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OLT’s self-paced, online courses are aimed at teaching professionals who support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and are looking for intermediate training in SEND.

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Browse members online courses (14)

Attachment and Trauma

Attachment-informed practice (Yarra Me School) and the model of attachment training and research (Bath Spa University).

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Recognise observable signs of ADHD and strategies to cope with ADHD in the classroom. Co-written with Dr Anna Smith (Dyslexia Action).

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Distinguish ASD from other difficulties with guidance from Slough Borough Council and Hampshire Educational Psychology Service.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

 

Dyslexia

The current definition and characteristic features of Dyslexia with case studies from New South Wales, Department of Education.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Dyspraxia and Motor Coordination Difficulties

Inclusive practice for learners with motor co-ordination difficulties informed by Oxford Brookes University and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Hearing Impairment

Identify best practice for supporting learners with a hearing impairment with guidance from Berkshire Sensory Consortium, and Worthing FE College.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Hearing Impairment (Furthur Education)

Comprehend the challenges faced by the hearing impaired. Know how to monitor and adapt the learning environment to meet their needs.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Learning Strategies

Enhance your knowledge of learning theories and how to translate theory into inclusive classroom practice.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Multi-Sensory Impairment

The causes and implications of MSI with specialist teachers’ strategies to support complex needs and case studies from SENSE.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Understand how speech and language difficulties can impact key curriculum areas and social inclusion. Collaborators include ICAN and Hampshire Educational Psychology Service.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Supporting Wellbeing and Mental Health in Schools

Explore the concepts of wellbeing and mental health, and effective strategies to support learners and staff. Co-written with Lyndsy Killip (Queens Park Primary School).

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Understanding and Supporting Behaviour

Manage behaviour by looking at Pupil Voice, the whole school approach, the SENDIS Sensory Sensitivities Checklists, and best practice (Bernard Allen & NSW Department of Education).

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Vision Impairment

Raising awareness of inclusive practices for learners with vision impairment with guidance from Berkshire Sensory Consortium and South Downs College.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Vision Impairment (Further Education)

Comprehend how a learner with a vision impairment can be accommodated and supported in a more adult learning environment.

CPD certified

Members Course

20 hours

Browse SEND Practice Webinars and open access courses (8)

CAN’T LEARN, WON’T LEARN, DON’T CARE

A short online course delivered by Fintan O’Regan investigating conditions associated with persistent disruptive behaviour including: ADHD, ODD, CA, PDA and strategies to transform challenging behaviours.

Members webinar

Oct 19th 2020 | 1 hr plus Q+A

The curious case of ADHD and ASD

Fin O’Regan, specialist in behaviour management, discusses the characteristics of ADHD and ASD.

Members webinar

May 04 2020 | 1 hr plus Q+A

“Calling all minds”

Prof. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, shares her experiences as a person on the ASD Spectrum.

Members webinar

May 11 2020 | 1 hr plus Q+A

Communication Friendly Classrooms

Karen Russell, OLT tutor and speech and language therapist, shares her tips for developing whole school approaches to communication and adapting the environment for speech, language, and communication needs.

Members webinar

May 18 2020 | 1 hr plus Q+A

Whole-school Mental Health Approaches

Lyndsy Killip, Head of Queen’s Park Primary, shares effective strategies for safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of the whole school community.

Members Webinar

Jun 08 2020 | 1 hr plus Q+A

Autism for Parents

An introductory understanding of autism for parents and carers.

Free Course

10 hours

Learning Theory

An introduction to the Learning Theories in education and how learning takes place.

Free Course

10 hours

SEND Code of Practice 2015

Making the SEND Code of Practice more accessible for education professionals.

Short Course

10 hours

Working in Partnership with Parents

Understanding the needs, issues, and requirements for support of the parents and carers of children with SEND.

Free Course

10 hours

OnLineTraining’s impact

99% of our participants agree our courses had a positive impact on their classroom practice.

(54% strongly agree, 45% agree) – OLT Customer Satisfaction Survey, 2019

OnLineTraining Ltd, SEND training since 2008

13 intermediate SEND-CPD courses and growing
10k supported schools and organisations
104 countries across the globe inc Australia, Africa, Asia, America, the Middle East and the Caribbean
144k students have completed OLT courses
2900+ SEND-related experts have contributed to our community
400+ practitioner and case study videos
144+ repository of user-defined SMART goals and interventions
4 open-access, short courses freely available
OLT Achievements (Learning Data, August 2020)

Lead the way with OnLineTraining (OLT) Membership

OLT is an edutech company providing ‘just-in-time’, intermediate CPD in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our affordable membership packages provide access to quality learning content as well as a very talented community of expert tutors – all dedicated to raising the standard of provision in SEND!

Since 2008, OLT has supported SENDCO/SENCOs, teachers, teaching support staff, senior leaders, including headteachers, social workers, and nursery staff in 104 countries. The programme is made up of 17 blended and open short courses, with new courses and webinars developed in response to education priorities and the needs of our learning community.

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Supporting a choice of over 17 specialised SEND courses

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99% of our participants would recommend our courses.

(64% strongly agree, 35% agree) – Post course evaluation, 2020

What our customers say

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Teacher

United Kingdom

What is clear is to avoid rushing into larger goals. I now select more manageable targets for the children, thus enabling them to achieve their learning realistically.

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SENCO

United Kingdom

It has made us more focused on the barriers to learning, such as being more aware of the outside influences that impact students. Before, we may not have considered it.

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Early Years Practitioner

United Kingdom

I particularly enjoyed the intervention module as it gave me a wide range of strategies – some I had never heard of! I am very excited to use them in my practice.

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QTVI

United Kingdom

Focused target setting has helped me to support staff in school with IEP targets. I now feel ready to complete the next step in ‘training the trainer’!

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Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

United Kingdom

I am more flexible and understanding in my approach when working towards goals because I better understand the challenges and needs of a child with SEND, in terms of the possible barriers.

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Who we work with

We collaborate with 100+ partners in the UK, here are some of them:

amazeBerkshire Sensory Consortium ServiceBristol City CouncilCambridgeshire County CouncilDurhamEast Sussex County CouncilHalton Borough County CouncilHarris Primary Free SchoolKent County CouncilLewisham CouncilNational Grid for LearningnasenNational Deaf Children's SocietyNatSIPOxford Brookes UniversityRoyal Borough of Greenwichtes SEN ShowUnescoUniversity of BathWokingham Borough Council
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