Post-16 specialist education: essential information for new providers – Derby

Have you recently opened new education provision for post-16 or post-19 students with SEND? Or are you thinking of opening a new specialist post-16 institution, funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency?

Many new providers have been surprised and shocked at how much they have had to change or introduce as a result of becoming an ESFA funded college and subject to Ofsted inspections.

“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

If you are new specialist post-16 provider 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.  Expert speakers and a panel of principals and CEO’s from organisations who have been through the process in the last five years will share their knowledge and experience.

There will be an opportunity to speak to past and current Ofsted inspectors, and discuss curriculum design, staff structures, safeguarding, funding, contracts, data management and using the ILR.

Cost

£120+vat for non-members

£100+vat for Transform members   Become a Transform member

£50+vat for full Natspec members

Book now using the form below

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I agree that Natspec will hold and process the data I have supplied for the purposes described below:

Joining instructions, including a venue map, will be sent to you by e-mail approximately one week before the event. If you do not receive these, please telephone Rita Buckley on 0115 854 1322.

Please tick here if you would like to be informed about future Natspec events and services

Information on this registration form is confidential and will be held on Natspec’s database in accordance with GDPR. It will be used for Natspec purposes only, to provide the service you have requested, (e.g. if you wish to attend one of our courses, or you request information in the post) Please see our privacy policy for further information. https://natspec.org.uk/privacy-policy/

Completion and return of this application form constitutes a contract between yourselves and Natspec. Cancellations (to be made in writing) at least 7 days prior to the event will be charged at full price. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 7 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

Implementing and improving supported internships

An interactive workshop, delivered through Natspec Transform for organisations who are planning to introduce supported internships or improve or expand their existing provision.

A supported internship is a type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 with an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.  They are very effective in helping young people with SEND achieve paid employment.

This workshop will

  • introduce you to a range of supported internship models
  • explore planning considerations such as staffing, employer engagement, partnership-working and recruitment of learners
  • provide you with examples of effective practice
  • help you review and improve existing provision
  • give you the opportunity to work together to tackle specific challenges

Your trainer: Caro Birtles is an experienced FE SEND practitioner and consultant.  In her most recent role at National Star, an outstanding Independent Specialist College, she was responsible for recruiting and assessing potential interns, working with them to identify appropriate placements, and providing training for employers.

Price

£150+vat for non-members

£125+vat for Transform members   Become a Transform member

£75+vat for full Natspec members

An invoice will be sent after the booking has been made, we do not accept payments by credit or debit cards.

Please book your place using the form below.

Name and organisation details
Select your membership
Dietary requirements


Accessibility needs


Finance Details - please provide the details of your finance department

I agree that Natspec will hold and process the data I have supplied for the purposes described below:

Joining instructions, including a venue map, will be sent to you by e-mail approximately one week before the event. If you do not receive these, please telephone Rita Buckley on 0115 854 1322.

Please tick here if you would like to be informed about future Natspec events and services

Information on this registration form is confidential and will be held on Natspec’s database in accordance with GDPR. It will be used for Natspec purposes only, to provide the service you have requested, (e.g. if you wish to attend one of our courses, or you request information in the post) Please see our privacy policy for further information. https://natspec.org.uk/privacy-policy/

Completion and return of this application form constitutes a contract between yourselves and Natspec. Cancellations (to be made in writing) at least 7 days prior to the event will be charged at full price. Substitutions are welcome and can be made at any time. Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

10 practical steps to include more learners

A packed day to raise your awareness of a wide range of solutions for inclusion.

10 quick fire topics covering a wide range of assistive hardware, software and techniques such as tablet accessibility, phone apps, camera access, voice access, Office Learning Tools, digital resources and more.

“All of the topics were delivered extremely well, and were delivered in a flexible way which made the training content really meaningful”

“I found the session extremely informative: all the topics covered were new to me”

Previous workshop attendees

Cost

£80+vat for non-members

£60+vat for Transform members Become a Transform member

£40+vat for full Natspec members

Book now using the form below


Name and organisation details
Select your membership
Dietary requirements


Accessibility needs


Finance Details - please provide the details of your finance department


I agree that Natspec will hold and process the data I have supplied for the purposes described below:

Information on this registration form is confidential and will be held on Natspec’s database in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It will be used for Natspec purposes only. Completion and return of this application form constitutes a contract between yourselves and Natspec. Cancellations (to be made in writing) less than 7 days prior to the event will be charged at full price. Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control

Joining instructions, including a venue map, will be sent to you (either via post or e-mail) approximately one week before the event. If you do not receive these, please telephone the office on 0115 854 1322.

General information

We will send you an e-mail confirmation and joining instructions, including a venue map approximately one week before the event.

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 5 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 5 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

Introducing competition activity into the curriculum for learners with SEND

An interactive workshop, delivered through Natspec Transform, for tutors and curriculum managers who are looking for an alternative method of curriculum delivery that adds excitement to the SEND curriculum, as well as engages employers, gives learners the opportunity to showcase their skills and offers a framework for progression.

Competitions, whether it’s personal best activities or national competitions, can do all this and more.

As well as benefiting from the expertise of the specialist trainer, you will have the chance to share practice with other delegates, learn from one another and problem-solve together. You will begin to prepare a competition brief and scheme of work that you can use in your setting with your learners.

This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore:

  • What would work for your learners’ in your setting
  • How to design a competition brief that is suitable for your circumstances
  • How to prepare a marking scheme that meets your assessment criteria
  • How to develop a scheme of learning to prepare your learners for competition activity
  • Options for engaging your local employers
  • The potential frameworks for progression

Your trainer: Louise Keevil has 15 years of experience working with people with disabilities in a wide range of contexts, including at a specialist college as well as nationally and internationally. She is now the Inclusive Skills Manager for Natspec and has led the Inclusive Skills Competitions agenda for several years, taking it from its infancy to inclusion in the World Skills UK portfolio.

Price

£150+vat for non-members

£125+vat for Transform members   Become a Transform member

£75+vat for full Natspec members

An invoice will be sent after the booking has been made, we do not accept payments by credit or debit cards.

Please book your place using the form below.

Name and organisation details
Select your membership
Dietary requirements


Accessibility needs


Finance Details - please provide the details of your finance department


I agree that Natspec will hold and process the data I have supplied for the purposes described below:

Information on this registration form is confidential and will be held on Natspec’s database in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It will be used for Natspec purposes only. Completion and return of this application form constitutes a contract between yourselves and Natspec. Cancellations (to be made in writing) less than 7 days prior to the event will be charged at full price. Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control

Joining instructions, including a venue map, will be sent to you (either via post or e-mail) approximately one week before the event. If you do not receive these, please telephone the office on 0115 854 1322.

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

Training and information day for ILR and quality leads

Data, management information, quality indicators and the ILR – getting it right first time

Are you tired of wading through ESFA and DfE funding and policy guidance, the ILR specification, QAR business rules and data, checking for errors and ploughing through spreadsheets?

Do you sometimes find discrepancies in the data that you believe to be correct and that held by ESFA or Ofsted?

Do you struggle with questions of coding on the ILR, or whether your MIS system is working for you?

Whether you are new to the ILR or very experienced with inputting and analysing ILR data, this workshop is a chance to explore common mistakes, ask questions of colleagues and learn some top tips from our data specialists. With input from ESFA, we will work through frequently asked questions regarding ILR returns, with a particular look at recording learning aims to ensure your QAR data is reported accurately.

Cost

£150+vat for non-members

£125+vat for Transform members   Become a Transform member

£75+vat for full Natspec members

An invoice will be sent after the booking has been made, we do not accept payments by credit or debit cards.

Bookings for this event are now closed. To be placed on the waiting list, please email info@natspec.org.uk

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

South West Summer Network

Aimed at SEND professionals from all further education providers in the South West.

The South West Network is an opportunity for those with SEND responsibilities, both Natspec members and non-members, to meet up and share good and outstanding practice irrespective of organisation type or size.

The summer network will focus on Mental Health and Autism, this network will showcase regional initiatives and bring to light some of the great work, resources and support available to practitioners and their learners. Keynote speakers will include experts and specialists in Mental Health and Autism including Weymouth College, with the help of their anxiety dog Charity, who will highlight the strategies they use in order to support practitioners and learners through difficult and stressful times.

Price

£100+vat for non-member organisations

Free for Natspec members and South West Transform network members.

Join Natspec Transform

An invoice will be sent after the booking has been made, we do not accept payments by credit or debit cards.

Bookings for this event are now closed. To be added to the waiting list, please email info@natspec.org.uk

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 7 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

10 practical steps to include more learners

A packed day to raise your awareness of a wide range of solutions for inclusion.

10 quick fire topics covering a wide range of assistive hardware, software and techniques such as tablet accessibility, phone apps, camera access, voice access, Office Learning Tools, digital resources and more.

Please see the flyer for further information.

Cost

£80+vat for non-members

£60+vat for Transform members Become a Transform member

£40+vat for full Natspec members

Book now using the form below

Bookings are now closed, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email info@natspec.org.uk

General information

We will send you an e-mail confirmation and joining instructions, including a venue map approximately one week before the event.

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 5 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply, you will be charged if you are using a free place and cancel up to 5 days before.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.

Using RARPA in post-16 SEND provision

An interactive workshop for curriculum managers and practitioners who are considering introducing RARPA or looking to improve their existing approach.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement.  It’s a staged process that helps you to establish learners’ starting points, set appropriate targets and goals, design relevant learning programmes and track learners’ progress and achievements.  It provides you with a structured approach to underpin your non-qualification provision.

This workshop will

  • explain what RARPA is and why it’s particularly useful in the context of SEND provision
  • introduce you to each of the RARPA stages and help you to determine what good practice looks like in each
  • offer you guidance on RARPA paperwork and processes
  • help you to work out next steps for your organisation in relation to RARPA

As well as benefiting from the expertise of the specialist trainer, you will have the chance to share practice with other delegates and begin to work on actions to take forward your own provision.

Cost

£150+vat for non-members

£125+vat for Transform members   Become a Transform member

£75+vat for full Natspec members

An invoice will be sent after the booking has been made, we do not accept payments by credit or debit cards.

Bookings are now closed if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email info@natspec.org.uk

General information

Please notify us in writing if you wish to make any amendments to your booking, to make a substitution or a cancellation.

Cancellations can be accepted without charge up to 7 days prior to the event, after this time full event fees will apply.

Natspec reserves the right to cancel or alter the course for reasons beyond its control.