Level 1: SEND Basic Awareness


Welcome to the Council for Disabled Children’s and NHSE/I's Level 1: SEND Basic Awareness online training.

This training is for all staff including non-clinical managers and staff working in healthcare services.

By the end of this training you will understand:

  • What SEND means
  • The key points of legislation regarding SEND
  • The potential impact of SEND on a family, and how families can be supported
  • Where to find more information

The course will help you understand the system as a whole and how practitioners have a part to play in supporting good outcomes.

This resource has been developed with funding from NHS England, though we recognise the value in the learning for practitioners and workers across the SEND system from all agencies and organisations.

Level 1 will take approximately 60 minutes, you can work through at your own pace. You do not need to complete all of the lessons on the same day.

You will see from the menu on the left, the course includes one lesson and a survey. The menu on the left will track your progress through the course. At the end, we will ask you to complete a final survey.

All sections of the course must be complete before the certificate can be released. 

You will then be able to download your certificate by clicking on the large tick above the menu, or you can return to the 'My trainings' section using the icon to the left of the menu where your certificates will be saved. 

We hope you find the course useful! If you need any technical support while completing this course, please contact CDClearning@ncb.org.ukIt can be used in conjunction with the health ‘SEND training assurance framework tool’ that is being piloted in the South East region. Please speak to your local Designated Clinical/ Medical/ Health  Officer for further information or contact the SE Regional SEND Advisor : england.sendsoutheast@nhs.net