Webinar: Supporting SEND learners to achieve their aspirations

The live webinar has now taken place. You will need to be logged in to watch the on-demand recording. 

This webinar 'Supporting SEND learners to achieve their aspirations' took place on Thursday 13 October 2016. If you were not able to attend the SEND webinar, you can now watch it online and download the resources through the links below.


Since September 2014 some young people with learning difficulties and disabilities have be able to receive support through an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) until they are 25. Before the Children and Families Act, Statements of special educational needs stopped at 19 for students in school and at 16 for those going to an FE college. Under the legislation young people have a greater say in the support they receive as part of their EHCP to help them achieve their aspirations such as entering the world of work or going onto university.

Tutors in post 16 education /FE now need to understand how to contribute to the EHCP process to support young people with disabilities by:

  • Planning and delivering effective individualised study programmes,
  • Developing the student voice so young people can make their own requests and decisions
  • Ensuring the young person receives effective careers advice
  • Preparing the young person to make a successful transition

This session will introduce the key elements of the SEND Code of Practice and include the perceptions of a university student with a disability. Time will be given for questions and discussions.

This webinar links to Professional Standard 1: Reflect on what works best in your teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of learners.

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