Please select the subject area(s) that you would like to study. This could be based on what interests you, areas you want to find out more about, or topics that support any training or CPD that you are currently undertaking. The planner will help find the appropriate study level for you.

You can select as few or as many of these as you like, depending on how extensive you want your study plan to be. Each area accounts for between three and five modules, comprised of a number of training resources.

The bullet points for each area provide some brief synopses of what they cover:

  1. The child: development
    • understanding children's learning and development

    • the origins of developmental conditions and how they impact on learning

    • recent insights from neuroscience

  2. The child: communication
    • understanding how children learn to communicate

    • techniques for understanding alternative forms of communication

    • the development and use of tools to assist communication

  3. The child: relationships
    • the importance of building adult-child relationships

    • ensuring that the child is at the centre of planning

    • understanding how maintaining good relationships supports positive behaviour

  4. Care and responsibility
    • the legislative context for children with special educational needs and disabilities

    • understanding how practice must fulfil legal and moral responsibility

    • understanding how to care and support children appropriately

  5. Teaching and learning
    • principles and practices of teaching

    • assessment for learning

    • modifying the curriculum to meet the needs of children

  6. Team around the child
    • the perspectives of families with children with special educational needs and disabilities

    • understanding how to work more effectively with families and professionals

    • networks of support that surrounds children and young people

  7. Developing practice
    • innovative approaches to developing reflective practice

    • the role of engagement in the learning and development process

    • research skills in support of teacher development