SEND is the umbrella term for all school children who experience significant difficulties in learning in comparison to the majority of others of the same age, or hinders the pupil from making use of general facilities.

Red Kite offers high-quality specialist ‘With SEND’ training programmes designed for entrants to the teaching profession who aspire to teach in special schools, become Special Educational Needs Coordinators in mainstream schools or simply want to acquire an additional skill set.


English with SEND
Maths with SEND
Biology with SEND
Chemistry with SEND
Physics with SEND
Primary with SEND

SEND course structure 

The training has all the same features and benefits of a standard Red Kite course, but if you chose a ‘With SEND’ course, your second eight-week school placement will be in a special school and will involve some additional SEND training from Special Needs Co-ordinators and other experts from within the Red Kite training family.

The content is sufficiently flexible to allow you to access learning on-line, to train within your locality and to tailor the year to meet your own personal needs during your placements in mainstream and special school settings.

The evidence-based research used in the course will support your critical thinking about behaviour and barriers to teaching children with learning difficulties.

In addition to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), on completion of the course you’ll be awarded a PGCE from the University of Leeds.

Entry Criteria

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, 2:2 or above (or in their final year of University with a predicted 2:2 or above).
Secondary applicants should have a degree relevant to the subject they want to teach. We consider related A-Level qualifications where your degree is not directly related for our Maths and Physics courses.
All applicants are required to have a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.
Primary applicants also need a GCSE/O'level/iGCSE* (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in Science.

*or international equivalent

Experience of being in a school and/or working with young people is preferred and will be beneficial during the application process. You can contact us to arrange school experience.

You must be eligible to study in the UK. We are unable to sponsor student route visas.