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Supporting Children With Special Educational Needs (SEN) - Online:

Do you or your staff need to learn more about working with children with special educational needs (SEN)?

If yes then this is the SEN training course for you/them. This course is ideal for teaching assistant's in schools, child-minders, nursery practitioners and nannies.

It considers the role of the SEN worker in schools and early years settings. It also explores the most common special educational needs children present with and how they can be supported as well as looking at the wider SEN picture in terms of Ofsted, CPD and working with other professionals. It is ideal for those new to working with children with SEN but is an excellent refresher course for more experienced staff.

The course is an online course and so can be studied any time from your own home- there is no classroom attendance required and learners can enrol at any time. There are discounts available for multiple bookings.

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Course Length:Completion time for this course is 4 weeks including assessments

Delivery: Home Study, learners log into our online learning portal- MNT LEARNING- to study this course- there is no classroom attendance required at all. On successful completion of the assessments, learners will receive their results and certificate via email. (If a hard copy certificate is required via post we can arrange this for £10 for UK learners and slightly more for international learners please call/email for details).

Support:All learners will have telephone/email access to a supportive and friendly personal tutor for any queries they have whilst completing the course.

  • The role of the SENCO and other support staff

  • The role of the SENCO (Schools)

  • The role of the teacher

  • The role of teaching assistants and other support staff in schools

  • The role of the early years SENCO

  • Role of the key person

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Ofsted Inspection Framework for Schools

  • Ofsted in Early Years Settings

  • Practical strategies for working with children with SEN

  • Definition of special educational needs

  • Outcomes and life chances for children or young people with SEN or disabilities

  • Dyslexia

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • Giftedness

  • Why are children gifted?

  • Gifted Children

  • Enrichment

  • Managing difficult behaviour

  • Working with Other Professionals

  • SENCO Advice for Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Staff

Learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

  4. Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Fees & Applying: Course fee: £55 (including VAT) (Discounts are available for multiple bookings- please call for details)

(Enrolments can also be made over the phone Mon-Fri- 0844 8268 446)

I work one to one with a little boy with mild autism having previously been a whole class Teaching Assistant. I needed a course to give me some more specific training on working with children with special needs and your course has really helped me.

Maria, KS1 Teaching Assistant

I have just completed this course and it was really excellent, it outlined the role of the SENCO and gave a good overview of caring for children with a variety of special educational needs and how to find further support.

Katherine, SEN lead in a Pre-School

As an experienced TA I was not sure how much I would actually learn from this course- but it was an excellent refresher and I will certainly be recommending it for our new TA's

Louise- Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

This is an ideal course for child-minders- 2 child minder friends have subsequently enrolled already!

Georgina, Child-minder

As the SENCO for our setting I wanted to do some further training which was online- this is an excellent course and as a busy manager being able to study in my breaks and in the evenings was ideal.

Maud, Manager of a Day Nursery

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