The National Autistic Society is offering a new series of training courses for professionals who work with pupils with autism aged five to 16. The training has been developed by the Autism Education Trust (AET).

We are the training 'hub' for this programme in south east England. This map will show the areas covered by the hub. 

The training programme includes a series of courses.  Courses can be run in-house at your school or we hold open access training events at various venues across the south-east region. In-house training is a great option if you have a number of people who wish to attend the training, saving you time and money.

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Making sense of autism (previously known as Level / Tier 1)

This is a 90-minute basic autism awareness training, for all teaching and non-teaching staff needing an understanding of autism (e.g. governors, caretakers, catering staff, drivers and passenger assistants). The training is delivered in your workplace on a date and at a time that is convenient for you.

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Good autism practice (Previously known as Level / Tier 2)

This one day training event has been designed to support all practitioners working directly with pupils on the autism spectrum to develop their practice. The course explores classroom-based strategies and autism competencies. It is suitable for teaching assistants, lunchtime staff and teachers.

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Extending good autism practice

This half day session is designed to build on the learning developed through ‘good autism practice’ by enabling delegates to deepen their understanding of autism and the implications for practice.

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Complex needs and participation

This one day session focuses on training for staff in specialist settings who support pupils on the autism spectrum who have complex needs. It aims to deepen participants’ understanding of autism and ways in which they can support pupil participation, including development of their personal and EHC Plans.

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Progression framework

This half-day training provides an overview of the autism progression framework which is available free from the AET website.

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Leading good autism practice (previously known as Level / Tier 3)

This one day session is designed for staff who have a leadership role that includes responsibility for developing provision for pupils on the autism spectrum within a school setting (SENCOs, Senior Leadership Teams, Inclusion Managers, Head teachers and strategic school staff).

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For more information about any of the training courses mentioned on this page, contact our training team:

Tel:  +44 (0)141 285 7117 

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