Hi, I'm currently completing the SENCo Award. I feel that you need to have a bit more teaching expereince before becoming a SENCo. You will be relied upon to give practical strategies and advice to other teachers on how to deal with AEN students in their classroom. I've worked in Inclusion for seven years and spent two years in a BESD special school. I rely more on my personal expereinces and tried and tested methods than anything else. As a SENCo you need to have many difficult conversations with colleagues about their classroom practice. Sometimes it is easier if you are more experienced and therefore have a plethora of anecdotal evidence to work with. You will find the SENCo Award easier if you have some prior knowledge of SEN strategies and procedures. Much of the assessment is based on your practice within schools and you will be analysing your actions and their outcomes. Being a SENCo is very busy, very challenging, mostly rewarding and NEVER boring! I hope that this has helped.