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Online Training - how does it work?

Can’t take time out of school or college to access training? Impossible to arrange cover? Too expensive for a number of colleagues to attend the same course?

Download a PDF with details of all our online courses (461 KB pdf)

For over a decade we have been running courses across the country, aiming to provide high quality, value for money training for education professionals working in the area of special needs. We know from speaking to many of our delegates, even before the pandemic, that it is increasingly difficult for busy professionals to take the opportunity to attend courses ‘off-site’. In response to this, we now offer a broad range of online training courses, focusing on Examination Access Arrangements, Assessment, and Supporting Students with SEND.

With the internet now so accessible, the advantages of online courses are clear:
Our online courses are designed to be administered in one of two ways depending on whether one member of staff or a group are accessing the course. Courses can be viewed at any time, and in any venue where there is a good internet reception.

  • They can be accessed at the delegate’s convenience, in the workplace or home
  • Delegates don’t need to travel, saving time and transport costs
  • Running costs are lower, allowing us to pass savings on to our delegates
  • We can offer significant discounts for colleagues accessing the same course

We offer both individual courses and group courses.

Group courses can be viewed in either of the following ways:

  1. A group of staff accessing the course together at the same time. For this we recommend that you use a digital projector and large screen with speakers to amplify the presentation. This has advantage of group interaction and monitoring of involvement. OR
  2. Each member of staff has an individual login and accesses the training on their own device. This has the advantage of flexibility, as the course can be accessed at a time/place to suit the individual (in school/college or at home).

Each login will give access to the chosen course for 10 consecutive days (or for some courses 20 days )and the course (or parts of the course) can be accessed as many times as required within this 10/20-day period.

If a group of delegates are accessing a course together, all delegates must be from your school/college; you can’t use the course to train staff from other centres.

N.B. Delegates will need a good internet connection to access our online courses. Please email online at communicate-ed dot org dot uk if you need more information.

If you are already registered for an online course with us, click here to log into your course.

Click here to view/download ‘Online Training – Is This the Way Forward?’, an article on e-learning.