Making sense of SEND

24 November 2020

Special educational needs and disability (SEND) e-learning course

There’s now a new way for the workforce to better understand how to support children and young people who have special educational needs.

When health, social care and other professionals have finished the course, they will be able to understand SEND and some of the key legal duties within the SEND Code of Practice 2015 in relation to children, young people and their families. SEND teams will also be able to learn how person-centred approaches can motivate children and young people. In addition, they can explore how to support children and young people to achieve their aspirations as they prepare for adulthood. Those are just a few of the learning outcomes from this course, which is essential if professionals are to understand their responsibilities towards their SEND work.

Put together by subject experts, the course is packed full of case studies, videos and quizzes to make the learning experience an enjoyable experience. And it concludes with an assessment to test how much professionals have learned. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, along with the London boroughs of Enfield, Lambeth and Southwark, it’s a CPD-accredited, online, interactive, foundation course.

Fazilla Amide is a consultant who is also a parent / carer. Fazilla has been leading on delivering the course and says:

"The e-learning accentuates how our children can be involved and how they can be motivated to develop their own skills, putting the young person, child and family at the heart of everything”.

Course content

The five modules cover: The main legislation; the importance of being person-centred; children and young people’s aspirations; developing better outcomes; and outcomes, along with annual reviews. This CPD-accredited online course looks at the SEND Code of Practice 2015 and the way it influences how support is provided for children with special educational needs and disabilities. Participants receive a CPD certificate and email support.

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