This course is designed for staff in special schools and colleges, and is suitable for those who deal with initial enquiries from the parents/carers of prospective pupils, and/or young people themselves, who want to know how to get a place in your school or college.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Have a basic understanding of the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) law framework
  • Better understand the questions you need to ask when prospective pupils or their parents/carers contact you
  • Be able to provide general information and advice to parents, carers and young people about the next steps they need to take
  • Be able to signpost parents, carers and young people to sources of further support


Using a scenario-based model, the course will cover:

  • How to respond to parents, carers and young people who contact you to find out how to secure a place at your school or college, including the questions you need to ask

An introduction to the relevant parts of the SEND law framework, including:

  • The process for obtaining an EHC needs assessment
  • Rights of appeal to the SEND Tribunal
  • The process for requesting that a specific school or college is named in an EHC plan
  • The process for getting the placement named in an EHC plan changed
  • The duty on local authorities to consult with prospective placements
  • The purpose of annual reviews
  • What your school or college can do to assist the parent, carer or young person concerned
  • Others sources of advice and support for parents, carers and young people who require more detailed tailored advice

Cost of the course: £175 per person.

For more information or if your organisation would like to be invoiced, please contact IPSEA’s Training Team on [email protected]. Please include your full organisational address and number of tickets required for our accounting purposes.

Download the Agenda.

Booking for IPSEA Training usually close 2-3 days in advance of the training date and are removed from our website. We strongly encourage you to book as soon as you can, as once dates are sold out, we are unable to increase numbers.

Please note, this course relates to the law as it applies in England. 

Kindly supported by the Manchester Innovation Centre.

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