SEN Education Courses

Build your inclusive education skillset with our SEN courses. Explore vital SEN insights and perspectives and improve your knowledge of special education.

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SEN courses are special educational needs courses that provide insight into different types of needs, such as cognitive, physical, or mental health barriers that require a diverse and inclusive approach to teaching.

They also will equip you with guidance and skills for identifying, adapting, and working with children who have special educational needs.

If you already work in the education sector or you’re working towards a career in the field, you’ll benefit from taking SEN courses. You’ll build skills and understanding of SEN learning requirements, allowing you to better connect and support children with SEN needs.

SEN courses are also a useful way to strengthen your resume or profile as a teacher or teaching assistant, demonstrating your value and expertise while opening you up to further career opportunities.

The demand for SEN teachers will depend on your geographical area and educational sector. However, there generally tends to be a consistent demand for educators and people with SEN teaching skills in most regions.

To become a teacher, you’ll need to complete a degree in teacher training at a university, either through an undergraduate teaching degree or a postgraduate teacher training course. Most institutions will offer SEN specialisms at both of these levels.

Developing a SEN skillset is also possible through retraining opportunities and specific CPD courses related to SEN, diversity, and inclusion.

Support students with special education needs

SEND (special educational needs and/or disability) courses are an important resource for teachers, teaching assistants, and other professionals who work closely with children. With our variety of online SEN training opportunities, you’ll get expert insight into diversity and inclusive practices within the education sector.

Learn about the identification and assessment processes for children with SEN requirements and develop specific skills for supporting children with cognitive, learning, social and mental health needs as well as sensory and physical needs.

As well as suggesting tools to use in the classroom, our SEN teaching courses will help you communicate with parents, carers, and other people involved in a student’s support circle. You’ll also learn how to support children beyond academic study in areas such as developing social skills and friendships, as well as managing behaviour.

SEN courses for teaching assistants

SEN courses are a great resource for teaching assistants, providing a deeper understanding of how to work closely with children with special educational needs.

Studying SEN online is an accessible way to gain general knowledge of SEN education and learn about the different needs of children with learning challenges, to ensure you’re promoting an inclusive learning environment and tailoring your teaching approach to a child’s specific requirements.

We also offer a variety of courses that focus on specific SEN areas and applications, such as autism education and supporting learners with SEND in computing, which will give you the tools you need to provide specialist support to children and young people.

Earn a SEN certificate

Earn personalised SEN certificates when you complete an online course on FutureLearn, complete with lead educator signatures, organisation logos and course details. Share your achievements with employers, on Linkedin, on your CV and more.

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