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20 September 2022
21 September 2022
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This training takes place over two consecutive days, please ensure you select both dates on the registration page.

Both days run from 9.30am-1.00pm.

For new or emerging specialist FE colleges, and anyone new to the specialist FE sector

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 2-day event 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 of the agenda will be added shortly.


Instead of charging per attendee, we are extending our usual fee to cover the whole college/organisation. We therefore encourage multiple colleagues to attend this event where relevant. All attendees do need to register separately as all join links are personalised and unique. Multiple bookings from your organisation will not incur multiple charges.

This cost covers both sessions. Invoices will be issued after both sessions are complete.

Book your place

By booking a place you understand that if you do not attend and have not cancelled within the agreed timeframe, you will be charged. Please ensure you read our cancellation terms and conditions prior to booking.

Please visit the zoom registration page to book your place for this event.

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

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure they can attend Zoom training sessions. 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.