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Autism Education Trust

We're proud to work in association with the Autism Education Trust (AET) to offer a programme of face-to-face autism training for schools and further education settings.

Developed with support from the Department for Education, the training is aimed at staff working in mainstream schools, special schools and colleges, as well as those working in specialist settings for children and young people from 5-25.

We can offer AET training for schools in London as well as training for post-16 settings in London and the East of England. Training can be delivered on a date and at a time that works for you, or you can book to attend a course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

What's covered?

There are separate training courses for schools and colleges, to reflect the different challenges professionals face in supporting children and young people as they progress through their education. 

For schools

For a detailed breakdown of each training course, please view the AET schools programme flyer.

Tier 1  Making sense of autism

This is a 90-minute basic autism awareness training course for teaching and non-teaching staff who need an understanding of autism in their role. It's suitable for everyone: office staff, governors, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors, drivers and escorts or staff who work in other organizations 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. 

£250 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff or £45 per person at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London. 

Tier 2 — 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) and want to learn more, improve their practice or go on to Tier 3. This training course links to the new autism competency framework and the Ofsted framework. All delegates receive a certificate of attendance and possible further AET certification with the completion of an online portfolio. 

£1,000 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people). This training can be delivered as either a full day's session or a series of twilight sessions (3.30-5pm). Or £195 per person at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

Tier 2  Extending Good Autism Practice

This half day training course deepens delegates’ understanding, including theories of autism. Advancing skills in developing and applying strategies to facilitate progress and achievement, for teachers, teaching assistants and SENDCos. This training is suitable for all staff who have completed Tier 2 – Good Autism Practice. All delegates receive a certificate of attendance and possible further AET certification with the completion of an online portfolio. 

£500 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people). This training can be delivered at whatever time is suitable and takes three hours. It can also be delivered over two twilight sessions (3.30-5pm). Or £95 per person at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

Tier 3  Leading Good Autism Practice

This one day training course is aimed at staff involved in supporting children with autism and staff who may train or lead others in their setting. It goes further in depth into the psychological theories of autism and relates to teaching, learning and leading other staff or teams in an organisation. All delegates receive a certificate of attendance, with possible further AET verification by the completion of an online portfolio. This can be further discussed upon booking Tier 2 or Tier 3 training.

£1,000 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people - please contact us if you require more). This training can be delivered as either a full day's session or a series of twilight sessions (3.30-5pm). Or £195 per person if you attend the course at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London

Complex Needs and Participation

This one day training course covers similar ground to Extending Good Autism Practice but is more suited for staff who work in specialist settings supporting pupils on the autism spectrum who have complex needs. The course will provide practical strategies and a chance to evaluate participants own practice in relation to EHC planning for pupils with complex needs.

£1,000 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people). This training can be delivered as either a full day's session or a series of twilight sessions (3.30-5pm). Or £195 per person at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

Progression Framework

This is a half day training course suitable for both mainstream and specialist school practitioners who wish to gain an overview of the autism progression framework. The course will give participants an insight into how the framework is best utilised and setting appropriate learning goals for young people's individual needs.

£500 per session if delivered at your school for a group of staff (up to 20 people). This training can be delivered at a time suitable to you and takes three hours. It can also be delivered over two twilight sessions (3:30-5pm). Or £100 per person at our training venue in Muswell Hill, north London.

For colleges

For a detailed breakdown of each training course, please view the AET post 16 programme flyer.

Tier 1  Making sense of autism: raising awareness

This popular 90 minute basic autism awareness training course is for everyone involved in a post-16 setting who would benefit from an understanding of autism. This includes teaching and support staff, office staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff, governors, employers and careers advisers.

We can arrange a date and time with you and deliver this training at your organisation at a cost of £250 for up to 30 people.

Tier 2  Making sense of autism: for practitioners

This two day training course looks at practical approaches to developing teaching, learning and support strategies for all staff working directly with young people with autism (including tutors, learning support practitioners, assessors, trainers and job coaches).  

We can arrange a date and time with you and deliver this training at your organisation at a cost of £2,000 for up to 20 people.

Tier 3  Making sense of autism: for managers

This is a one day training course for all staff who may take a leadership role that includes responsibility for developing provision for young people with autism within a post-16 setting (including lead practitioners for autism, inclusion and/or curriculum managers and those who manage additional learning support). 

We can arrange a date and time with you and deliver this training at your organisation at a cost of £1,000 for up to 20 people.

How do I book?

You can book online for courses delivered from our training centre in Muswell Hill, north London.

To arrange for training courses to be delivered in your school or college, please email us at training@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk for further details or call our Training and Consultancy team on 020 8815 5166

Not in London or the East of England?

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

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