IPSEA Training & Resources

IPSEA Foundation modules & Updates package

IPSEA's Foundation modules cover the law relating to the education and training of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

These modules are designed as an introduction to SEND Law for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND, as well as those who support them (including Teachers, School Governors, SENCOs, Learning Support Assistants and support groups). 

To take part in this e-learning you need to complete the following 3 steps: 

  1. Click here to register for the training on IPSEA’s training site. The IPSEA office is run by a small team of part-time staff and volunteers. Please allow up to 72 hours for your account to be authorised.

  2. Once your registration form has been submitted you will receive a link to IPSEA’s secure online shop where you pay for the training using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account in order to do this. 

  3. Complete your IPSEA training account by setting your account password via the automated e-mail you will receive from IPSEA.

Once these 3 steps have all been completed, we will send you information about getting started with your e-learning. For help with registration, please contact ipsea.foundation@hotmail.co.uk.

Our Foundation modules cover the following:
Foundation module 1: The SEND legal framework
Foundation module 2: The duties on local authorities
Foundation module 3: The duties on schools and further education institutions
Foundation module 4: Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments
Foundation module 5: EHC plans
Foundation module 6: Naming a school or FE institution in an EHC plan
Foundation module 7: Personal budgets and direct payments
Foundation module 8: Changing plans (including annual review, transfer and ceasing to maintain an EHC plan)
Foundation module 9: Mediation and the SEND tribunal
Foundation module 10: Education Act 1996 (the parts which will remain relevant during the transition period)

Each module comes with access to the relevant external legal resources as well as a Foundation Briefing written by IPSEA’s Legal Team. 


11 July 2017

Please note: we are upgrading our learning systems for our online training which is launching on September 1 2017. We are advising all those signing up to either complete their training by August 31 or to begin their training after September 1. 

Payments can still be accepted for training at this stage. If you'd like to be notified of when the new system is in place to begin your course, please email training@ipsea.org.uk.