Certificate in SEND Code of Practice

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Certificate in SEND Code of Practice

Course Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

The SEND Code of Practice is statutory guidance for organisations that work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. All schools must have regard to the guidance when taking decisions relating to pupils with SEN or disabilities

Our Essential CPD course on the SEND Code of Practice provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with teaching and safeguarding children with SEND. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our SEND Code of Practice training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Karen Pilling, the course has been divided into five easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with an assessment at the end to help you evidence your SEND Code of Practice compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years 2015

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the legislative framework and your statutory requirements under the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Recognise the main principles of the Code of Practice and key revisions to ensure relevancy now.
  • Understanding the implications of the Code of Practice for schools, early years and FE colleges.
  • Understanding the importance of Education, Health and Care Plans and key policy requirements.
  • Ensuring parents are effectively engaged at all stages and taking a graduated approach.

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to the SEND CoP. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through t...

Module 1: Background and context of the current SEND Code of Practice

In module 1 you will learn about the history behind the current code of practice and the relevant polices and legislation that have shaped the core principles it promotes.

Module 2: Current context of the SEND Code of Practice

In module 2, you will learn about the current context around the current code of practice and the key changes that took place between 2014 and 2015, including a change in focus and emphasis and the importance of taking a multi-agency approach.

Module 3: Implications for early years, primary, secondary and FE providers

Module 3 will cover what the Code of Practice means for schools and different education settings. It will explore the role of teachers, statutory obligations that schools must meet and the necessary requirements they must undertake to comply with the...

Module 4: Education, Health and Care Plans – Practical Advice and Guidance

In module 4 you will learn about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans and the legal responsibilities of schools and local authorities in conducting an assessment, review dates and what must be included.

Module 5: Parental Engagement and the Local Offer

The final module will cover the importance of parental engagement during any decision-making involving children with SEND. It will also explore what the Local Offer is and the type of information that must be accessible to parents in their area.

Karen Pilling

About The Expert

Karen Pilling

SEND expert and Deputy Head with an extensive background leading on SEN training in schools.
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