Requesting an Education, Health and Care Plan – funded course

An Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessment is for children and young people who may need special educational provision to be arranged by the Local Authority (Devon County Council). It is a joint assessment from professionals who are or who may need to be involved with an individual to provide advice about specific provision to meet their needs. “The EHC needs assessment should not normally be the first step in the process, rather it should follow on from planning already undertaken with parents and young people in conjunction with an early years provider, school, post-16 institution or other provider.” (SEND Code of Practice 9.3)

This course is for Leaders, Managers, SENDCo’s and EYFS Practitioners who have responsibility for supporting children with SEND and additional needs.

Course Objectives:

  • Consider when a request for an EHCP assessment is appropriate
  • To clarify who may make a request
  • To understand the process of how you can make a request
  • To look at completion of the ‘Request for an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment’ form
  • To consider what is relevant supporting information


29.1.19 – Westbank, Exminster – 9.30-12.00

Places are limited to two people per setting per session. There is no cost for this training. Please note that there will be refreshments mid session only, but you are welcome to bring a hot or cold drink if you wish.


If you would like to attend the above course please apply online at: