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New SEND unit content on our Diploma in Education and Training

Coinciding with Deaf Awareness Week, we’re announcing the introduction of our new SEND unit content.

Educating teachers on SEND support is crucial in developing teachers working across schools and colleges. We often hear that many teachers, in particular those training to teach or new to teaching, do not know how to work with SEND students, but as it’s a legal requirement for schools to cater for students with special educational needs and disabilities, this should be a critical part of any teacher training programme.

We’re excited to have some eminently highly qualified instructors involved in delivering this new material including Simon Ellis, a consultant providing training and consultancy on special educational needs and disabilities. Until recently, Simon was a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University and taught on the National Award for SEN Coordination.

Our SEND module content sets out 5 learning outcomes for students:

  • Understand the key theories and research which inform the teaching and learning of disabled young people and adults.

  • Understand factors influencing inclusive practice for disabled learners.

  • Understand the impact of policy and regulatory frameworks on provision for disabled young people and adults.

  • Understand factors that influence the curriculum for disabled young people and adults.

  • Understand how to work with others to support the needs of disabled learners.


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