Working to improve disability awareness in the FE sector

The Education and Training Foundation is working with Remploy to help practitioners and managers within the FE sector, increase their awareness and meet the needs of learners with dyslexia, autism or hearing impairments.

​This programme is part of the ETF’s ongoing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) programme. Research undertaken to assess the professional developmental needs of practitioners and managers, highlighted the need for more information, and greater capacity to support learners with specific challenges succeed.

Expected to start in October 2018, the programme will be delivered across four locations in England, which are yet to be confirmed. This will include a series of one day workshops, each focusing on a specific topic; dyslexia, autism, or hearing impairments which aim to help practitioners and managers to better support learners.

Kathryn James, an Associate at the ETF, said: The ETF are delighted to be working with Remploy to develop three Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training modules and a range of resources that will support post-16 education and training providers to work more effectively with young people who are deaf/hearing impaired, dyslexic or with autism.

"We are particularly pleased that Remploy will bring their expertise in supporting disabled people into employment, and we hope this will bring a much needed dimension to the training and resources so that providers can better support their learners with SEND into work experience, internships and jobs.

If you work in further education and would be interested in learning more about this programme please get in touch.

Remploy training content survey

To make sure the programme meets the needs of the sector, the ETF would like to hear your feedback on what you would like the training to cover. 

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