Level 2 / Intermediate One Day Training

Face to Face Course: at your venue


The aim of this intermediate level course is to provide a more in-depth knowledge of certain areas of law relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (“SEN Law”).

This course also aims to provide an introduction to the elements of health and social care law which would be relevant to a child or young person who had or wished to have an Education Health and Care plan (“EHC plan”).

The course relates to the law as it applies in England.   


Having completed this course, we would expect participants to be able to identify those cases which might be more complex in terms of support required, such as those where the young person lacked capacity, or a child had complex medical and SEN needs for example. We would expect participants to be able to begin supporting parents and young people in such situations and to identify where a draft or finalised EHC plan might not be appropriately drafted to meet the particular child’s or young person’s needs and also advise on steps which might be taken to challenge such a plan, including the requirement to consider mediation prior to lodging an appeal at the SEND Tribunal.

Topics covered during the day include:

  1. Inclusion
  2. The duty to specify in an EHC plan
  3. Annual Reviews
  4. Transition from statements to EHC plans
  5. Mediation
  6. Introduction to Social Care Law
  7. Introduction to Health Care Law
  8. Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
  9. Home to School Transport
  10. Mental Capacity

Whilst this face-to-face course is suitable as a stand-alone course, it is designed to complement our Level 2 / Intermediate online learning which covers the relevant topics in much greater detail and depth.  We would expect a participant to need to complete this online learning as well as this face-to-face course in order to be able to confidently advise and support parents or young people throughout the EHC plan process, particularly in more complex cases.


This one day course has been devised and is delivered specifically for professionals. It is designed for those who have completed our Level 1 / Elementary online or face-to-face training but would also be suitable for others who have prior knowledge or experience of SEN law gained from supporting or advising parents or young people in this area. It is not appropriate for those such as local authority staff who may be responding to the rights of a parent or young person.


This is a face to face course delivered at your venue. The course costs:

  • £1,500 for local parent groups and charities with an income of less than £200k + expenses
  • £1,900 for schools and charities with an income exceeding £200k + expenses
  • £2,500 for public and private sector + expenses

Payment is made through invoice. Training is delivered at your venue. 


IPSEA are experts in the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) law. We have been providing advice and advocacy to parents for over 30 years; from the first stages of advice right through to tribunal and higher level appeals. We are involved in over 5000 consultations a year and support over 400 appeals to Tribunal. Unlike solicitors or barristers we see the breadth and depth of all legal issues and take on cases from beginning to end. Many of our staff are legally trained and some of our courses are accredited with the Bar Standards Board. We pride ourselves on the level of expertise we offer; even barristers undertake our training. We are in a unique position having the history, scope and knowledge in our field.


Please complete our online training request form.


  • Level 2 / Intermediate online learning - designed to complement the Level 2 face-to-face Training Day.
  • Level 1 / Elementary Training Day - an introductory level face-to-face course aimed at professionals who support and advise parents.
  • Level 1 / Elementary Level online learning - designed to complement the Level 1 face-to-face training, this covers the same topics in far more detail and depth.  Ideal for professionals supporting and advising parents, or parents who have completed the Foundation level e-learning and wished to increase their knowledge.
  • Foundation Level SEND Law training Day - a one day face-to-face course delivered during school hours to groups of parents at your venue. This training can also be delivered to ‘mixed’ groups composed of parents, those advising parents and others, such as LA staff.
  • Foundation Level online learning – entry level training aimed at parents and those working with them who wish to gain an understanding of SEND law.
  • Tribunal Training Day - a course aimed specifically at those advising or supporting parents covering all aspects of bringing appeals to the SEND tribunal, delivered at your venue.

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