What made you choose the Real Training course(s) over other options?
I discovered Real Training in 2013 when I was looking to complete a Post graduate qualification in Speech, Language and Communication Needs. I needed to gain this qualification in as part of my promotion to Head of Resource Base at my setting. The structure of the course, linking it to workplace practice and being able to work through the strands at my own pace were very appealing to me and suited both my work and home situations. I successfully completed this qualification in 2016 and then came back to Real Training when asked by my Head Teacher to complete the NASENCO.
What was your experience of learning with Real Training?
As previously, my experience with Real Training has been fantastic.
Campus Online and all the tools available within this (EBESCO, discussion boards, Assignment Libraries….) were really beneficial and useful. The flexibility to complete strands and tasks at my own pace and order was convenient and allowed me to spend extra time on the strands and areas that I needed to focus on and develop further. The variety pf tasks that needed to be completed were interesting and thought-provoking. The learning logs and applied practice tasks were the most useful for me. However, completing the MA assignments were challenging at times but really interesting.
The support I received from my Tutor – Helene- was fantastic! She always provided me with really helpful and useful feedback. I am really grateful for the extra support she gave me when I was really struggling with one of my assignments. The support and reassurance she has provided throughout the course has been invaluable. Thank you so much Helene!!!!
To anyone unsure about completing courses online with Real Training – Don’t hesitate – do it. I have now completed 2 courses with Real Training and have found both of them absolutely great!
How has the course(s) helped make an impact at school?
I am more critical and analytical of the provision and support in place for students to ensure they have the best learning outcomes.
I have led staff training linked to my project and am able to more confidently support staff across the setting in ensuring that students needs are being catered for and met, as well as ensuring staff are meeting the requirements of SEND legislation and policy.
How has the course(s) helped develop you as an educational professional and what do you hope to achieve with the new knowledge/skills in the future?
Completing this qualification has been challenging, stimulating and inspiring. Each strand and each assignment has developed my knowledge, understanding, practical application and confidence in the multi-faceted role of a SENCo I have developed a secure understanding about SEND and the role of a SENCo, and how it is always changing, shifting, developing – something which I know I will need to keep abreast of and ensure is implemented at ground level, when I take on the role of Acting SENCo at my setting.