SEN Course
SEN course course brochure
“I really enjoyed this course. Best one I have enrolled on so far.”
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It's great and the staff are very supportive.
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“It is a worthwhile course for school support staff and parents/carers of children with special needs. The support and advice offered through individual tutors is invaluable.”
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SEN Support Course

The 20 SEN Course Modules

1. What are special educational needs?

What are special educational needs (SEN)?
The SEN code of practice 2014
Signs that tell a child may have SEN
What qualities are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?
What skills are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?

2. Theory of special needs

History of special needs education
The inclusive approach to special needs education

3. The big picture of special educational needs provision

Government policy
Legislation
Codes of practice and other guidance
Ofsted
SEND Code of Practice

4. SEN provision in your school

School policy
School practice
The role of the SENCO

5. Observation, testing and assessment

Identifying pupils with SEN
P scales
Pivats
Statementing – what does it involve?
Staffing and resourcing

6. Supporting dyslexia and literacy

What is dyslexia?
Signs that tell you a child may have dyslexia
Supporting children with dyslexia

7. Aiding speech and language difficulties

Types of speech and language difficulties
Signs that tell you a child may have speech and language difficulties
Supporting children with speech and language difficulties

8. Managing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

What are behavioural, emotional and social difficulties?
Signs that tell you a child may have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
Supporting children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
Examples of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

9. Supporting autism and asperger syndrome

What are autism and asperger syndrome?
Signs that tell you a child may have ASD
Home based approaches and interventions
Supporting children with ASD in schools

10. ADHD

What is ADHD?
Signs that tell you a child may have ADHD
Supporting children with ADHD at home and at school

11. Teaching talented and gifted children

How to identify talented and gifted children
Signs that tell you a child may be talented and gifted
Supporting talented and gifted children

12. Supporting blindness and visual impairment

What are blindness and visual impairment?
Signs that tell you a child may have vision problems
Supporting blind and visually impaired children in schools

13. Physical impairment and cerebral palsy

What is physical impairment?
What is cerebral palsy?
What is dyspraxia?
Signs that tell you a child may have physical difficulties
Supporting physically impaired children in schools

14. Deafness and hearing impairment

What is deafness?
Signs that tell you a child may have hearing problems
Hearing aids and other technologies
Communication approaches
Supporting deaf children in schools

15. Intellectual difficulties

What are intellectual disabilities?
Signs that tell you a child may have an intellectual disability
Supporting children with intellectual disabilities

16. Dyscalculia and numeracy

What is dyscalculia?
Signs that tell you a child may have dyscalculia
Supporting children with dyscalculia

17. Using technology

Why use technology?
Using technology effectively
Types of technology – hardware
Types of technology – software

18. The different ages of the child

Early years education
Primary school
Secondary school

19. Providing support at home and choosing the right school

Providing support at home
Mainstream or special school?

20. Finding a job in SEN

Gaining experience
Applying for a job
Who to approach
What to include in your letter
Preparing for an interview

Read more: What you'll find in the pack