Step 1 – Select a module...
The training resources are clustered into modules, which each represent a specific topic. There are 16 modules in total, split across four broader subject groups. Anytime throughout your study, you can switch to a different module by selecting the 'Choose a module' link at the top of each page.
...or create a personal study plan
We have designed a study planner tool that will help identify the appropriate modules for your interests and needs based on your answers to a series of questions.
You can complete as much or as little of the study planner process as you like. Once you're done, you'll see a page that you can print or download listing the modules that we recommend you review.
Step 2 – Choose a study level
If you start viewing the resources without having used the study planner, you will be prompted to select a level using the study level switcher. Alternatively, if you have used the study planner, you will be provided with links to modules set at the study level that's most appropriate for you.
Each module can be viewed at four different levels. These are as follows:
- Level A – The personal rewards of teaching children with SLD/PMLD/CLDD. Of interest to all target audiences.
- Level B – Learning about specialist teaching. Of particular relevance to NQTs and those on Initial Teacher Training courses.
- Level C – Becoming a Specialist Teacher of children with SLD/PMLD/CLDD. Of particular relevance for CPD, induction and new entrants to SEN.
- Level D – Being a Specialist Teacher of children with SLD/PMLD/CLDD, of relevance to those in leadership positions in the field.
To change level at any time, use the study level switcher located above each learning resource.
Step 3 – Navigate the learning resources
Once your module and level are selected, you will see a playlist of learning resources displayed on the left. While the first resource opens by default, you can also select alternative learning resources from this playlist or simply use the Back and Next buttons below the resource to continue your learning journey.
Each learning resource usually consists of multiple slides, through which you can navigate by using the left and right arrows at the bottom of each slide. This navigation tool will also inform you about your current location within a selected learning resource.
Learning resources may also contain interactive elements that reveal more information. These can be in the form of:
- Diagrams and buttons that open information windows or reveal answers.
- Functional icons which indicate either the presence of a document or a link that can be accessed, or an action that needs to be taken to exit or change to another page.
- Audio and video elements.
Do you want to work offline?
If you wish to work on the resources on a device without internet access, don't have a great connection, or want to incorporate some resources into your own training materials, you can also download each module to be used offline.
Problems viewing video?
If you are using Firefox or Internet Explorer, you may find that some video resources will not play in your browser when you’re working offline. We’ve supplied a link with each video to open it in your default media player if this happens.
The mp4 videos on this site are not compatible with older versions of Windows Media Player. If you want to watch the videos offline, please download an alternative such as QuickTime or RealPlayer, and set this as your default media player.
You will also need to do this if you want to download videos from the materials' 'Further reading' area.
Alternatively, you may choose to work through the materials in Chrome or Safari.