Training offer

In addition to specialist support to local Action Learning Sets nasen, I CAN, The Communication Trust and contact will be providing training to settings managers and parents across the five regions. See a brief description of the training on offer from each partner below. 

You can see our full training programme here. (updated 28th May 2019)

  • nasen is providing ‘A Whole Setting Approach to SEND’. This free one-day course is aimed at SENCOs and managers in PVI settings who would like to develop their skills in leading a whole-setting approach to SEND. It will provide you with the tools and skills to conduct an Early Years SEND Review, leading to improvements in practice and outcomes for children with SEND. The course will be delivered by Achievement for All on behalf of nasen, through the EYSEND Partnership. Dates are not yet released, but you can register your interest by using this link, and we will contact you as soon as dates and venues become available.
  • I CAN is providing follow-up training, targeting settings managers who would like to develop a more detailed understanding of SLCN and how settings can respond. 

Birmingham 24th June 2019:

Leeds 26th June 2019:

Lincoln 12th September 2019

Coventry 18th September 2019

York 20th September 2019

Manchester 24th September 2019

Crewe 3rd October 2019

Preston 10th October 2019

Newcastle 14th October 2019

Nottingham 7th November 2019

For further details about this training and dates, please click here and/or contact

  • The Communication Trust is providing in depth training for a small number of settings managers and other local representatives who want to contribute to the development of a local SLCN Pathway.For more information contact or 
  • Contact will be running in depth professional training sessions on how to engage and work with parents, which can be accessed using the following links:

North Yorkshire


  • Additionally, they will be continuing to run their parent training programme in three regions on the dates below. Please contact Helen Davies at for more information:

Rodney House, Longsight, Manchester
7th May
14th May
21st May
4th June

Riverside Children’s Centre, North Shields, Tyne & Wear
4th June
11th June
18th June
25th June

Ruby’s Fund, Congleton, Cheshire
12th September
19th September
26th September
3rd October

Where training and support is only available in a limited number of areas, partners will take into account local needs and the priority given by the area to addressing a particular aspect of local provision.