Understanding SEND - Starter

  • Day:Wednesday
  • Time:09:30 - 12:00
  • Duration:3 sessions
  • Location:Trowbridge Close, Highbridge
  • Start:13/03/2024

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Course overview

This workshop is for anyone who would like to learn more about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Delving further into the causes and characteristics of conditions such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia, you will learn how these conditions develop over time and the strengths and challenges for people that have them.

During this friendly and relaxed course, over 3 in-depth sessions, you can learn about the following aspects of SEND:

· Executive Functioning and SEND - Learn about the strengths and challenges of living with conditions that affect attention, planning, organisation and emotions.

· Growing Up with a Different Brain - Learn about the brain development of different conditions and how growing up with neurodiversity can impact people on the autism spectrum and those with ADHD and dyslexia.

· SEND and Mental Health - Find out more about how mental health can be affected by neurodiversity, and learn some simple techniques for managing mental health.

With opportunities to ask any questions you have about SEND, share your experiences and learn from others, this workshop will give you a more detailed knowledge on the subject of SEND.

Course assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course. Your tutor will provide regular feedback.

Course progression

At the end of this course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Developer Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable if you’re a beginner and want to learn about this subject, and you don’t have relevant knowledge or experience.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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09:30 - 12:00
3 sessions

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