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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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​

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Leadership and management courses
Teaching and schools’ courses
Early years courses
Safeguarding Courses
Safeguarding courses
Early Years Leadership Framework Website
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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

8.15am - 5.30pm

8.15am - 5.30pm

8.15am - 5.30pm

8.15am - 5.30pm

8.15am - 4.30pm

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


Somerset Business Awards Winner 2013

Investors in People Champion

Upcoming Courses

Calling all Early Years SENCOs

3rd May 2016 - 23rd May 2017

This two day course focuses on sharing quality, inclusive practice set within the delivery of the EYFS framework and the SEN Code of Practice, whilst following the Early Support Principles. It will also provide opportunities for participants to focus on areas of development within their own setting.

Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) - Basic Awareness Training

3rd May 2016 - 7th May 2016

A new and exciting observational tool for assessing practice in centre-based early education and care. This quality training will enable practitioners to focus on sustained shared thinking and emotional wellbeing of children.

Basic Awareness Child Protection

5th May 2016 - 10th March 2017

The SSCB Somerset Safeguarding Children Board has designed a training package that gives the basic overview staff need, with regard to their safeguarding and child protection responsibilities.

Level 4 Specialist Teaching Assistant Award Working with Children & Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D)

10th May 2016

This course has been designed to foster high expectations and skills those working to support disabled pupils and pupils with SEN in the classroom. The delivery and assessment of this qualification includes comparable expectations and breadth of standards as previously required for HLTA status

ILM Level 3 Award in Mentoring

10th May 2016 - 12th July 2016

This programme is designed to equip potential and practising team leaders and first line managers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as workplace mentors as part of their normal role. Candidates will obtain a level 3 Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification awarded by the City and Guilds of London Institute.

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