Holistic Outcomes in Education, Health and Care Plans


Welcome to the Council for Disabled Children’s Holistic Outcomes in Education, Health and Care Plans online training.

This training is aimed at adults with a role to play in the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) system.

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

You will learn:

  • How aspirations act as the golden thread through the plan
  • The importance of children and young people's voice throughout the plan
  • What outcomes mean to children and young people, parents and professionals, and how we can bring these all together
  • How advice makes bridges the gap between needs and outcomes
  • How to write good SMART outcomes

Each lesson will take approximately 20 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 six lessons and a survey. We recommend you complete all of them in order. The menu on the left will track your progress through the course. At the end, we will ask you to complete a final survey.

Use the menu links to navigate to each lesson and the arrows at the bottom of the screen to navigate through the content. When you've finished a lesson, click the 'Finish' button to mark that lesson as complete. 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.uk