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Securing Employer Engagement: Work Based Learning Programmes for Learners with SEND (full)

27 April 2021
This event is for job coaches, work experience coordinators, managers and other staff involved in developing relationships with employers to secure work placements for learners with SEND. Employer Engagement for work-based learning programmes for learners with SEND is key as without employers there are no employment outcomes.  This can be one of the most challenging […]

The ILR in practice

27 April 2021
As a follow up to our “New to the ILR” workshop, we look here at a practical application of the cycle of returning Individual Learner Records (ILR), and importantly the analysis of data checking, error reports and their resolution.

Monitoring the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and support for learners with SEND (session one)

29 April 2021
An effective observation process is crucial to ensure high-quality provision for learners. This interactive, two-part online training is for staff involved in the observation of teaching, learning, assessment and support (OTLAS). Unlike other training on this topic, this focusses specifically on post-16 provision for learners with SEND, and staff who have responsibility for the quality […]

Implementing RARPA with your team

5 May 2021
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process. The modules are stand-alone courses but together provide a comprehensive package that will cover everything you need to know about RARPA […]

Introduction to implementing RARPA effectively in post 16 SEND provision

6 May 2021
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process. The modules are stand-alone courses but together provide a comprehensive package that will cover everything you need to know about RARPA […]

Introduction to job coaching (full)

18 May 2021
This is an interactive workshop for staff supporting students with SEND in the workplace, including learning support assistants, tutors, teachers, and other support roles.

New to the ILR? Getting it right first time

18 May 2021
This training is aimed at staff who have little or no experience of creating or returning Individual Learner Records (ILR) and require an introduction to the basics.

Monitoring the quality of teaching, learning, assessment and support for learners with SEND (session two)

19 May 2021
An effective observation process is crucial to ensure high-quality provision for learners. This interactive, two-part online training is for staff involved in the observation of teaching, learning, assessment and support (OTLAS). Unlike other training on this topic, this focusses specifically on post-16 provision for learners with SEND, and staff who have responsibility for the quality […]

Using a Functional Communication Training approach to reduce behaviours of concern

19 May 2021
In this webinar for Natspec members, Kate Duggan, Director of Service Development at Seashell Trust, presents an overview of work using the Functional Communication Training (FCT) approach.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process in post-16 provision for learners with SEND (session one)

20 May 2021
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process. The modules are stand-alone courses but together provide a comprehensive package that will cover everything you need to know about RARPA […]

The ILR Drop-in and Q&A session

20 May 2021
Join us for another Individual Learner Record (ILR) drop-in Q&A session. This session is free of charge for all Natspec members.

Arranging and conducting an internal review of your RARPA provision for learners with SEND

8 June 2021
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process. The modules are stand-alone courses but together provide a comprehensive package that will cover everything you need to know about RARPA […]

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process in post-16 provision for learners with SEND (session two)

10 June 2021
This training event is part of our series of four online, interactive training modules for post-16 education providers working with learners with SEND who currently use, or are thinking of introducing, the RARPA process. The modules are stand-alone courses but together provide a comprehensive package that will cover everything you need to know about RARPA […]

Quality assuring Supported Internships and work-based learning programmes for young people with SEND

15 June 2021
This workshop is for staff and managers of Supported Internships and work-based learning programmes for young people with SEND who have a quality assurance responsibility for the provision. Quality assurance is essential to ensure learners achieve the best outcomes they possibly can and informs development, improvement and innovation.  This workshop offers the opportunity to reflect […]

Wednesday webinar series

16 June 2021
This event is one of our monthly webinars for Natspec members, promoting exchange of ideas, research and effective practice. Further details will be added in due course.

Making the most of Learning Support Assistants

22 June 2021
This interactive online training session is for staff who manage learning support assistants (LSAs) and are ready to review and maximise the effectiveness of this resource in a collaborative and positive way. Current circumstances mean that the role of many LSAs has changed. The evidence on the effectiveness of LSAs in traditional classrooms suggests that […]

Setting up a Supported Internship programme

24 June 2021
This is aimed at those in post-16 providers who plan to introduce supported internships as well as those who wish to improve or expand their existing provision.

Introduction to job coaching

29 June 2021
This is an interactive workshop for staff supporting students with SEND in the workplace, including learning support assistants, tutors, teachers, and other support roles.

The ILR in practice

6 July 2021
As a follow up to our “New to the ILR” workshop, we look here at a practical application of the cycle of returning Individual Learner Records (ILR), and importantly the analysis of data checking, error reports and their resolution.

Wednesday webinar series

7 July 2021
This event is one of our monthly webinars for Natspec members, promoting exchange of ideas, research and effective practice. Further details will be added in due course.

Securing Employer Engagement: Work Based Learning Programmes for Learners with SEND

8 July 2021
This workshop is for job coaches, work experience coordinators, managers and other staff involved in developing relationships with employers to secure work placements for learners with SEND. Employer Engagement for work-based learning programmes for learners with SEND is key as without employers there are no employment outcomes.  This can be one of the most challenging […]

The ILR Drop-in and Q&A session

13 July 2021
Join us for another Individual Learner Record (ILR) drop-in Q&A session. This session is free of charge for all Natspec members.

New to the ILR? Getting it right first time

5 October 2021
This training is aimed at staff who have little or no experience of creating or returning Individual Learner Records (ILR) and require an introduction to the basics.

The ILR Drop-in and Q&A session

7 October 2021
Join us for another Individual Learner Record (ILR) drop-in Q&A session. This session is free of charge for all Natspec members.

Introduction to job coaching

12 October 2021
This is an interactive workshop for staff supporting students with SEND in the workplace, including learning support assistants, tutors, teachers, and other support roles.

The ILR in practice

11 November 2021
As a follow up to our “New to the ILR” workshop, we look here at a practical application of the cycle of returning Individual Learner Records (ILR), and importantly the analysis of data checking, error reports and their resolution.

The ILR Drop-in and Q&A session

16 November 2021
Join us for another Individual Learner Record (ILR) drop-in Q&A session. This session is free of charge for all Natspec members.

Other Events

Please check out Natspec’s event’s calendar for a full list of events.

Did you know?

Natspec runs external training sessions and delivers in-house courses for individual providers for our Transform training courses. These can be run as a full day or half day workshop.

To register your interest in an external training session in your region or to request in-house training, please fill out this expression of interest form or call 0115 854 1322.

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