SEND and neurodiversity: approaches to support maths and English learners (Code: C0881)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course focuses on practical strategies and reasonable adjustments for supporting learners with SEND on maths and English courses. It builds on the social model of disability, suggesting that it may be the barriers created by attitudes, or the physical environment, that disable an individual, rather than their impairment or condition.

Pricing options

There are two pricing options.

1. Individual fees

• SET member: £85

• Non-SET member: £100

2. In-house

Get the maximum value from your CPD budget and run an in-house course at a date and time to suit. In-house course: £500

To book an in-house course please follow this link:


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Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

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Who is this for?

This course is suitable for:

  • Functional Skills and GCSE Maths and English teachers
  • Vocational and technical trainers involved in embedded support
  • Learning Support Assistants

Training aim

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course aims to review practical strategies and reasonable adjustments for supporting SEND and neurodiverse learners on maths and English courses or being supported to develop maths and English abilities on vocational and technical programmes. The course also offers the opportunity for practitioners from a variety of organisations, to collaborate, sharing resources and best practice'.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • define the meaning of SEND Inclusion
  • review current thinking and research on SEND
  • join a discussion on current thinking on Neurodiversity
  • assess the criteria for successfully supporting learners with SEND.


This is a blended learning course, which consists of two 2-hour live sessions and self-led learning between them. The live sessions will be held at least one week apart, giving you a week to complete the mid-course tasks.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830