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Introduction to job coaching

21 September 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.

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

22 September 2021
This training is taking place over two consecutive days this year, please also ensure you’re booked onto day two. 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 […]

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

23 September 2021
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 […]

Setting up a Supported Internship programme

23 September 2021
Join us for an interactive online workshop for heads of SEND departments or curriculum managers. 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.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session one)

30 September 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.

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.

Peer support and empowering young people in their career choice

6 October 2021
LEAP college offer learners a variety of opportunities to give young people a choice about their careers. Peer support is provided with Alumni’ students attending post-16 coffee mornings where they talk to current students.

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

7 October 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).

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.

Securing employer engagement for work-based learning programmes

12 October 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.

Improving mental health through community links: from dog-walking to meal deliveries

20 October 2021
The multi-stranded Wellbeing programme at Eat that Frog isn’t ‘one size fits all’, but holistically tailored to each learner. Young people have been involved in a range of individual activities targeted to their own interests and needs that have strong links to the local community.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement in the RARPA process (session two)

21 October 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.

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

9 November 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).

Introduction to job coaching

11 November 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.

Improving life chances with an inter-disciplinary approach

17 November 2021
At Portland college staff have been working across disciplines through a series of linked initiatives. Positive Behaviour Support/Zones of Regulations and a series of health and wellbeing workshops have been developed as a core part of the curriculum.

Developing RARPA CPD with your team

23 November 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.

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

30 November 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).

Cross-college forum for learners with complex disabilities

1 December 2021
The Cross-College Learner forum at Sense college east, brings together learner representatives from eight colleges sites. Learners at the college have complex disabilities and communication needs.

Arranging and conducting an internal review of your RARPA provision

8 December 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.

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

13 January 2022
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).

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

3 February 2022
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).

Other Events

Please check out Natspec’s events 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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