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Training courses for educators

Training courses for educators

A recent study of seven million young people found that around one in 57 children in the UK are autistic1, and 72% of autistic children and young people attend mainstream schools and academies.2 A well-educated workforce will drive the principle of delivering a positive education, which supports the success and well-being of all autistic children and young people.

With our courses you will:

  • Increase your understanding of autism and the experience of autistic learners
  • Understand how to make learning environments more accessible and inclusive of autistic young people
  • Learn and implement practical strategies and techniques to promote effective teaching and learning
  • Have confidence in working collaboratively with autistic learners, helping them to become stakeholders in their own learning.

 

We have a team of specialist trainers with a wide range of knowledge and expertise in education, autism and neurodiversity. 

Take a look at courses we have available for schools and post-16, and enquire today.

 

Courses for schools

Making sense of autism

The aim of this course is:

  • To have a greater understanding of autism and the differences that affect autistic pupils
  • To have a better knowledge of reasonable adjustments in order to support autistic pupils.

 

This course is for every school staff member, from catering to leaders, support staff to admin (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Good autism practice

The aim of this course is:

  • To gain strategies in tailoring a pupil-centred education for each autistic pupil
  • To make teaching practices more inclusive by considering how to encourage the autistic pupil and their family to become stakeholders in the pupil’s education.

 

This course is for staff who work with autistic pupils, including leaders, teachers and support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is three hours. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Progression framework

The aim of this course is:

  • To identify autistic pupils’ strengths and interests as starting points to build upon and improve their general wellbeing
  • To understand that progress is dependent on identifying the areas within which autistic pupils may need support.

 

This course is for staff who work with autistic pupils, including leaders, teachers and support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Anxiety and autism

The aim of this course is:

  • To be able to recognise when and how an autistic pupil may express anxiety
  • To know how to prevent and reduce the anxiety an autistic pupil may experience.

 

This course is for every school-staff member, from catering to leaders, support staff to admin (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Exclusions and autism

The aim of this course is:

  • To understand the law around exclusions, and how to avoid the risk of illegal exclusions occurring
  • To learn the triggers and strategies in managing distressed behaviours
  • To consider ways of supporting autistic pupils and their families during exclusion periods, and how to support transitions back to school.

 

This course is for staff who work with autistic pupils, including leaders, teachers and support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Courses for post-16

Post 16 - Making sense of autism: raising awareness

The aim of this course is:

  • To have a greater understanding of autism and know what makes good autism practice
  • To learn strategies that support autistic students in having better outcomes
  • To gain tools in your own reflective practice and in your post-16 setting.

 

This course is for every staff member in a post-16 setting, from catering to governors, careers advisors to transport staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The minimum duration for this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Post 16 - Transition from school to college

The aim of this course is:

  • To learn ways to support autistic young people to transition successfully from school to a post-16 setting
  • To better understand how to work collaboratively throughout the transition with the student and their family, and other key stakeholders in the process
  • To learn strategies that support autistic students in having better outcomes in college and beyond into adult life.

 

This course is for All staff who work directly with autistic students, from tutors to assessors, job coaches to support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The course can be booked either as a half day session (three hours), or full day session (six hours). Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Post 16 - Making sense of autism: for practitioners

The aim of this course is:

  • To have a greater understanding of autism and know what makes good autism practice
  • To learn strategies that support autistic students in having better outcomes
  • To gain tools in your own reflective practice and in your post-16 setting.

 

This course is for all practitioners who work directly with autistic students, from tutors to assessors, job coaches to support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The duration of this course is six hours (full day session). Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Post 16 - Making sense of autism: for managers

The aim of this course is:

  • To have a complete understanding of autism and of good autism practice
  • To learn techniques for the evaluation and development of autism practice within the post-16 setting, including how to audit staff in autism-specific knowledge and skills in order to identify needs for professional development
  • To understand the importance of pursuing good autism practice in terms of regulatory compliance.

 

This course is for all staff who may be in a leadership role or have a responsibility for the development of provision for autistic students within a post-16 setting. This includes lead practitioners as well as managers of learning support staff, curriculum and/or inclusion (maximum 30 delegates).

The duration of this course is six hours (full day session). Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 

Progression Framework

The aim of this course is:

  • To identify autistic pupils’ strengths and interests as starting points to build upon and improve their general wellbeing
  • To understand that progress is dependent on identifying the areas within which autistic pupils may need support.

 

This course is for staff who work with autistic pupils, including leaders, teachers and support staff (maximum 30 delegates).

The duration of this course is 90 minutes. Please contact the training team to enquire about costing.

 


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