CCEA provide a wide range of support for special and mainstream schools in all aspects of SEN.

This includes:

research and development of curriculum, assessment and qualifications;
guidance and advice; and
support materials, online courses and webinars.

To find out about events which are currently available please see our Events Page or sign up to our SEN newsletter or for any other queries please email

Other training resources

We are developing a range of training resources that will allow you to avail of some of our training in your own time and at your own pace. These resources can be used as an individual or as a co-ordinator to facilitate a training session during directed time.

Q Skills online training courseQ Skills online training course

The prerequisite skills (Q Skills) online training course is now available for all teachers of learners with special educational needs (SEN) who are building their skills towards Level 1 on the Levels of Progression. The course provides training on the Q Skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT. It also includes advice for Assessment Coordinators and a PowerPoint which they may use for their own in-school training needs.

SEN Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities online courseSEN Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities online course

This course is available to all teachers in Northern Ireland and is an excellent way to get a quick refresher on what the thinking skills are and on how to use the SEN Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities framework within your school. There are also resources for coordinators to run a directed time session.

A Window On Special – Continuing Professional DevelopmentA Window On Special – Continuing Professional Development

A range of CPD resources have been designed to complement the videos that form CCEA’s A Window On Special series. Schools may find it useful to use these CPD resources in training sessions with staff.