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At present there are a number of online training courses available to professionals.  These are offered by external agencies.  Please contact them directly for more information


  • a half day introduction to Speech, Language and Communication Needs from the Communication Trust. Perfect for teaching assistants or learning support assistants or others wanting to develop their foundation knowledge of SLCN. 

  • Word Aware are offering their courses online. They are very reasonably priced at £50 for one place and £80 for two. 
    The courses will cover the same content as the usual face to face courses, but in a modified format.
    Information on online courses can be accessed here

  • SEND training for middle leaders. Real Training have partnered with Whole School SEND to create the Effective SEN Support Provision – Middle Leaders. This is a free-to-access CPD course, outlining the principles of creating effective SEN support provision for middle leaders in all school settings. This potentially is more geared towards secondary school subject leads, but it may have applications for others who are non-SEND specialists. 

  • Norfolk County Council SEND e-learning. This e-learning course has been designed to support the professional development of those who work, or are training, in the field of SEND. It gives learners a foundation knowledge and understanding of SEND for children and young people age 0-25. It is also a useful tool for parent carers and anyone interested in developing their knowledge and understanding of SEND.

  • PECS are currently offering their workshops online. This includes Level 1 and Level 2 training as well as other workshops, for example ‘PECS in Your Curriculum’. Please see the website for more information and details of costs


  • Elklan are offering a number of their courses as non-accredited online courses for £250.  At present this offer includes their Speech and Language Support for 0-3s, 3-5s and 5-11s courses, with the 11-16s course coming soon.  There are also a number of free webinars over the summer to find out more about becoming an Elklan communication friendly setting. Please visit their website for more information