Improving learner outcomes

Course delivery

Online learning means that participants can log in to their course anywhere at any time, using a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone, making it possible to fit study sessions around work and home life.

Communities of Practice

Participants don’t study alone, however – they learn in communities of practice supported by a tutor. In addition to their independent study, they reflect on current practice and share experiences together in discussion forums, and put their learning into practice through the creation and implementation of support plans with the help of feedback from the community and tutor.

Talking in person to my tutor was most helpful, as it was easier to discuss different techniques.

– Teaching Assistant (2021)


A tutor is typically a school or education system professional who supports teaching teams to develop SEND practice and provide an inclusive education. After a period of training with OLT, they can cascade the training to teams and communities of practice. The tutor sets the requirements for completing the course and shapes discussion topics to suit development needs, and provides mentoring support. Where appropriate, they can reinforce learning with training sessions online or in person.

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This course is very user-friendly, informative and thought provoking. My tutor has been very supportive and helpful with feedback.

– Teacher (2021)

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