SEND Casework Award

Training and accreditation for staff working on the frontline of SEND

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This Award is the only on-the-job training and accreditation written specifically for those directly involved in SEND casework. To date more than 50 local authorities and 375 candidates nationally have participated in the Award.

Several Local Authorities are also using the award as part of their induction programme for new staff, reflecting the importance of the Award when training and developing team members.

Here's what some of the successful candidates have to say:

"I am more organised, more informed about how the statutory assessment process works, more knowledgeable about the Code of Practice and feel more confident.”

"It has made me think more about what I do and has made me more confident as I realise how much I can do and do well..”

"This award has definitely raised the status of the candidates, both within and outside our team.”

The Award is a way of developing staff to respond to the changes arising from the SEND reforms and new Code of Practice.

adults around tableInformation, advice and support services

In partnership with the national Information, Advice and Support Services Network we aim to make the Award fully accessible to all IASS staff. The same levels and units are available, with guidance and support customised for any staff working in IASS across the country.

Further information and contact details

An information sheet will give you more information about the programme in the 2017-18 academic year.

Nasen SEND Casework Award Flyer.pdf

 If you are interested in the Award, either as a potential candidate or as a local authority/IASS manager, have a look at our frequently asked questions or get in contact by email.

The candidates’ and assessors’ page has more information about what is currently happening with the Award. Key documents from the manuals are also available on that page to give you a sense of what the Award involves.