Improving learner outcomes

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A community that offers more than online training!

OLT is committed to raising the standard of provision for children and young people with SEND. Our participants strongly recommend our courses and tell us they have gone on to make significant changes to their teaching practice. When you purchase a course, you don’t only gain access to our paid course(s). You also join a talented community of expert tutors and learning coaches. Our plans are attractively priced to suit the needs and budget of the SEND community.

Supporting you throughout your career

Ideal for anyone pursuing personal CPD and parents of a child or young person with special education needs and disabilities.

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Register for free to begin your learning journey

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Enrol on our Open Access Courses in Autism for Parents, Working in Partnership with Parents, SEND Code of Practice 2015 and Learning Theory.


  • Take our free short courses
  • Optional completion certificates only £16
  • Enrol on our Paid Courses for £180 (incl. VAT) per place

Buy course place

Purchase a course from our SEND catalogue and start learning with your OLT tutor!

£180 (incl. VAT) (one-off purchase)

By joining our community, you also gain access to free courses, SEND webinars and our Teacher's Toolkit with expert tutor forums, a resource library and a SMART goals generator.


  • SMART goals generator tool
  • Resource library
  • Expert tutor forums

FAQs

Access to Autism for Parents, Working in Partnership with Parents, Learning Theory, SEND CoP and Understanding ADHD is free. We charge a small administration fee for producing digital certificates of completion for these courses, which is £16 per course.

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Typically, our paid courses run for three months with access to the learning content for a further nine months. Therefore, you have a total of 12 months access to our learning content.

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Our paid courses are designed to help you apply theory to practice through a balance of activities that help you understand what it feels like to have a special need, learn how to identify a pupil’s needs, and how to intervene to achieve specific learning outcomes.

To complete the course you must identify the key learning points in our end of section quizzes. Read 100% of the course content and complete a SEND support plan for a case study in your school/organisation. Finally, you are expected to attend at least 2 face to face or virtual training sessions and reflect on your practice in course and/or public forums.

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To pass our free short courses and qualify for a certificate of completion, participants must achieve at least 7/10 (or 70%) pass in the end of course quiz. You can choose to purchase a certificate of completion for £16.

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An essential part of our learning model is to blend independent study with the support of a SEND expert tutor. Our experienced tutors help you to reflect on your current practice and share useful inclusive strategies (and experiences) for supporting young people with SEND. The learning dialogue between you and the tutor is a powerful way to clarify questions and enhance your teaching practice.

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Helping to strengthen the SEND provision in your organisation

Perfect for schools and organisations looking to upskill staff and improve their special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision.

Pay As You Go

You deliver

Buy the places you need when you need them

£62.50 (excl. VAT) per place

Delivery by your in-house tutor, subject to eligibility.


  • 10% discount applied to purchases of 10 to 20 places
  • 15% discount applied to purchases of 21 to 50 places
  • Train up to 12 eligible staff as an online tutor for only £350 (excl. VAT)
  • 5 places on virtual Annual Conference

Pay As You Go

We deliver

Buy the places you need when you need them

£150 (excl. VAT) per place

Enrol on one or more courses delivered by our SEND expert tutors.


  • 10% discount applied to purchases of 10 to 20 places
  • 15% discount applied to purchases of 21 to 50 places
  • Go on to train up to 12 eligible staff as a online tutor for only £350 (excl. VAT)
  • 5 places on virtual Annual Conference

Delivery Partner

You deliver

Deliver unlimited places at affordable prices

Custom One local authority achieved £13.50 (excl. VAT) per place!

Unlimited access to our training catalogue, additional learning content and tools.


  • Train up to 12 of your staff as an online tutor for free
  • Learning and engagement manager to help you get the best value from your membership
  • 10 places on virtual Annual Conference

All Pay As You Go and Delivery Partner Memberships include the following benefits:

  • 12-month access to our Member Courses
  • OLT’s SEND Practice Webinars*
  • The Teacher’s Toolkit with over 800 resources and videos
  • Unrestricted access to OLT’s Open Access Courses
  • Free CPD UK certification for Member Courses
  • Course and public forums for convening Facilitated Discussions
  • Up to 10 places on OLT’s virtual Annual Conference, starting in 2021
  • Access to our SEND practice blogs and community newsletters

*Membership does not include open access to the OLT SEND Expert Webinars, which are currently priced separately at affordable rates

FAQs

The main differences between the Pay As You Go (PAYG) and the Delivery Partner options are the level of access to our courses, the number of places procured and whether the course is delivered by OLT or your in-house staff.

PAYG Members purchase places on one or more courses from our training catalogue. They can opt to use an in-house specialist to tutor their courses and/or enrol participants on a course that is delivered by one of OLT’s associate tutors.

By contrast, our Delivery Partner 12-month Membership option gives organisations unlimited places on all (or just our sensory) courses, which Delivery Partners deliver without the support of an OLT Associate tutor. Delivery Partners are also assigned a learning and engagement manager, who helps them achieve the best value for money from their membership.

Both organisation Membership types receive additional benefits when they join OLT’s learning community. These benefits include free access to and certification for all Open and Short Courses in addition to the SEND Practice Webinars, access to the Teacher’s Toolkit of resources and tools, and places on our Annual Conference starting in 2021.

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All Membership Plans to our learning community last for 12-months. Pay As You Go Membership Plans commence (or are extended) when you make a purchase. Delivery Partner Memberships commence from the date the Tutor Training session has concluded.

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When you become a Delivery Partner you have greater control over how you run our courses. Delivery Partners use our comprehensive education solution as a resource to train staff internally, and/or as part of a traded service for training non-member organisations.

Our one stop educational solution consists of quality educational content, discussion forums and additional learning content (such as webinars and a resource library). Our learning management system provides organisational leads with dynamic and real time monitoring and evaluation tools to determine the level of usage and training impact.

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A learning and engagement manager provides regular support to help Delivery Partners get the best value from their membership. A Tutor Training session for up to 12 participants is included in the Membership fee. This session covers information about using our learning management system and awareness of relevant digital learning pedagogies to increase participation in and the completion of our Member Courses. A responsive support ticketing system is also available to resolve operational issues usually within a 24 to 48-hour timeframe, depending on the service request.

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For organisations opting to deliver our Member Courses with their own in-house tutors, a Tutor Training session for a maximum of 12 people is provided at a cost of £350 (excl. VAT). A responsive support ticketing system is also available to resolve operational issues usually within a 24 to 48-hour timeframe, depending on the service request.

Our one stop educational solution consists of quality educational content, discussion forums and additional learning content (such as webinars and a resource library). Our learning management system provides organisational leads with dynamic and real time monitoring and evaluation tools to determine the level of usage and training impact.

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The number on roll in a school or the 0-19 population in a local authority/large organisation is used to determine the cost of a Membership based on the potential usage and resulting impact on all students (including those with SEND needs). One London-based Delivery Partner has achieved a cost of £13.50 (excl. VAT) per place from their 2019/20 Membership.

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We have high expectations of our Pay As You Go/Delivery Partner in-house tutors. So, to qualify as an online tutor, we require all prospective tutors to:

  • Be qualified and experienced teachers, or other professionals such as educational psychologists, speech therapists, or other health professionals.
  • Under our agreement with NatSIP only teaching professionals holding a relevant qualification are eligible for Tutor Training to deliver our sensory courses. These tutors are qualified Teachers of the Deaf (TOD), Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI) and/or Qualified Teachers of children with Multi-Sensory Impairment (QTMSI).
  • complete 100% of the Member Course, which relates to their professional experience and training delivery plans, and:
  • attend a Tutor Training session to comprehend OLT’s standard for learning and assessment and how to use our learning management system. Subsequent Tutor Training is delivered by OLT for a charge of £350 (excl. VAT) per session.

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Our Member Courses are designed to apply theory to practice through a balanced mix of formative and summative assessment activities, which help participants understand the nature of the special need in question, to learn how to assess a pupil’s needs, and how to intervene to achieve specific learning goals.

There are formative quizzes at the end of each section to review the key learning points. Participants must also read 100% of the course content, complete a SEND support plan for a case study from their organisation and make reflective contributions to a course and/or public forum. The support plan consists of SMART goals and interventions, which participants evaluate after the course has finished. All of this is achieved with the guidance and support of an expert tutor.

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OLT’s comprehensive educational solution consists of quality educational content, monitoring and evaluation tools, customisable discussion forums, additional learning content (such as webinars and a resource library) and videoconferencing/chat for running remote training sessions. When you become a member you also have access to a very talented community of expert tutors/practitioners in SEND.

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All Member Courses receive two certificates: OLT’s Certificate of Completion and CPD UK certification for 20 hours learning. These certificates are provided for free as part of your Membership.

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100% of our participants agree that our training gave them an improved understanding of SEND.

(73% strongly agree, 27% agree) – OLT Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019

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Innovation

Engaging animations and videos

Overcome any concerns about learning online with our innovative training approach! From quizzes to learning dialogues, case studies, engaging animations, and bite-sized practice videos, OLT knows how to engage different learning styles!

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High Quality Learning

Expert tutors guide the learning journey

Our courses are written and delivered by expert tutors in SEND. All committed to sharing best practice and raising the standard of provision for children and young people with SEND.

Career progression

Earn CPD certification

Earn CPD accredited certification on most of our premium SEND courses. Build a portfolio of evidence with Attendance Certificates for our open courses and SEND Practice Webinars.

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Ongoing enrichment activities

A suite of value-added content

Included in your membership is access to OLT’s SEND Practice Webinars and Discussions. Delve deeper into SEND with our live and on-demand workshops.

Our customers rate our courses...
****point four

– December 2019

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Testimonials

What our customers say...

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Consultant

United Kingdom

This course has really opened my eyes to children, the way they move, and organise themselves in the school environment. On learning walks around school, I now see with fresh eyes. I am able to contribute to discussions with the SENCO now about the nature of the difficulties some children experience. I would like the SEND governors I meet to undertake any of the OLT courses. They are invaluable to all colleagues working in school. Great networking opportunities! I also made contact with the local Physio and OT team on behalf of school.

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Teacher

United Kingdom

Before starting this course, I had no knowledge of Dyslexia. I thought it was just a case of "swimming letters" and confusing b and d, p and q when writing. I now realise that there is much more to it than just these traits! I have learnt the importance of a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom. When we try to make our classrooms as appealing as possible for the majority of our students sometimes, we fail to take into account the needs of a pupil with Dyslexia. Something as simple as changing the background from white to buff on the Smartboard and labelling trays with images rather than just words can save everybody time, not just our struggling pupils. Labelling trays with images rather than just words can save everybody time, not just our struggling pupils.

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Head of Support Service

United Kingdom

It is useful to revisit the different sections and read the information. I can now see how I can use the course materials with staff in the Service, develop their understanding of the impact of a visual impairment, and share their knowledge with staff in schools. I believe this will help them, as they work with children and young people (CYP) with SEND, to support CYP more effectively and set goals that look at the child's academic, social, and independence skills. We are always striving to help a child become an independent young person and I believe OLT’s course will help staff focus on the skills needed to enable this to happen.

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