Wherever you are based, you have found the right place if you are looking for accredited training and continuous professional development (CPD) in:
- Inclusive teaching and learning
- Assistive technology
- Educational support and enabling strategies
- Needs assessment practice
- Managing challenging behaviour
- Supporting individuals with dyslexia
All our accredited courses are available either online, or face-to-face. The same fee applies to both modes of attendance - choose the one that suits you.
Face-to-face training is typically delivered at venues in central Scotland. If you are based outside Scotland and a number of employees in your institution are interested in participating, we are happy to discuss bringing the training to you.
BRITE qualifications are recognised and highly valued by employers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and beyond. Institutions validated by the Scottish Government to undertake needs assessments each employ at least one BRITE PDA graduate on their assessment team. Employers often directly approach BRITE to circulate vacancy information to trainees and graduates via our eNews service.
"Our institution values this award highly and regards it as a benchmark of achievement and knowledge for staff who are employed in the area of Inclusive Learning and Technology. Current job profiles include the award and relevant staff are supported by the college to achieve it."Nancy Birney, Cardonald College
"Completing this programme gave me not only the confidence to take forward the inclusiveness agenda in my own organisation with conviction, but also the confidence to undertake needs assessments with increased competence and efficiency."Anona Scott, Carnegie College
Choose a course to find detailed information including descriptors, course handbooks and more.
Facilitate Inclusive Learning Strategies (FILS) is for education and training practitioners who are actively involved in the support of learners, for example, lecturers, teachers, advisers and trainers.
Needs Assessment Practice (NAP) offers accredited training for educational practitioners who are actively involved in assessing the support needs of learners.
Educational Support Workers: Professionalism in Practice (ESW) focuses on the roles, responsibilities and key tasks relating to the provision of educational support in a range of settings.
PDA Dyslexia: Supporting Individuals with Dyslexia in Learning and Workplace Settings is suitable for those in informal and formal education, recruitment and human resources, health or social care settings, prison, probationary and ex-offender services.
PDA Inclusiveness: Facilitating Strategies to Support Learners with Additional Needs may be achieved by combining FILS and NAP.
PDA Learner Support may be achieved by combining Educational Support Workers: Professionalism in Practice and our new unit on Managing Challenging Behaviour (MCB).
Don't want to commit to a full course yet?
Why not come along to one of our themed seminars, or drop in to a free webinar? Meet the team and get a taste of what BRITE is all about
Need help deciding whether to attend face-to-face or online?
Many participants decide purely on the basis of personal preference, while others decide depending on which option is most convenient for them. If you are considering the online option, read our guide to eLearning with BRITE which outlines how we deliver online training and what we expected from participants.
vFILS: February or September
vPDA Dyslexia: September
vNAP: April or November
vMCB: May or October
Facilitate Inclusive Learning Strategies £595
Needs Assessment Practice £470
Educational Support Worker: Professionalism in Practice £470
Managing Challenging Behaviour £270
PDA Dyslexia £470
Free places are available on the pilot 'virtual' run of Managing Challenging Behaviour (vMCB), which starts in May 2013. Candidates will be eligible for a free place if they agree to be a participant evaluator. The free places are limited to 1 per institution. Contact us to find out more about the course and what is involved in being a participant evaluator.
The total cost of PDA Inclusiveness: Facilitating Strategies to Support Learners with Additional Needs, if FILS and NAP are booked separately, is £1065. However, the cost of registering from the outset for the full PDA in Inclusiveness, either as a face-to-face or virtual course, is £895 - a saving of £170 on the cost of registering and paying separately for each module.
A 10% discount on the fee for Educational Support Worker: Professionalism in Practice is available to those who have attended the introductory seminar, ESW: Key Skills.
If your institution hosts face-to-face delivery of one of our accredited courses and 12 of your staff are interested in undertaking the same course, BRITE can bring the training to you and deliver the programme on any weekday at a time to suit you (including twilight and evening). You have the added flexibility of negotiating the frequency of the training (e.g. weekly, fortnightly) and the cost per head is almost half that of registering individual candidates for the same programme. Contact us to find out more about in-house training.
Please contact us if you would like more information about:
Accreditation of prior experience and learning (APEL) in connection with individual aspects of our Professional Development Awards.