Events, training and networks

Do you want to update your knowledge? Our courses and networking opportunities will help you include children and young people with a vision impairment.

We offer lots of opportunities to update your knowledge and network with colleagues both virtually and face to face.

Courses and Professional Network Meetings

RNIB/VIEW Braille Network days

Leeds: Friday 23 June 2017
London: Monday 10 July 2017

RNIB/VIEW Braille Network days provide an important opportunity to keep yourself up to date with good practice. Come together to share teaching techniques and resources for blind learners and to meet other people with similar interests and concerns.

The next meetings will focus on teaching phonics, maths resources for primary age braillists and introducing braille to children with additional needs.. Download the programme below:

Price: £40, including refreshments and sandwich lunch (VIEW members £30)

If you would like to attend then please download the booking form below and return to

Unified English Braille training delivered at your establishment

RNIB continues to offer the services of an experienced braille trainer who can visit your school or college to deliver a day of training in UEB.  For further details visit our one day literary braille course page.

VITAL network (Visual Impairment Touches All Learning)

Do you work with children and young people with complex needs and visual impairment? Would you like to get together with others in the same field?

Facilitated by RNIB, VITAL brings together teaching and associated professionals working with children and young people with complex needs and vision impairment. Our members work in schools, services, early years and health settings. 

Join us, and we’ll be in touch about networking, professional development and training opportunities - email

The details of VITAL network meetings to take place during Autumn 2017 will be released during the summer term. 

Further information about VITAL:

Online training

RNIB has handed over the delivery of the online courses below to VIEW, the professional association for the vision impairment education workforce. For more information on all courses please visit the View website or follow the links to individual courses below.

Effective teaching of literacy through braille

Key features of the course:

  • Open to qualified teachers of children and young people with vision impairment
  • Written and tutored by specialists in braille literacy
  • Combines online study and discussion activities
  • Leads to VIEW certificate
  • Studied online over 6 months
  • Begins January 2018
  • Cost:  £700 (£600 for VIEW members)

Find more information here.

Partners in Learning 

Key features of the course:

  • Accredited as level 3 BTEC course  
  • Uses a blended learning approach of online study and discussion activities.
  • Includes two face-to-face training days.
  • Consists of six units studied over 12 months
  • Includes regular group discussion work
  • Begins February 2018
  • Cost: £850 (VIEW members £750)

Watch our Partners in Learning video now!

Find more information here.

Understanding visual impairment in children and young people

Key features of the course: 

  • Designed to support professionals and parents to improve the quality of learning opportunities available to children and young people with vision impairment.  
  • You set your own pace.
  • Delivered online.
  • Includes assessment activities leading to a VIEW certificate.
  • Cost: £200 (VIEW members £140)

Find more information here.