SEND Training and Events
The events and training is now grouped all in one place on the ‘Events and training’ page.
You can use the filters, search bar, or calendar view to find training on specific needs like autism and SEMH, as well as events like the SENCo forums, and more.
You can also share this page with parent carers and children and young people.
Find additional online training and events from other providers below.
New SLC E-Learning for Health e-Learning modules (Free access for all practitioners working with children and families)
This is for you if you volunteer, work or are studying to work with infants, children, teenagers or adults. MindEd has e-learning applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. It is aimed at anyone from beginner through to specialist.
Topics include learning disabilities, autism, and mental health and wellbeing.
Young Minds Matter is the local mental health support provider for children and young people.
They offer the following training for professionals.
- Low mood/depression
- Physical Activity and Mental Health
- Suicidal Ideations
- What is mental health?
- Music and CYP Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
- Social anxiety
Coming soon: Health anxiety
Each training package offers a pre and post evaluation of your skills, full training video presented by one of our practitioners, supporting videos and handouts.
The Council for Disabled Children has developed a suite of online training for CDC members and affiliated organisations and services. The courses have been developed to improve knowledge, understanding and practical skills and support in range of key areas that impact children and young people, particularly those with special educational needs and disability.
eLearning courses include:
- Introduction to Mental Health
- Introduction to Children’s Social Care
- Information, Advice and Support
- Holistic Outcomes in Education, Health and Care Plans
- Delivering Quality Annual Reviews *New
- Focus on Health Advice *New
- CETRs and DSRs
- Supporting Children and Young People with SEND and their families: SEND Basic Awareness Training Levels 1 and 2
Each module takes between 30-45 minutes to complete. The training is free to complete online from any computer/tablet. You can complete it at your own pace.
It is our role as professionals to help young people to move into adulthood with opportunities to participate in our local community while maintaining their health and wellbeing, and with opportunities that suit them.
It is important that all professionals understand the whole network of services that are meaningful to parents and carers and children and young people throughout this time. From education and employment, to money, social care, and transport, there’s a lot to consider.
That’s is why we are holding a series of question and answer sessions for professionals that bring together education settings and services.
Watch the Q&A with an overview of the preparing for adulthood protocol and pathways, and speakers from Linkage College and Focus (adult social care).
Parents and carers and children and young people should know about the Preparing for Adult page. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood and transition to adult life (nelincs.gov.uk).
There is a range of training for new and experienced professionals working with children and young people at different stages of their education.
You can learn to better support students and families, work with others within your educational setting and from other settings, and to perfect key practices like inclusion and Preparation for Adulthood.
Find courses for new SENCo’s, professionals wanting to create a more inclusive culture within their educational setting, working with parents, carers, and families.
Ted Ed – Stay Curious
Twinkl – Wellbeing Hub features over 500 resources covering almost 50 different topics to keep staff health, wellbeing and happiness at the forefront
Hirstwood – reasonably priced training with a SEND / sensory focus
Ed Tech Demonstrator Programme – Helping schools and colleges with support for remote education
Call Scotland – free webinars and free downloads available
The Communication Trust – Online short course – free introductory course: ‘An introduction to speech, language and communication’
Recovery College – on-line courses and resources on mental health issues
Twinkl – free home learning booklets from EYFS through to GCSE
Oxford Owl – Free e-books for ages 3 to 11, and range of how-to videos for maths. They also have a parents’ page which explains how spelling and grammar is taught in schools. If you ever wondered what a ‘fronted adverbial’ was, here’s your chance to find out!
Discovery Education – English, Maths and Science activities for KS1 and KS2 and also a section on coding
Scholastic – This US company have put together 20 days of cross-curricular projects to work through at home. The correct grade will need to be selected to match the UK year group:
- PreK and Kindergarten = Reception and Year 1
- Grades 1 and 2 = Year 2 and 3
- Grades 3-5 = Years 4, 5 and 6
- Grades 6+ = Year 7 onwards
For parent carers
Are parent carers asking you what is out there for them and their child? Tell them to visit the Local Offer Events and training page. It has training and events for a range of needs including autism, ADHD, early years, sleep, and for more.