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We've had very positive feedback last year from this inaugural course which attracted nearly 1,000 participants. Based on that, we are very pleased to confirm that we will be running another update at the start of the next academic year - and once again it will be completely free of charge.
The Department for Education funding window for March offered to Opportunity and Category 5 & 6 areas has now closed. We anticipate – though it is not yet confirmed – that there will be funding available for the May 2019 cohort. If your school is in a Category 5 or 6 area and you wish to reserve a place in anticipation of funding becoming available, please complete the online booking form as soon as possible.
Following our article last month informing you of the new March cohort for our three National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), we wanted to write a new article to let you know that the Department for Education (DfE) has now confirmed that funding is definitely available for March for schools based in the category 5 and 6 areas. With limited places available on our programmes and further funding not guaranteed beyond March, we recommend that you make your booking as soon as possible.
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK. So, to help raise awareness of mental health in schools and support schools in facing this challenge today, we are offering a special discount on our Postgraduate Certificate SEND in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs, which is part of our highly-regarded masters-level SEND Programme. With all our courses following our practice-led learning model, you will be working with and improving support for SEMH children in your setting.
We have recently heard from the Department for Education (DfE) that there may potentially be further funding available for places on our National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in March. To allow you and your colleagues to take advantage of this funding opportunity we have added a new cohort for March. The cohort will start on 31 March but to be included with a fully-funded place, you will need to complete our online booking form by 8 February at the latest.
We hope your 2019 is off to a good start. If your school is looking for money-saving projects this year, it would be worthwhile looking at our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) qualification. By completing this course, you will be able to fulfil the majority of your setting’s educational testing requirements, saving money on external providers.
Real Training UK will be running an intensive CCET course in their headquarters in London on 23-25 January. The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing will help you to understand how assessments using psychometric tests are developed, how to use them effectively, and how to interpret the results.
If you are planning on getting one of your team trained as a SENCO – or training yourself – we are now taking registrations for our January intake for our acclaimed National Award in SEN Coordination programme.
Following a meeting with the Department for Education (DfE) today, we wanted to make it public that the DfE funding for NPQ courses is once again available. This funding is offered for all NPQ courses for schools in Opportunity Areas and Category 5 & 6 areas. Real Training offers the full range of school-based NPQs, from Headship and Senior Leader level to the Middle Leader programme suited to less experienced aspiring leaders.
Allied to working with mental health and medical professionals as part of the teacher’s duty of care, there are training options available to empower educators with practical skills and knowledge to help make a positive difference to students’ scholastic and life outcomes. Real Training offers a masters module in Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs as part of our MEd SEND programme.