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The Sensory Loss Bundle consists of three courses aimed at practitioners working with learners with a sensory loss or impairment. We cover the role of the senses in learning; types and causes of visual and hearing loss and their implications for learning in the classroom.

These courses are aimed at special schools and specialist provisions working with learners with complex needs; autism and SEND. They are suitable for teaching assistants, teachers, therapists and other educational practitioners.

Led by Richard Hirstwood who is passionate about enabling educators/practitioners to maximise the impact of delivering sensory learning opportunities, in a sensory room or other learning environments, with the resources available to them.

In ‘The Senses and Learning’ we look at each of our eight senses and how we use them. We explain how learners with sensory impairments and/or autism may experience barriers to learning and explore practical strategies to reduce these barriers, including the use of repetition.  For learners with visual impairment, the environment can be challenging.  In an ‘Introduction to Visual Impairment’, Richard looks at the types of visual impairment and their causes and considers the implications of these impairments for learning, providing practical ways to support learners with visual impairment in the classroom.  Continuing with an ‘Introduction to Hearing Impairment’, Richard outlines how a hearing impairment can affect how a learner interacts with their environment. He explains the three basic types of hearing impairment, their causes and the implications for learning. There are practical strategies to support learners with hearing loss in the classroom.

A full course curriculum, details about your tutors and testimonials are available by clicking the individual course below.

The Senses and Learning

Our senses play a vital role in living and learning. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how our learners receive and understand the information their senses send to them. This…

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An introduction to visual impairments

£24 (Single Ticket) and part of the Sensory Loss Bundle – For learners with visual impairment, the environment can be challenging. We look at the types of visual impairment, causes…

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An Introduction to Hearing Impairment

£24 (Single Ticket) Hearing impairment affects how a learner interacts with their environment. This course explains the types of hearing impairment, their causes and implications for learning. Finally, we provide…

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Online learning: practicalities


Each course contains a mixture of video, text, photos, infographics, downloadable resources and a quiz.


Modules within the course end with a summary of key points


Each module includes Reflective Practice activities


Learning can be accessed in any location, on any device, at any time


A side bar indicates progress through the course


All movies are closed captioned in English


On completion of each course a certificate can be downloaded and printed


Each individual staff member has their own login 


Learning is flexible and convenient 


Any learning or reflective practice can be revisited

The Sensory Loss Bundle Costs

Access to the Sensory Loss Bundle is for 12 months – plenty of time to learn when it suits you.

To buy up to 50 users/logins costs £495 plus VAT.

To buy 100 users/logins costs £990 plus VAT.

To buy 150 users/logins costs £1495 plus VAT.

We can give you a quote for numbers inbetween these or more – please email or call 01524 426395 to discuss a specific number of logins/costs.

Once the number of logins is agreed, a PO number will confirm your order.

To create access for your school or setting we will need:


  1. A spreadsheet of names and email addresses of staff who need access to the online learning.  This should be in .xlsx or .csv with separate columns for first name/last name and email address.  Please check that the email addresses are correct!


  1. A name and email address for a designated ‘administrator’ for your account.


The administrator will be able to track the progress of each individual member of staff through the online learning.


Each member of staff will have their own unique account which they will log into using the email address supplied. Once enrolled, staff will receive an email with their login instructions.