Professional Development Day (PDD)

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Date(s) - 26/04/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)


We invite any professional working with a young person who is aged 12-25, with a visual impairment (VI), to come and learn about how RNC, the UK’s leading Further Education College for people with sight loss, works to support students as they move into higher education, employment and/or independent living.

The day is free to attend and will include a tour of the College campus where you will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the day, as you meet our students and staff. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge and we will end the day with a Q&A session with our current students, Director of Learning and a member of our registry team.

Select the Word document below to view the programme for the day;

26 April PDD Programme (Word doc)


Highlights of the day include;

  • Practical support and advice about working with someone who has VI
  • Understanding the specialist support available both inside and outside of the classroom, including assistive technology, mobility and braille
  • Seeing the UK’s first Sports Academy, specifically for people with VI and how it includes provision for elite athletes as well as beginners
  • Visiting Europe’s first Cisco Networking Academy, specifically for people with VI

This development day will provide a great learning experience for anyone working with a young person with VI, and would be especially useful for SEN Teaching Assistants, Careers Advisors, Transition Support Workers and Social Workers.’


Previous attendees have said;

“Good mix of facilities & student interaction within the tour.”

“Helped me understand how a good foundation at RNC can help shape students’ confidence & aspirations.”

“So good to see many young people that we’ve worked with in the past doing so well.”

“Very inspiring visit.”


If you have any questions, please call RNC student enquiries on 01432 376 621 or email

We welcome professional individuals or teams to attend this event but places are limited so please complete the booking form below to secure your place(s).


PDD reply form - 26 April 2017


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