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Secondary School Training

Due to the current pandemic our training courses for education professionals are currently on hold while we develop a new online training platform to allow for more accessible, remote training for schools and school nurses. We hope that this will be ready by autumn 2021.

This is in the development stages currently. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments and notified as to when this platform is available, please register your interest here.

In the meantime, if you are a school looking for some information about eating disorders please take a look at our Worried About a Pupil page.

If you have a particular concern about a child or young person at your school, please contact the Helpline on 0808 801 0677.

You can also book a Beat Ambassador to deliver a short talk on the lived experience of eating disorder recovery to help raise awareness in your school while you wait for training to become available.

An informative, comprehensive and well-structured course delivering very good CPD value. Strong interactivity with a variety of case studies, activities, videos, and opportunities through discussion to boost learning and engagement throughout the course

While eating disorders can affect anyone of any age, school-age children are a particularly vulnerable group, and potential factors in an eating disorder’s development, such as trouble with peers and academic pressure, can appear in the school environment. School staff are ideally placed to spot the early signs of an eating disorder.

Spotting the Signs is designed to enable you to help pupils into treatment quickly.

Course Information

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the major eating disorders and the impact they have on day-to-day life.
  • Risk factors and early warning signs.
  • Possible barriers to early intervention and how these may be overcome.
  • How to support pupils.
  • How to refer a pupil to an eating disorder service and the services Beat offers.
Course Structure

This is a structured and interactive workshop. You will reflect on your own practice and within groups share stories and experiences. This course will also include presentations, putting learning into practice, understanding Beat’s services and signposting to local services. Also, where possible you will hear from an Ambassador on their lived experience of an eating disorder and develop an action plan to end the day.

  • Aside from the compelling topic, the whole day just left me feeling empowered and made me feel something that most training courses don’t – that I can help the young people in my care with very little if any extra workload or sense of dread!
  • The training has been extremely informative and has provided me with more confident in working with young people with eating disorders. Thank you for such valuable training.
Course Benefits
  • Earn CPD credits.
  • Feel confident at spotting the signs of eating disorders.
  • Learn how to advocate early intervention.
  • Develop the authority to make a referral.
  • Receive lifetime access to a specialist helpline for coaching support.