Autism Education Trust training programme for schools

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Autism Education Trust and Department for Educatiion logosWe offer a programme of face-to-face autism training for schools in London. Developed by the Autism Education Trust (AET) with support from the Department for Education, the training is aimed at practitioners working in mainstream or special schools, as well as those working in specialist settings for children from the ages of 5–16 years.

The training can be delivered in your school on a date and at a time that is convenient for you or you can book to attend a course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

The training programme is split in to three levels:

Level 1 — Making sense of autism

A 90-minute basic autism awareness training course suitable for teaching and non-teaching staff who need an understanding of autism in their role including office staff, governors, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors, drivers and escorts or who work in other organisations with pupils this age (5-16). We believe in working with and employing young people and therefore co-present this training with a young adult with autism.

£125 per day if delivered at your school for a group of staff (no maximum number).

£30 per person if you attend a course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London:

  • 9 September 2014, 1.30pm–3pm (this course is free if you also book a Level 2 course)
  • 28 November 2014, 1.30pm–3pm
  • 20 January 2015, 3pm–4.30pm

Since doing this course I have been able to enhance my knowledge and understanding of autism. Before I lacked confidence because I felt I wasn’t knowledgeable, and did not understand...But because of this training I feel more confident.


Level 2 — Developing good autism practice

Delivered by an autism education specialist, this is a one day training course for staff who work with pupils with autism (teaching assistants or teachers) who want to learn more, improve practice or who want to go onto Level 3. Level 2 links to the new autism competency framework and the new Ofsted framework. All delegates receive a certificate of attendance and possible further AET certification with the completion of an online portfolio.

£650 per day if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 30 people). This can be delivered as either a full day's session or a series of twilight sessions (3.30-5pm).

£95 per person if you attend a course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London:

  • 24 September 2014, 9.30am–3.30pm
  • 6 February 2015, 9.30am–3.30pm

This session was fantastic. I have learnt so much and feel so much more confident in my awareness to include students with autism in my class. Thank you!


Level 3 — Building on existing knowledge and taking a lead in autism

This two day training course is aimed at staff involved in supporting children with autism and those who may train or lead other staff in their setting. It goes further in depth into the psychological theories of autism and relates to teaching and learning and leading other staff or teams in the organisation. All delegates receive a ‘Tools for teachers’ worth (£175) and Certificate of Attendance with possible further AET verification with the completion of an online portfolio. This can be further discussed upon booking Level 2 or Level 3.

£650 per day if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people - please contact us if you require more). This can be delivered as either two full day sessions or a series of twilight sessions (3.30-5pm).

£190 per person if you attend a course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London:

  • 29 & 30 January 2015, 10am–4pm
  • 29 & 30 April 2015, 10am–4pm

I feel more equipped to lead the support and provision for children with autism in my school. I have lots of ideas of what I would like to do to do this effectively.


Book the training

Please complete either the AET training in Muswell Hill booking form (DOC 81KB) or the AET training 'In Your Setting' booking form (DOC 84KB) and email it to the Training Team at or by mail to the address provided on the form.

Not in London?

If you're interested in receiving the training outside of the London region please visit the AET website to find your nearest hub.

Contact us

Please contact Jane Green on 020 8815 5166 or if you have any questions or want further information.