At Supply&Teach, we know how important it is to stay up to date on training as part of teachers' and teaching assistants' CPD. We have compiled a collection of links to free training courses that we think you may find useful.
Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM
A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of FGM. To address this issue, the Home Office is championing a proactive approach and has launched this free online FGM training package.
The training will help a wide range of professionals to identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.
Home Office Introductory Prevent training
This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. It will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.
This e-learning has been developed by HM Government
Level 2 Safeguarding and Prevent
This Level 2 Safeguarding & Prevent online course is accredited by NCFE Cache. You’ll learn about Prevent Duty and safeguarding including online safety. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to understand their role in safeguarding and how to protect individuals from abuse.
A Safeguarding & Prevent Level 2 qualification may support your progression towards a Designated Safeguarding Lead role.
Level 1 Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines
Gain an understanding about how children are groomed and criminally exploited. Learn what county lines is and how it is operated across the UK. Understand the impact this form of child abuse has on families and how to seek support if you have concerns about a child at risk.
Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) and Virtual College have teamed up to create this FREE short (20 to 30 minutes) online course designed for parents, carers and professionals working alongside children and young people.
Special Educational Needs
Understanding Autism, Asperger's and ADHD
This free short online course will encourage you to challenge your own definitions and perceptions of autism and ADHD. You will get an opportunity to examine several key themes around both autism and ADHD in order to obtain skills to help people with these conditions.
This training course is provided by the University of Derby
Level 2 Understanding Autism
This fully-funded course will help you learn how autism affects people and the best approaches for providing support for individuals with autism.
Accredited by NCFE Cache, the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is a valuable qualification for providing support to individuals with autism in sectors such as health and social care, education and entertainment.
Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding Dyslexia, analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation.
This training course is provided by Open Learn from the Open University.
Dyslexia Training by Made in Dyslexia
Made By Dyslexia and Microsoft have made it their mission to help every teacher to spot, support & empower every learner with dyslexia.
Our Level 1 training: Dyslexia Awareness equips all teachers and parents with the essentials to spot, support & empower every dyslexic learner.
Our Level 2 training: Dyslexia Teaching deepens your understanding of dyslexia. The videos are full of specialist strategies and solutions, showing you what to teach, why it helps and how to do it.
An introduction to speech, language and communication
The course looks at how you can support the development of these skills on a day-to-day basis in your setting, and how to spot children and young people who might be struggling to develop these important skills. You have the option to access four different pathways – early years, primary, secondary or further education so you can choose which pathway is most relevant to your area of work.
The course takes approximately half a day to complete.
Teaching Assistant/Learning Support
Level 2 Teaching Assistant Course
Our Level 2 Teaching Assistant online course will help you prepare for school job roles such as; Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant and Learning Support Assistant in a primary school setting. This is a combined course with modules from our Level 2 Teaching Assistant course and Level 2 Childcare course. You’ll receive two certificates when you complete the course, a Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges certificate and a Level 2 Award in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People certificate.
Level 2 Classroom Assistant Course
Our Level 2 Classroom Assistant online course will help you prepare for school job roles such as; Classroom Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Early Years Practitioner and Learning Support Assistant in a primary school setting. This is a combined course with modules from our Level 2 Teaching Assistant course and Level 2 Childcare course. You’ll receive two certificates when you complete the course, a Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges certificate and a Level 2 Award in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People certificate.