.

Programme specification 

Learn more about the programme specifications with an overview of key objectives and procedures here.

Wellbeing and disability

If you feel you may need support, you are diagnosed with a disability, or are thinking of getting diagnosed, the University of Reading has resources in place for you. Find out more about the wellbeing and disability support we provide.