The professional learning activities in this level are appropriate for staff who support children and young people who require targeted support, for example with severe and complex needs or complexity of need. They may also be appropriate for learners receiving skilled level of support.
There are a range of activities and resources, in a variety of formats to select. This is not an exhaustive list and further additional resources for enhanced support will continue to be included as the framework evolves.
Scottish Educational context and knowledge
Scottish Government: Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): GIRFEC resources
Communication and Collaboration: Developing positive relationships
Effective communication and collaboration
Involve me - ways of involving people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in decision-making and consultation.
Relationship Based Approaches
CALL Scotland: Severe and Complex Support Needs
Child wellbeing and development
Safeguarding and Child protection (Mandatory training will be provided by local authorities)
CYPMH: Professional Learning Resource
Language and communication development
SLCF - The Communication Trust - Specialist Level online learning. (Login required)
CALL Scotland: Webinar - North Lanarkshire Communication Friendly Resources
Symbols for All - provides teaching resources in an accessible format for learners with additional support needs.
Additional Support Needs – Complex Needs
Milestones to support learners with complex additional support needs
Principles into Practice - Scottish Transitions Forum
OpenLearn Create: Supporting Dyslexia, Inclusive Practice and Literacy 2.0 Supporting Dyslexia, Inclusive Practice and Literacy
Refer to your local authority for
- Moving and handling training
- Personal care training
Personal and professional development
DigiLearn: Professional Learning