I’ve been teaching ten years, currently in a non-teaching role dealing with behaviour and inclusion. I’d love to be a SENCO but no chance of doing the National Award in my current school as they already have a SENCO. A couple of jobs have come up that I’d love to apply for - some specify that you need an SEN qualification, but the NASENDCo is under ‘desirable’ rather than essential, so presumably it doesn’t have to be that. Is it worth my doing a lower-level Sen qualification (eg a level 3 certificate in Learning Support or SpLD) to show that I’m really serious about this? Some of them are about £10 and probably aren’t worth the paper they’re written on, others are £100-400 and I’m wondering if it’s worth doing one, and if so, which.