We offer fully accredited training in all four of our key areas of specialism

Alternative Education

We offer a range of courses to help professionals working with children and young people. Whether you work in Alternative Provision or with students in mainstream settings who have Special Educational Needs, our courses offer something for all levels of ability and experience.

We offer accredited training and qualification to those working professionally with children and young people in the following:


Behaviour Management

Our courses in Behaviour Management are specific to Special Educational Needs, Youth Work and Alternative Provision contexts.

We offer:

Outdoor Education
Our courses in The Management of Challenging Behaviour have been accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning and Northern College of Further Education (NCFE). We also deliver professional training nationwide at universities with Outdoor Leadership degree programmes. We can offer:

  • 2  hour seminar/workshop sessions on the challenges of working with youth at risk in the outdoors
  • Full day workshop sessions of the challenges of working with youth at risk in the outdoors
  • Guest lecturing on our outdoor learning research data in collaboration with Huis Technologies.

Releasing Potential also offers a range of outdoor qualifications suitable for professionals working with young people in the outdoors via our Outdoor Education Centre of Excellence and Sailing Academy including:

  • Forest School Practitioner Level 2 (NOCN)
  • RYA Powerboat Level 1 & RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA VHR course (online)
  • RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme (Levels 1-3)
  • Youth Coastal Rowing Scheme (YCRS) coaching qualifications.
Special Educational Needs
The Releasing Potential Institute is a registered centre delivering the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. We deliver this qualification via a bespoke route that focuses on Special Educational Needs, and, in particular, on behaviour management. We offer the following modules as a route to the Level 5 qualification: Core Modules: 

  • 01: Teaching, learning and assessment in education & training (20 credits)
  • 02: Developing, teaching, learning and assessment in education & training (20 credits)
  • 03: Theories, principles, and models in education & training (20 credits)
  • 04: Wider professional practice and development in education & training (15 credits)

Bespoke modules:

  • 05: Action learning to support development of subject specific pedagogy (15 credits)
  • 23: Specialist delivery techniques and activities (09 credits)
  • 24: Teaching in a specialist subject area (15 credits)
  • 39: Managing behaviours in a learning environment (6 credits)

12-Hour SEND Mediation Training Course (CPD) Releasing Potential Institute, alongside Releasing Potential Mediation, now offers a 12-hour CPD course for Mediators working on SEND mediation cases in the UK. Part of the new Professional Standards for SEND Mediators (DfE, 2018) the course has been accredited by the College of Mediators. For more information please see our course pages.


Releasing Potential Institute
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100


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