Skip to main content

Monthly Training round up for practitioners

Welcome to the NEW monthly practictioners training round up. 

Round up of Training available in June

Tuesday  6th  June

10am to 3pm

Early Help ONLINE - Five to Thrive


Wednesday 7th of June

9:30am to 11am

SALT - ONLINE Helping Children with Unclear Speech: A workshop for parents


Wednesday 7th of June

9:30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire – ONLINE Autism & Behaviour for Practitioners cost £55


Friday 7th June

9.30am to 3pm

Early Help –ONLINE  Teen Brain Matters

Friday 9th June

11am to 12.30pm

SEND Health Week –  ONLINE All about ADHD, including information on ADHD medication


Friday 9th June,

1pm to 2.20pm

SEND Health Week –  ONLINE SEND and Dietetics: Making Mealtimes Manageable


Monday 12th June

9.30am to 12pm

Early Help –ONLINE  Autism and Anxiety

Monday 12th June 10am to 11:30am

SEND Health Week – ONLINE Young People’s Transitions to Adults Services -Continuing Care Nursing Team



Monday 12th June 1pm to 11:30am

SEND Health Week – ONLINE Supporting Learning with SEND


Wednesday 14th June

10am to 11:30am

SEND Health Week – ONLINE The Positives of Neurodiversity



Wednesday 14th June

10am to 11:30am

SEND Health Week – ONLINE Gender Identity Workshop


Wednesday 14th June

6:15pm to 8pm

Bedford Borough Children’s Services – Active Listening

Steve will introduce us to some powerful changes to support our active listening skills in order for us to coproduce with our families and support supervisions and appraisals.


Suitable for All those working in Early Years including keypersons,  SEND,schools, headteachers,  and governors


To book email

Thursday, 15 June 10am to 11:30am

SEND Health Week – ONLINE SEND, Neurodiversity and Managing Puberty


Thursday, 15 June

1pm to 2:30pm

SEND Health Week – ONLINE Oral Health and Children with SEND


Friday, 15 June

1pm to 2:30pm

SEND Health Week – ONLINE The Reality for Autistic Girls – Looking Beyond the Diagnosis


Friday 23rd  June 9:30am to 12:30pm

Autism Bedfordshire – ONLINE Autism & Mental Health for Practitioners cost £55


Friday 23rd  June 9:30am to 12:30pm

Early Help –ONLINE  Graded Care Profile 2 Training

Monday 26th June

2pm to 4pm

SALT – ONLINE Supporting Social Communication in School-Aged Children and Young People

Supporting Social Communication in School-Aged Children and Young People - Children's Speech and Language Therapy for Luton and Bedford (

Tuesday 27th June

7pm to 9pm

ONLINE Neurodiversity in early years - enabling all children to thrive

To sign up visit


Thursday 29th June 9.30-3.30pm.

Supporting High Needs Learners in Mainstream Settings one day training.

Information: An opportunity to attend a one-day training session - supporting high needs learners in mainstream schools.

Audience: SENCo's and teachers who work with children with high needs. Tea and coffee provided, please bring your own lunch.

Venue: St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary school, Biddenham Turn MK40 4AT. PLEASE make sure you put this postcode in as there are two sites. 

To book on please email

Please note this is a repeat of the training on 6th October 2023 held at St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary school.


To book 

Autism Bedfordshire 

visit their training page by clicking here 

SEND Health Week visit their page by clicking here

Early Help 


The Early Help Workforce development service will be moving to an Online-booking platform in the near future however in the short term, please to ensure that all bookings for training, wherever possible, are booked directly with


All courses offered are free of charge to those Professionals working within the Bedford Borough Locality. There is a £50 charge for professionals outside the BBC Locality or from the Private sector.


Please complete the below form and email to . Confirmation will be sent within 10 days



Date of Birth:

Organisation and Job role:

Organisation Address:

Course applied for:

Date of Course:

Email address:

Contact Phone number:


Would you consider yourself to have a disability (Y/N)? if yes please state and specific alternations we may need to make:



Attendance at any training event is subject to this application process.



Non-attendance\cancellations without 48hrs prior notice will result in you/your organisation being charged a £50 fee.


SEND Social Care Advise and Education and Health Care Plans Drop-in Session

Poster with the dates and times explained above

Help is available to complere your Social Care Advise for Education and Health Care Plans

Face to Face in room 650 at Borough Hall or Online via Teams

ID: 353 267 385 204 Passcode: Sryc6Q

Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm 

27th April

8th June 

20th July 

31st August 

12th October 

23rd November 

BLMK SEND eLearning for Practitioners

Bedford Borough Council and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum have worked with partners from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to coproduce a set of 3 eLearning modules where you can learn more about SEND and the Childrens and Families Act 2014.

You can access the training through clicking here . You will need to register as a new user to be able to access the training. For many of the registration questions parents can simply answer N/A.

The below video gives an introduction to what to expect from this eLearning



ONLINE Council for Disabled Children level 1 and 2 SEND basic awareness training (Certificate available)

The Council for Disabiled Children is delighted to announce the launch of their SEND Basic Awareness e-learning course. This freely available, self-guided e-learningwill improve people  knowledge and understanding of:

  • the Children and Families Act,
  • the SEND Code of Practice,
  • the Local Offer,
  • the graduated approach

Level 1 link -  Level 1: SEND Basic Awareness | Council for Disabled Children

Level 2 link - Level 2: SEND Basic Awareness | Council for Disabled Children

ONLINE Sensory Processing Training

Bedfordshire Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service have created a 25 minute online presentation to give more details on Sensory Processing Difficulties (SPD) and what strategies could be used to help children with managing these difficulties. You can view the training and resources by clicking here

You can also find out more regarding Sensory Processing by checking out the "What is Sensory Processing" section of our local offer by clicking here

ONLINE Speech and Language Training

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service in Luton and Bedfordshire provide training opportunities for ALL children of ALL ages. Training opportunities are varied and provide staff working in Early Years, Primary and Secondary the skills to work with children at a Universal, Targeted and Specialist level. We are passionate about upskilling the workforce to support ALL children with their Speech, Language and Communication skills. In addition, many of our workshops are available for parents/carers to attend.

For more info click here

Online training from Cambridge Community Services you can watch any time

For sensory challenges (for parents/carers and professionals):

Planning wheels for sensory challenges (for young people, parents/carers and professionals):

ADHD Workshop (for parents/carers and professionals):

Behaviours That May Challenge - Workshop

ADHD New Diagnosis Workshop

Teenage Sleep Workshop