We have devised IPSEA's Level 3 training as an Advanced Level training for those who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2. It will enable you to take your understanding of the law relating to the education and training of children and young people with SEN and disabilities even further, but with a particular emphasis on gaining knowledge to support parents and young people to bring different types of appeal to the SEND Tribunal.


The course is in tensequential modules All modules must be undertaken to complete the course The pass mark is 75%, on successful completion you will receive a certificate which details your proficiency in each module Learners do not get an index of wrong or right answers. If you score lower in particular modules you can refer to the resources to refresh your learning If you fail the pass mark you are given one more opportunity to complete the course. This online course is suitable as a stand-alone course of study, but is also designed to complement our Level 3 / Advanced Training Day. Combining the training in this way will offer participants an opportunity to fully consolidate their learning and to deal with individual queries on the course content.


This Level 3 training is suitable for participants who have prior knowledge of the subject or who have completed both the Level 1 and 2 IPSEA training.


The objective of the course is to provide further training on specific legal issues for those who are already familiar with the legal framework relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (“SEN Law”). Level 3 also has a particular focus on the SEND Tribunal and the majority of the modules focus on learning about the relevant law, practice and procedure which would be involved when preparing and presenting the different types of appeals which a parent or young person might wish to bring to the Tribunal. This is the complete list of modules

Module 1: SEND Tribunal procedure
Module 2: Refusal to assess appeals
Module 3: Tribunal Appeals: Refusal to issue an EHC Plan
Module 4: Contents Appeals
Module 5: Tribunal Appeals: Refusal to amend and cease to maintain
Module 6: Name of a school or FE insitution in an EHC Plan or a statement
Module 7: How to run a disability discrimination claim
Module 8: Challenging decisions: Judicial Review and the LGO
Module 9: Rights to information
Module 10: The Early Years Framework


£350 for individuals, local parent groups, charities with an income of less than £200k
£500 for schools and charities with an income exceeding £200k
£700 for public and private sector

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