Training for SEND parents and carers

As a parent or a carer of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) you may need additional support and advice through online training or workshops.

By taking part and joining in, you will be able to learn more about your child or young person's needs and understand the wider world of SEND.

Training is often free and provided through charities and support services, however there are some opportunities where you will need to pay.

Special educational needs and disability training

Need type Course titlePriceDates Format of training Course provider
ADHD Understanding ADHD £54

Free for 4 weeks
Ongoing Web based Future Learn
ADHD A parents' guide to supporting children and young people: ADHD and autism Free Ongoing YouTube videos NHS
Deafness British Sign Language (BSL) Various Ongoing Zoom Hi Kent
Deafness Family Sign Free Ongoing YouTube videos National Deaf Children's Society
Dyscalculia Dyscalculia TalkFree6 October 2022In personDyslexia House Association
Psychosis and Schizophrenia Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia £62

Free for 4 weeks
Ongoing Web based Future Learn
Social communication and behavioural Parents Course Lego Bricks Based Therapy Approach at Home £49.99 Ongoing Postal Lego®
Speech and language Helping babies and young children learn skills for talking Free Ongoing Booklet I Can
General SEND support Information sessions to parents Free OngoingIn person and online Information Support and Advice Kent (IASK)
General SEND training

Various SEND courses

Includes:

  • sensory workshops
  • SEND law
  • toilet training.
Free OngoingZoom and Teams Eventbrite

Autism training

Course titlePriceDatesFormat of trainingCourse provider
A parents' guide to supporting children and young people: ADHD and autismFreeOngoingYouTube videosNHS
General autism training

Find autism training providers via the NHS website.
VariousOngoingVariousVarious
Parents Course Lego Bricks Based Therapy Approach at Home£49.99OngoingPostalLego®
Understanding Autism£54

Free for 4 weeks.
OngoingWeb based accreditedFuture Learn

General training

Course titlePriceDatesFormat of trainingCourse provider

Anti-bullying training (PDF, 566.7 KB)

FreeOngoingDownloadable  bookletKYCC
Empowering Parents - Empowering Communities (EPEC)FreeOngoingIn person NHS

Laws and regulations of SEND children and young people

Various

Including a subsidised training fund
OngoingIn person and ZoomIPSEA

General parenting courses

Including understanding:

  • pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • your baby
  • your child
  • your child's feelings (a taster course)
  • your teenager’s brain
  • your child with additional needs
  • your child's mental health and wellbeing
  • your relationships
Free

Use access code Invicta
OngoingWeb basedIn Our Place