Improving learner outcomes

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Our CPD courses are designed for teachers and teaching assistants who support children with special educational needs, to improve learner outcomes.

The course content is online, which means that you can start learning as soon as you enrol, anywhere at any time.

Each course provides an understanding of a different SEN or disability, real life case studies, practical assessment ideas, and intervention strategies that can be used immediately. By setting SMART goals for a learner you support, you’ll quickly start putting your learning into practice.

Each course takes approximately 20 hourse to complete, and most are CPD certified.

When you enrol on a Tutored course you’ll be assigned a personal tutor, so you receive human support and specialist guidance, too. (More about tutor support)

For those with less CPD time and smaller budgets, Guided versions of our courses (not including the sensory courses) are available. These do not include specialist tutor support; however, you’ll still receive guidance on your SMART goal setting.

Course overview

Our courses are designed to be user-friendly and engaging, with quizzes, animations and touches of humour. Their content is written, and updated regularly, by SEN specialists and educational psychologists.

They’re outcome-focused – helping you to gain an improved understanding of your learners, so that you can support your learners to achieve improved outcomes.

Resources help you to enhance your learning further, and support you as you develop your practice.

Forums give you an opportunity to take part in discussions and share experiences and best practice with others.

Course structure

Each course has four sections:

  1. Understanding
    Learn about the special need specific to the course
  2. Assessment
    Learn to assess student needs and set SMART goals for a learner you support
  3. Interventions
    Learn about evidence-based strategies and choose those that will help you achieve your goals
  4. Case studies
    View real life videos of interventions in practice

Course completion

To complete the course, you need to meet the course requirements:

  • work through the whole of the course, including any activities and quizzes
  • write three SMART goals to achieve with a learner or learners you support *
  • choose the interventions that you’ll make to achieve the goals you set
  • make contributions to forums

When you’ve met the course requirements, you’ll be issued with a certificate of completion.

* Guided learners will write one SMART goal.

Bexhill C of E Primary School – Short video about the SLCN course (4:19)

View transcript of the video

Free short eLearning courses

These four short courses are free to anyone. They don’t follow the same structure as our other courses, and they are not tutored.

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