Special Educational Needs and Disability Courses

Please see the individual courses listed below for more information, learning objectives and who the courses are suitable for. 

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By the end of this course you will:DFElogo

  • Learn about legislation linked to education, health and care plans
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of education, health and care needs assessments and plans
  • Know when and how to request an education and health care needs assessment
  • Increase your confidence levels of being involved in the education, health and care needs assessment and plan process
  • Understanding how to work in partnership with all those involved in a child's education, health and care plan.

Who should complete this course?
This is suitable for any early years practitioner who works with children in their setting including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders in England. It is particularly relevant for those responsible for the coordination SEND provision within an early years setting.

By the end of this course you will be able to:DFElogo

  • Explain key points from legislation and research regarding parents involvement and rights in the SEND process
  • Explore how to build positive relationships with parents and how to overcome barriers to engagement
  • Reflect on what it's like to be a parent in the SEND process
  • Investigate the benefits of two-way information sharing and effective communication skills in working with parents
  • Illustrate how to help build parents confidence in the planning and decision making process.

Who should complete this course?
This is suitable for any early years practitioner who works with children in their setting including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders in England. It is particularly relevant for those responsible for the coordination SEND provision within an early years setting.

By the end of this course you will: Supporting children with SEND Cover

  • Discover what Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is
  • Explore your setting’s responsibilities in relation to children with SEND
  • Learn about inclusion
  • Discover the importance of a graduated approach in identifying and planning for children’s needs delay
  • Explore how to involve parents and families
  • Increase your understanding of how to get further help where you have continued concerns about a child
  • Explore ways to help children with SEND make a successful transfer into school or another setting.

Who should complete this course?
This is suitable for any early years practitioner who works with children in their setting including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders in England.

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