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 is split into three levels.  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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Tier 1

Level 1 is a 90-minute basic autism awareness training session delivered by education specialists. This level is suitable for teaching and non-teaching staff who need an understanding of autism in their role (including office staff, school governors, caretakers, drivers and escorts). The training is delivered in your workplace on a date and at a time that is convenient for you.

Find out more about Tier 1

Tier 2

Level 2 is a one-day training course for all staff who directly support a child with autism, delivered by specialist teachers. The course looks more specifically at classroom-based strategies and autism competencies. It is suitable for teaching assistants, lunchtime staff and teachers.

Find out more about Tier 2

Tier 3

Level 3 is a two-day training course for SENCOs and managers involved in supporting children with autism, or who lead other staff. As with Level 2, this training is delivered by teacher specialists. Entry to Level 3 is via Level 2 or equivalent.

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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