Welcome to SCIL

We provide a range of high quality training opportunities for those who work or volunteer in children and young people’s services. Our aspiration is to establish a workforce that embraces a culture of lifelong learning, where everyone feels valued and is able to reach their full potential. Whatever their role, we aim to ensure that the workforce has the skills and knowledge necessary to help every child and young person stay safe, develop and succeed. 

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Back to Home Support Services for Education 

Support Services for Education is a newly formed traded unit within Somerset County Council offering a wide variety of support services for all education providers including; Schools, Academies, Early Years Providers, Childcare settings and Local Authorities.​ We have extensive experience of providing high quality services to educational settings and our expertise provides the support they need to enable them to focus on delivering educational excellence to all children and young people. 

For more information - www.supportservicesforeducation.co.uk​


Newly approved and accredited Foundation Degree in Learning and Development From Early Years to Adolescence (0-19) starting September 2016. 

This two year Foundation Degree is designed for those who wish to gain a higher level qualification in Working with Children & Young People from the ages 0-19 years.  If you are working in the children and young people’s workforce for example; Children’s social care, the ‘GetSet’ services, Early Years, Play work, childminders, youth work, the Youth offending team or a PRU then this could be an exciting opportunity for you to gain an academic practice based qualification.

For more information click here.

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Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL)
Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7QP
P: 01823 348 268
E: SCIL@somerset.gov.uk
Please note: If you are using a Sat Nav, please contact us for specific directions. The above postcode will not direct you to our centre. 

SCIL Opening Times

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8.15am - 5.00pm

8.15am - 5.00pm

8.15am - 4.00pm

 Public holidays and School holidays may create alterations to these times.


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Upcoming Courses

Individualised Literacy Intervention

31st October 2016 - 23rd March 2017

What is it? The course aims to train SENCO’s and teaching assistants to deliver an Individualised Literacy Intervention effectively and understand the basic principles of high quality interventions. Research has shown that this intervention can more than double the rate of progress.

BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice Top-Up

31st October 2016 - 17th April 2017

The BA Hons in Professional Practice is designed to provide the basis for application for initial teacher training. Prospective students should ensure that they can meet the subject knowledge requirements of a relevant ITT course before undertaking the BA Hons in Professional Practice.

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

1st November 2016 - 21st March 2017

These sessions will focus on children requiring Epipens or Midazolam and those who have shunts due to hydrocephalus. A maximum of two of these three subjects will be covered in each session dependent on demand.

Supporting the Learning and Development of Under 2’s

2nd November 2016 - 18th March 2017

This New course will develop your knowledge and understanding of high quality provision for babies and toddlers when implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module (NEW)

2nd November 2016

This newly revised Universal Module will be a 4 hour course but will be split into two sessions of 2 hours. There is a practical task which participants are asked to complete between the two sessions. Completing a practical task between sessions is integral to each module.

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