Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

Resources, learning and CPD related to SEND in the FE sector

You can find some of the most effective resources on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for the Further Education and Skills sector, grouped by the following themes:

Centres for Excellence in SEND

Our flagship Centres for Excellence in SEND are continuing to offer free support to leaders, managers and practitioners, as will our employer led events.  You can:

Online SEND CPD learning units

You might also like to access our new 20 minute online units on a range of topical themes including safety and belonging; language and communication and social, emotional and mental health. These include a badge and certificate system to track you and showcase your development. There are live online networking sessions to complement the online units.

Universal SEND Services

ETF is also a strategic partner in the Universal SEND Services programme, having joined forces with nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) and the Autism Education Trust (AET). Delivered through the Whole School SEND consortium, the programme will run from 2022-2025 and aims to offer joined up CPD for everyone working across the education sector to create a seamless experience for our learners with SEND.

Keep up to date with what’s new

Do sign up to our termly Inclusive FE newsletter which showcases activities to support you in developing your inclusive practice by ticking the EDI box.  You should also check out our Inclusive FE page to tap into support from the wider ETF offer and beyond.

Previous Inclusive FE newsletters:

Previous SEND newsletters:

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Working in the sector

Resources, support and guidance for working in the FE and Training sector with learners with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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Teaching and learning

Resources to help you plan and deliver learning to ensure your learners achieve their aspirations; including planning, identifying learning outcomes, differentiating and developing English and maths skills.
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Learning differences and wellbeing

Resources with a focus on supporting learners with specific learning differences and their wellbeing.
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Leadership and management

Support for leaders on how putting learners with SEND at the heart of strategic thinking has proven benefits for learners, the curriculum, staff and the community.
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Employers and employability

Resources and support to help you to engage with employers, and support learners with SEND to find and sustain work.
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Centres for Excellence

Expert support for leaders, managers and practitioners who wish to put learners with SEND at the centre of their organisation.