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Gain a qualification in SEND and inclusion that really makes a difference in your setting

Delivering meaningful change in education is complex. All of our SEND courses are developed and led by educational psychologists, SENCOs and SEND experts with up-to-date knowledge and first-hand experience of working in schools.

An increasing number of children are being identified as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and a growing number of teachers feel out of their depth supporting them. According to a recent OFSTED survey, SEND is the number one area in which teachers most frequently request more professional development.

At Real Training we have designed our SEND courses to help SENCOs, teachers and other education professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need, while fitting study around demanding work and personal commitments. 

Our approach focuses on developing communities of practice which are so important for SEND. This means that learning isn’t confined to one-directional instruction. Instead, we coach our delegates through practical projects, equipping them with the skills to initiate a lasting impact in their setting with the support of delegates online as well as within their local school community.

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Why do SEND training with us?

We offer a variety of level 7 postgraduate courses, including our complete Masters in SEND and Inclusion.

Designed and delivered by SEND experts & educational psychologists

Practice-led courses with dedicated one-to-one tuition

Flexible online learning through Campus Online

Study up to Masters level – quality assured and accredited by Middlesex University

What SEND courses does Real Training offer?

  • SEND & Inclusion
    • SEND & Inclusion

    • National Award for SEN Coordination
      • National Award for SEN Coordination
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Gain the essential SENCO qualification. Since its introduction in 2009 this course has been the benchmark required training for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and those aspiring to the role. Our course is consistently rated by delegates as 'excellent training with first class tutoring'. The practice-based learning is structured around carefully designed learning experiences that engage directly with your own work.
    • NPQ SENCO
      • NPQ SENCO
        • Delivered in partnership with Teach First
      • The new NPQ for SENCOs is the mandatory qualification for anyone who wishes to qualify and work as a SENCO
    • International Award for SEN Coordination
      • International Award for SEN Coordination
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Designed for educators working in International Schools and settings, this unique course brings the gold standard of practice-led learning and development from Real Training's market-leading National Award and opens it to professionals who do not have UK QTS. Our UK course is consistently rated by delegates as 'excellent training with first class tutoring'. The practice-based learning is structured around carefully designed learning experiences that engage directly with your own work.
    • iSENCO top up course
      • iSENCO top up course
      • Designed for those who have completed the International Award for SEN Coordination (iSENCO) and wish to top up their qualification to meet the full Learning Outcomes of the National Award for SEN Coordination. Last chance to book! Book before 31 August 2024.
    • Autism Spectrum Conditions
      • Autism Spectrum Conditions
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Bridge the gap. Make a real difference to children and young people with autism in your setting. Give each autistic child in your care the best possible outcome through practice-led learning. Develop the relevant skills and knowledge to bridge the autism support and teaching gaps in your setting. Gain a critical understanding of the relevant theories, research and policies, and the ability to assess knowledge and existing practice.
    • Further Studies in Autism
      • Further Studies in Autism
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module builds on skills and understanding from the Autism Spectrum Conditions module and looks more in depth at current challenges and topics relating to this subject area. Completing this module provides delegates with the opportunity to have a whole PGDip or MEd focused in Autism.
    • Auditing and Leading Improvement
      • Auditing and Leading Improvement
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • The Auditing and Leading Improvement (ALI) module will enable you to understand the possibilities, complexities and challenges involved in the successful implementation of a project linked to developing inclusive provision for pupils with SEND.
    • Cognition and Learning
      • Cognition and Learning
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Cognition and learning is a new 30 credit Skills & Knowledge module for Real Training's Masters in SEND programme, lead by Dr Jane Yeomans. This masters module is designed to help participants develop awareness of the models and frameworks used to understand the concepts of cognition and learning, and the relationships between this process and specific special educational needs.
    • Cross-Cultural Issues in SEND
      • Cross-Cultural Issues in SEND
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module develops the student’s knowledge and understanding of cultural and community influence on pupils, families and their ensuing relationship with the educational setting.
    • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
      • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Change the landscape. Learn how to lead and make difficult but effective interventions in dyslexia. Learn the latest thinking and interventions surrounding dyslexia. Broaden your professional practice to include the management of whole school interventions and staff who teach dyslexic individuals.
    • Enquiry-Based Practice
      • Enquiry-Based Practice
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Develop the skills and knowledge to produce culturally relevant and responsive services that make a positive difference. Understand each child in the context of their familial and professional support networks. Engage directly with your professional setting, through practical activities structured around our unique learning experiences. Work towards the completion of your Action Research project using supporting theories, reflection and taking part in example activities.
    • Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion
      • Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • You will need to pass one of our MEd Skills and Knowledge modules before you take this one. Apply the skills and knowledge learned in the preceding module to the development of professional practice in real world situations (casework, school-based work). You will also focus on reflective practice. This will enable you to continue to improve your practice, long after you have completed this module. Take part in a rich variety of activities. Build on your understanding of how to evaluate, implement and review strategies for identification and intervention in relation to your previous module and develop your confidence in engaging with and commissioning other professionals to improve support in your setting.
    • Gender and Sexuality
      • Gender and Sexuality
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module is aimed at those working with children and adolescents in a range of schools, children’s services and aligned organisations such as teachers, social workers and in special educational needs with a particular interest in practice that responds to the intersections between gender, sexuality, (in)equality and education.
    • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 30 credits
      • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 30 credits
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module aims to consolidate the student’s understanding of published material on leadership and management models, leadership history, leadership styles and the difference between leadership and management.
    • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 60 credits
      • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 60 credits
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module aims to develop a critical understanding of published material on leadership and management models, leadership history, leadership styles and the difference between leadership and management.
    • Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching
      • Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • The aim is of this module is to enable participants to be well grounded in coaching and mentoring skills as key leadership tools to support and develop colleagues to deliver inclusive environments and build capacity within their organisation.
    • MEd SEND & Inclusion
      • MEd SEND & Inclusion
        • 180Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Our Masters in SEND and Inclusion is designed for those looking to build their knowledge and skills of a broad range of SEND topics. You’ll tailor your online programme to suit your interests and your setting’s particular needs by selecting from our wide range of modules, such as Autism Spectrum Conditions, Speech, Language and Communications Needs, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and more!
    • MEd SEND & Inclusion: Autism
      • MEd SEND & Inclusion: Autism
        • 180Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Real Training’s Masters in Autism is your route to gaining specialist knowledge and skills to support autistic students of all ages. This online programme has both a theoretical and a practical focus which will allow you to make a real impact. You will learn more about the latest research and models of autistic spectrum disorder as well as how to create best-practice guidance for supporting autistic children in your setting.


    • Migration and Language Acquisition
      • Migration and Language Acquisition
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module develops students' knowledge and understanding of language and migration in the global context of 21st Century. The module focuses on two broad but intertwined areas of study.
    • Psychology for Education
      • Psychology for Education
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Psychology for Education is a new module for Real Training's Masters in SEND programme, lead by Senior Educational Psychologist Jalak Patel. This 30-credit Masters module will give delegates in-depth theoretical knowledge and actionable practical skills in educational psychology, suited to all learning settings and age groups.
    • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
      • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Develop your understanding of social, emotional and mental health difficulties and how to promote social, emotional and mental health; bring your practice right up-to-date; and enhance your professional development as a reflective, research-led practitioner. Understand the skills that you need to use to make a positive difference to your setting -- and practice them in your setting too. Develop the essential knowledge of the latest policies, theories and research. Acquire the ability to critique knowledge and existing practice seamlessly.
    • Speech, Language and Communication Needs
      • Speech, Language and Communication Needs
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Practice and develop the key skills that will enable you to have a positive impact on the speech, language and communication needs of children in your setting. Get to grips with the key theories, research and policies and understand how to critique knowledge and existing practice effectively.
  • Professional Assessment
    • Professional Assessment

    • Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)
      • Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)
        • 30Credits
        • Leading to the British Psychological Society Test User Educational qualification
      • This course will embed good assessment practice into your evaluation of students’ learning. It will enable you to use psychometric tools appropriately to make the right judgments about where your children are, how they have progressed (or not) and what the next steps are for their education. Identify patterns of strength and barriers to learning. Take your competence in educational psychometric testing to another level with the British Psychological Society's (BPS) gold standard qualification and open the door to a world of BPS qualifications, benefits and recognition.
    • CPT3A (Certificate in Competence in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements)
      • CPT3A (Certificate in Competence in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements)
        • 30Credits
        • CCET + AAC
      • Meet the Access Arrangements Assessor criteria published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). This course will help you to understand how psychometric tests are developed; how to use them effectively; how to interpret the results; the principles of access arrangements and how to write suitable and appropriate assessment reports for submission to examination boards. You will not only gain the BPS Test User Educational qualification, but you will also be able to join the BPS’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use — a publicly searchable database of competence that will bolster your professional reputation.
    • Access Arrangements Coordination (AACoord)
      • Access Arrangements Coordination (AACoord)
      • Designed to train those working, or planning to work, in the role of an Access Arrangement Coordinator. It will take you through what to do before, during and after the process of applying for Exam Access Arrangements in support of the SENCo.
    • Access Arrangements Course (AAC)
      • Access Arrangements Course (AAC)
        • Meets JCQ requirements for access arrangements
      • You will need to have passed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) before you take this module. If you do not have CCET, take a look at our web page on the combined CCET with Access Arrangements Course (CPT3A) instead. This short course will accredit you to write access arrangements for public examinations: GCSE, GNVQ, AEA, Entry Level, Basic Skills and Key Skills. Complete this module (in combination with the CCET module that you must first pass before you take this module) and you will also receive the Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A).
    • Access Arrangements Update (Free)
      • Access Arrangements Update (Free)
      • This online refresher in assessment and access arrangements will help you gain the knowledge and understanding of the latest JCQ regulations. It will also develop your professional development and practice in assessment. To enrol on this course you must already hold either the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) or the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Please note: if you are currently doing CPT3A and want to access some additional teaching, we are happy to accept you.
    • Assistant Test User (ATU)
      • Assistant Test User (ATU)
      • If you want to train and develop a professionally qualified team around you to administer a large number of tests, then this online or intensive course is a cost-effective way to save time and build expertise within your organisation – enabling teaching assistants or teachers to help administer tests.
    • Auditing and Leading Improvement
      • Auditing and Leading Improvement
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • The Auditing and Leading Improvement (ALI) module will enable you to understand the possibilities, complexities and challenges involved in the successful implementation of a project linked to developing inclusive provision for pupils with SEND.
    • Cognitive Abilities Profile (CAP) course
      • Cognitive Abilities Profile (CAP) course
      • A broad range of education professionals need to be able to assess student progress effectively. This Cognitive Abilities Profile (CAP) course will bring the unique benefits of dynamic assessment (DA) and cognitive education into the mainstream work of practitioner psychologists and specialist teachers. Learn how to use the CAP to structure an in-depth individualised assessment. By using CAP for systematic consultation and observation, the need to carry out individual direct work with a particular student may not be required. This course is designed to train professionals in the comprehensive use of CAP. This detailed evidence-based tool for consultation and structured data collection can be used by a range of professionals, including: educational and clinical psychologists; therapists; SENCOs and specialist teachers.
    • Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing
      • Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Do you want to really learn how to assess and identify individuals with dyslexia effectively, sensitively and individually? If you do, and you already have CCET and British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS), then this course is your gateway to the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Gain the professional advantage with the only dyslexia assessment study programme to have been developed by leading educational psychologists (EPs) in partnership with teaching professionals.
    • Enhancing Assessment Practice
      • Enhancing Assessment Practice
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Build on your assessment skills and practice developed in CCET or CPT3A to become a more confident and effective test user in your setting. Learn how to combine results from multiple sources to gain an holistic understanding of your students' needs and how to support them.
    • Learning and Skills Assessor Apprenticeship
      • Learning and Skills Assessor Apprenticeship
        • 30Credits
        • Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
      • This qualification is a unique opportunity for you to build your educational testing and assessment skills, and for your school to develop their capacity for conducting psychometric assessments, utilising the Apprenticeship Levy to cover the cost.
    • Level 7 Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
      • Level 7 Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
        • 120Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This course is the pathway to qualification as a specialist assessor of dyslexia/SpLD for individuals already holding a specialist teaching/practitioner qualification at Level 7. In order to gain this qualification, you will need to complete four modules. This is also the route for delegates who wish to progress to the Masters pathway.
    • Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
      • Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This course will qualify you as a specialist teacher/practitioner of dyslexia/SpLD. Teachers/ practitioners/tutors completing this course will be qualified to offer learning support to pupils with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. The certificate comprises two modules, each six months in duration.
    • MEd SEND & Inclusion: Assessment
      • MEd SEND & Inclusion: Assessment
        • 180Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Through this online programme, you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of relevant theory, policy and legislation surrounding assessment and testing. You’ll apply your critical analysis skills and will develop the specialist skills and experience which will enable you to carry out effective assessments and positively impact the students within your setting.
  • Mental Health, Wellbeing & Safeguarding
    • Mental Health, Wellbeing & Safeguarding

    • Safeguarding AI
      • Safeguarding AI
        • Choose from our selection of Safeguarding AI courses and packages
      • A course for DSLs, pastoral leads and other leaders to build confidence and understanding to lead on safe and ethical AI use in an educational setting.
    • Senior Mental Health Leadership Certificate
      • Senior Mental Health Leadership Certificate
      • This DfE quality assured course will enable you to become confident, knowledgeable and ready to take the lead on well-being and mental health within your setting. Available as self-paced online study, or blended learning.
    • Senior Mental Health Leadership Advanced Award
      • Senior Mental Health Leadership Advanced Award
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Ideal for those with some experience of the Senior Mental Health Lead role and/or some prior training in this area, our Advanced Award will deepen your understanding of the SMHL role and support you to implement transformational change in your setting.
    • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
      • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Develop your understanding of social, emotional and mental health difficulties and how to promote social, emotional and mental health; bring your practice right up-to-date; and enhance your professional development as a reflective, research-led practitioner. Understand the skills that you need to use to make a positive difference to your setting -- and practice them in your setting too. Develop the essential knowledge of the latest policies, theories and research. Acquire the ability to critique knowledge and existing practice seamlessly.
    • The Emotionally Connected Classroom
      • The Emotionally Connected Classroom
      • Understand the impact of emotions on the thinking brain and its implications for learning with our Emotionally Connected Classroom course. Brought to you in partnership with our sister company, Dyslexia Action.
  • Leadership
    • Leadership

    • National Award for SEN Coordination
      • National Award for SEN Coordination
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Gain the essential SENCO qualification. Since its introduction in 2009 this course has been the benchmark required training for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and those aspiring to the role. Our course is consistently rated by delegates as 'excellent training with first class tutoring'. The practice-based learning is structured around carefully designed learning experiences that engage directly with your own work.
    • NPQ SENCO
      • NPQ SENCO
        • Delivered in partnership with Teach First
      • The new NPQ for SENCOs is the mandatory qualification for anyone who wishes to qualify and work as a SENCO
    • International Award for SEN Coordination
      • International Award for SEN Coordination
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Designed for educators working in International Schools and settings, this unique course brings the gold standard of practice-led learning and development from Real Training's market-leading National Award and opens it to professionals who do not have UK QTS. Our UK course is consistently rated by delegates as 'excellent training with first class tutoring'. The practice-based learning is structured around carefully designed learning experiences that engage directly with your own work.
    • Auditing and Leading Improvement
      • Auditing and Leading Improvement
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • The Auditing and Leading Improvement (ALI) module will enable you to understand the possibilities, complexities and challenges involved in the successful implementation of a project linked to developing inclusive provision for pupils with SEND.
    • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
      • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Change the landscape. Learn how to lead and make difficult but effective interventions in dyslexia. Learn the latest thinking and interventions surrounding dyslexia. Broaden your professional practice to include the management of whole school interventions and staff who teach dyslexic individuals.
    • Enhancing Assessment Practice
      • Enhancing Assessment Practice
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Build on your assessment skills and practice developed in CCET or CPT3A to become a more confident and effective test user in your setting. Learn how to combine results from multiple sources to gain an holistic understanding of your students' needs and how to support them.
    • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 30 credits
      • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 30 credits
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module aims to consolidate the student’s understanding of published material on leadership and management models, leadership history, leadership styles and the difference between leadership and management.
    • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 60 credits
      • Leadership of Inclusive Practice - 60 credits
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module aims to develop a critical understanding of published material on leadership and management models, leadership history, leadership styles and the difference between leadership and management.
    • Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching
      • Learning Conversations, Mentoring and Coaching
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • The aim is of this module is to enable participants to be well grounded in coaching and mentoring skills as key leadership tools to support and develop colleagues to deliver inclusive environments and build capacity within their organisation.
    • Safeguarding AI - Package A
      • Safeguarding AI - Package A
        • Includes 1 x SAIL and up to 5 Safeguarding AI Essentials (SAIE) courses.
      • A package of courses on safe and ethical AI use in educational settings. This package is suitable for smaller schools or for training a key implementation team including staff with responsibility for safeguarding, pastoral care and IT.
    • Safeguarding AI - Package B
      • Safeguarding AI - Package B
        • Includes 1 x SAIL and up to 15 Safeguarding AI Essentials (SAIE) courses.
      • A package of courses on safe and ethical AI use in educational settings. This package is suitable for primary school leadership teams and teachers or secondary school DSL plus pastoral teams and senior leadership team.
    • Safeguarding AI - Package C
      • Safeguarding AI - Package C
        • Includes 1 x SAIL and up to 40 Safeguarding AI Essentials (SAIE) courses.
      • A package of courses on safe and ethical AI use in educational settings. This package is suitable for rollout to key staff across a small trust or for all staff in a larger school.
    • Safeguarding AI - Package D
      • Safeguarding AI - Package D
        • Includes 3 x SAIL and up to 100 Safeguarding AI Essentials (SAIE) courses.
      • A package of courses on safe and ethical AI use in educational settings. This package is suitable for rollout to key staff across a larger trust.
    • Senior Mental Health Leadership Certificate
      • Senior Mental Health Leadership Certificate
      • This DfE quality assured course will enable you to become confident, knowledgeable and ready to take the lead on well-being and mental health within your setting. Available as self-paced online study, or blended learning.
    • Senior Mental Health Leadership Advanced Award
      • Senior Mental Health Leadership Advanced Award
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Ideal for those with some experience of the Senior Mental Health Lead role and/or some prior training in this area, our Advanced Award will deepen your understanding of the SMHL role and support you to implement transformational change in your setting.
  • Literacy & Numeracy
    • Literacy & Numeracy

    • CPD Short Courses - Adults
      • CPD Short Courses - Adults
        • Delivered by our sister company Dyslexia Action Training
      • Our Level 5 Certificate - Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties is created by experts with real-world educational experience to empower you with practical and actionable skills, allowing you not only to engage with students with increased confidence but also pursue a pathway for professional progression.
    • Level 5 Specialist SpLD Teacher Training
      • Level 5 Specialist SpLD Teacher Training
        • Delivered by our sister company Dyslexia Action Training
      • The Level 5 Diploma is a unique online training qualification that is undertaken part-time and is suitable for classroom teachers, teaching assistants and support tutors wishing to become specialist SpLD teachers (with QTS/PGCSE) or practitioners (those without QTS/PGCE) across all age ranges.
    • CPD Short Courses - International
      • CPD Short Courses - International
        • Delivered by our sister company Dyslexia Action Training
      • The Level 4 Certificate in Supporting International Learners with Dyslexia is created by experts with real-world educational experience to empower you with practical and actionable skills, allowing you not only to engage with students with increased confidence but also to pursue a pathway for professional progression.
    • CPD Short Courses - Primary and Secondary
      • CPD Short Courses - Primary and Secondary
        • Delivered by our sister company Dyslexia Action Training
      • Delivered entirely online, the Certificate in Supporting Literacy in Learners with Dyslexia, designed for those working with Primary and Secondary pupils will empower you with practical and actionable skills, to boost your confidence when engaging with students.
    • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
      • Dyslexia: Leadership and Intervention
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Change the landscape. Learn how to lead and make difficult but effective interventions in dyslexia. Learn the latest thinking and interventions surrounding dyslexia. Broaden your professional practice to include the management of whole school interventions and staff who teach dyslexic individuals.
    • Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing
      • Dyslexia: Professional Report Writing
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Do you want to really learn how to assess and identify individuals with dyslexia effectively, sensitively and individually? If you do, and you already have CCET and British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS), then this course is your gateway to the SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC). Gain the professional advantage with the only dyslexia assessment study programme to have been developed by leading educational psychologists (EPs) in partnership with teaching professionals.
    • Level 7 Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
      • Level 7 Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
        • 120Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This course is the pathway to qualification as a specialist assessor of dyslexia/SpLD for individuals already holding a specialist teaching/practitioner qualification at Level 7. In order to gain this qualification, you will need to complete four modules. This is also the route for delegates who wish to progress to the Masters pathway.
    • Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
      • Level 7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy
        • 60Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This course will qualify you as a specialist teacher/practitioner of dyslexia/SpLD. Teachers/ practitioners/tutors completing this course will be qualified to offer learning support to pupils with dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. The certificate comprises two modules, each six months in duration.
    • Mathematical Understanding and Teaching Methods
      • Mathematical Understanding and Teaching Methods
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Developed and delivered in partnership with Dyslexia Action, this this module, you will critically examine the research on the acquisition of mathematical understanding, considering both its applications and limitations and reflect upon the merits of a range of teaching approaches.
    • Maths Teaching and Dynamic Assessment
      • Maths Teaching and Dynamic Assessment
        • 30Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • This module will familiarise you with an informal (non-standardised) method of appraising maths-related difficulties. You will develop the complex and extensive skill-set needed to be an effective specialist maths teacher and to instil an understanding of the importance of facilitating mathematical understanding in learners.
    • MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy
      • MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy
        • 180Credits
        • Quality assured by Middlesex University
      • Real Training and Dyslexia Action's Masters in Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy is your route to developing specialist knowledge, enabling you to become an informed practitioner, specialist teacher and/or assessor.
  • Apprenticeships
    • Apprenticeships

    • Learning and Skills Assessor Apprenticeship
      • Learning and Skills Assessor Apprenticeship
        • 30Credits
        • Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
      • This qualification is a unique opportunity for you to build your educational testing and assessment skills, and for your school to develop their capacity for conducting psychometric assessments, utilising the Apprenticeship Levy to cover the cost.
    • Level 3: Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with additional SEND training
      • Level 3: Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with additional SEND training
        • Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
      • This Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required in the classroom, both to support the teacher and enhance pupils’ learning. You will gain invaluable insight and experience of working within a classroom setting as well as gaining additional SEND expertise, which will enable you to provide support to pupils with a variety of additional learning needs including; Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD and Dyslexia.
    • Senior Leader with NASENCO
      • Senior Leader with NASENCO
        • 60Credits
        • Funded through the Apprenticeship Levy
      • Achieve the highly-regarded National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) alongside an apprenticeship in Senior Leadership. This combined programme allows you to develop your knowledge and skills in two crucial areas; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and strategic leadership.

Hear more from delegates that have completed our SEND courses

“The course has impacted all areas of my setting. It has also supported me in understanding the need for balance in the role. I researched and implemented a programme and intervention to support reading in Key Stage 2 and it is now benefitting all pupils including those with SEND needs.”

Emma Gilbert – Headteacher and SENCO

National Award in SEN Coordination (NASENCO)

“The course has enabled me to drive teaching and learning practice to support cognition and learning needs across the Academy. I’ve been able to implement retrieval practice, chunked learning and conducted a review of assessment practices.”

Nina Dawe – Assistant Headteacher – SEND and Inclusion

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