Free SEND support courses and quizzes

NDNA, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), has created a selection of free online courses and quizzes for childcare professionals, to develop your knowledge of SEND provision.

To access these online courses, simply create an account on our Development Zone website or login with an existing account and access the courses and quizzes via the links below.  

Courageous ConversationsPractitioner talking to mum and baby

  • Understand what is meant by a ‘courageous conversation’
  • Gain tips and advice on how to hold these conversations in the most effective way
  • Explore what it is like to be in the parent's shoes
  • Discover how effectively to manage a situation where parents may not be accepting of the concerns.

Access the course here and access the quiz here

Education, Health and Care PlansRecords

  • Improve confidence levels about Education, Health and Care Plans 
  • Learn about legislation linked to Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Increase your (and your staff's) knowledge and understanding of the education health and care needs, assessments and plan processes
  • Understand how to work in partnership with all those involved in a child’s Education, Health and Care Plan.

Access the course here and access the quiz here

Working with ParentsMother with practitioner and child

  • Discover the importance of engaging and involving parents in the SEND process
  • Gain advice and best practice tips on building positive trusting relationships with parents
  • Learn how to build parents' confidence and understanding of the SEND process through effective information sharing. 

Access the course here and access the quiz here