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Free short eLearning courses

These four short courses are free to anyone. They don’t follow the same structure as our other courses, and they are not tutored.


Autism for Parents

Learning Theory

SEND Code of Practice 2015

Working in Partnership with Parents

Parent playing with child

The course is aimed at the parents and carers of children with autism. However, the content, including lots of videos of parents talking about the issues that concern them most, provides fantastic insight for anyone who supports a child with autism.

*throughout this short course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

Parent and child on abacus

This course is based on the Understanding section of our licensed course Effective Teaching & Learning. There are many theories of learning. This course looks at the most useful theories, what they have in common and how they can inform classroom practice.

*throughout this short course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

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An introduction to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, 2014 (revised 2015)*

The course reorganises text from the Code to make it more accessible for education professionals. It doesn’t include the detailed information relating to local authorities and health services.

There’s a self-assessment to help you check how well you’re meeting your responsibilities under the Code, which you can revisit and update.

*referred to in this short course as SENDCoP 2015.

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The course is based on the experiences of local authority Information, Advice and Support Services, who work to improve relationships with parents/carers*. It looks at the needs of parents of children with SEN, the issues they face and how they can be supported. It considers how we communicate with, and provide information to, parents in different contexts, and provides a few useful tools to enhance your practice.

*throughout this course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

Autism for Parents

Parent playing with child

The course is aimed at the parents and carers of children with autism. However, the content, including lots of videos of parents talking about the issues that concern them most, provides fantastic insight for anyone who supports a child with autism.

*throughout this short course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

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Learning Theory

Parent and child on abacus

This course is based on the Understanding section of our licensed course Effective Teaching & Learning. There are many theories of learning. This course looks at the most useful theories, what they have in common and how they can inform classroom practice.

*throughout this short course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

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SEND Code of Practice 2015

SEND code of practice 2015 pages image

An introduction to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, 2014 (revised 2015)*

The course reorganises text from the Code to make it more accessible for education professionals. It doesn’t include the detailed information relating to local authorities and health services.

There’s a self-assessment to help you check how well you’re meeting your responsibilities under the Code, which you can revisit and update.

*referred to in this short course as SENDCoP 2015.

Get started ➜

Working in Partnership with Parents

Working in Partnership image

The course is based on the experiences of local authority Information, Advice and Support Services, who work to improve relationships with parents/carers*. It looks at the needs of parents of children with SEN, the issues they face and how they can be supported. It considers how we communicate with, and provide information to, parents in different contexts, and provides a few useful tools to enhance your practice.

*throughout this course, parents will include carers and others with parental responsibility.

Get started ➜
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