Bursaries for ETF SEND Workforce Development Events in June

Doyou work with learners with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)?  SEND bursaries for staff training are now available for a second consecutive year from the Education Training Foundation to pay for the new SEND Workforce Development events and courses, including the new programme to develop study programmes (see below).


Book now for the launch events and claim back the £100 event fee with a bursary.

You can claim for up to £250 per individual to support travel and the cost of the course. More details about the application process are on the Natspec website bursaries page.


*BOOKINGS NOW OPEN* – launch of new programme to support providers to design and deliver high quality study programmes for SEND learners.

Bookings are now open for events in Leeds (6 June), Taunton (8 June), London (15 June) and Nottingham (29 June).  These events mark the start of an exciting new project on developing high quality Study Programmes for SEND learners – part of the ETF’s SEND FE Workforce Development Programme


Led by ACER and Natspec, the Study Programmes project will help post-16 providers of all types design and deliver high quality study programmes for students with SEND, in both mainstream and discrete provision, and including students both with and without EHC plans.


These open events will be an opportunity for managers and practitioners to come together to consider how to improve study programmes for students with SEND, hear about existing SEND-related CPD resources and opportunities, and discover how to get involved in the remainder of the project including applying for funding for some regionally-based collaborative development work.  Each cluster can claim up to £2,500 in funding to support the development work. There will be inputs from SEND experts and a chance to share good practice on a range of topics.


The events will be of particular value to SEND/inclusion managers, ALS managers, curriculum and quality leads, and staff responsible for Foundation Learning and NEET provision. 


Find out more information about the whole programme.


Book now for the launch events.


Download the event programme