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Post-16 specialist education: essential information for anyone new to the FE sector (day two)

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23 September 2021
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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This training is taking place over two consecutive days this year, please also ensure you’re booked onto day one.

Are you planning to open, or have you recently opened, new education provision for post-16 or post-19 students with SEND? Or do you work at an established specialist college but are new to the FE sector, perhaps having come from the school or social care sectors?


Many new providers, or professionals who have not worked in specialist further education before, have been surprised and shocked at how much they have had to change or introduce as a result of setting up or working in an ESFA funded college.

“Becoming a college changed our whole perspective and culture.”  Therese Timberlake, ROC College, Part of United Response, Devon

“I never realised how much I didn’t know about specialist FE provision – I’ve learnt so much”  Sarah Jones, Willow Tree Centre

“I would recommend this training to anyone considering setting up a specialist college”  Nick Kandola, Great Oaks College


If you are new to specialist post-16 further education, this day is for you. Each session will guide you through aspects of the sector and give you advice and guidance to ensure quality provision. Further details re the agenda will be added shortly.



Instead of charging per attendee, we are currently extending our usual fee to cover the whole college/organisation. We therefore encourage multiple colleagues to attend this event where relevant. This cost covers the whole course (two sessions) but each attendee must register separately for both sessions. You will be invoiced once, according to the cost below, after both sessions are complete.


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By booking a place on this course, you’re agreeing to our cancellation terms and conditions.

Please visit the Zoom registration page to book onto the second day of this event. Please also ensure you are booked onto day one.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that they can access Zoom events. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or wish to test your system is compatible, please use the test meeting facility. Please also regularly ensure you have the latest version.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting. Please keep this somewhere accessible and check your spam before contacting with any issues.