Training and Consultancy

ACE is one of the country's leading organisations offering training and consultancy on a wide range of education issues

Although we can't provide any face to face training at the moment we can still deliver our training to you remotely using zoom or by using our written resources with support.  Whatever your current training needs are please get in touch to discuss them with us.  

We have extensive experience in the education field and our frequent contact with parents and carers as well as education professionals means that our training is evidence based. Our training is regularly updated to reflect the latest changes in education law and guidance and our trainers are experienced, knowledgeable and committed professionals.

We offer three core types of training:

1. Training Seminars

ACE runs a seminar programme of approximately 4 seminars a term. We train mostly in London but also in cities nationally if there is demand. Our Seminar programme includes a full day of training and a comprehensive training manual for delegates.

We cover a range of topics such as:

- School Admissions & Admission Appeals

- School Exclusions & Exclusion Reviews

- Special Educational Needs and Disability

- The role of the SEN expert at IRP

For more detail and to see dates for our Seminar programme

2. Tailored Training

We can create bespoke training courses tailored to suit your specific needs. We can include local information and issues to make the training more relevant to you. We deliver the training at your location at a time convenient to you.

For more detail see Tailored Training

3. Education 'Step-by-Step' Training for advisors and advocates

This training package consists of our comprehensive 'Education Step-by-Step' advisors manual and a full day's training on how to use it, together with free updates for the first year. The manual provides advisors with legally accurate information on the main areas of education law and guidance in which problems can arise. Written in a straightforward accessible style, the manual remains an invaluable up-to-date resource for those giving advice to parents and young people or advocating on their behalf.

For further details see ACE Edcuation Step by Step package

Who should attend ACE training?

  • Appeal panel and Review panel members
  • Local Authority staff
  • School staff and school governors
  • Clerks
  • Advisers/Lawyers
  • Social workers
  • Those who advise or work with parents/carers and young people at school
  • Those who want to know about education law

All courses have CPD accreditation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Our reputation is excellent

  • "I will definitely book ACE training again"
  • "Trainer's knowledge was excellent"

Training Enquiries

For all enquiries about training please contact us on 020 8888 3377 or email

Training Vouchers

You can now purchase ACE training vouchers, redeemable against all ACE training and consultancy services with the exception of Education Step by Step annual updates. Contact us on 020 8888 3377 or email for further details.

Training Packs

Our comprehensive training packs can be bought separately for those unable to attend a course. Contact us on 020 8888 3377 or email for further details.

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