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Autism Awareness Courses:

  • Early Years
  • Schools
  • Post 16
  • HR
  • Managers
  • Customer Facing Roles

Enfys Training and Consultancy

*New* Agored Cymru Course: Understanding Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Enfys Training have been approved to run the Agored Cymru accredited qualifications and modules.

The course is aimed at anybody who would like an in-depth knowledge of the autism spectrum, how it affects individuals and best ways to support via adapting our communication, environment and being aware of sensory triggers. 

Unit Code: PT12CY126

Level: 2

Credit Value: 2

Duration: 2 days & reading time at home 

Assignment to be completed and sent in after the course to gain CPD Certificate

The course will cover the following: 

  1. Understand the difficulties that can be experienced by individuals who have autistic spectrum conditions. (ASC's)

         Describe the difficulties that may be experienced by individuals who have ASC to include: 

  •  communication and language
  •  social interaction and relationships
  •  inflexibility and restrictiveness
  •  sensory processing
  •  behaviour characteristics

    2.  Understand the importance of the autistic spectrum when supporting individuals who have an ASC

  •  Describe why the autistic spectrum is important in relation to supporting individuals who have an ASC
  •  Describe why autism can be considered as a spectrum of conditions

    3.  Understand how to support individuals who have and ASC

         Describe ways of supporting individuals who have an ASC in relation to: 

  •  families, parents and carers
  •  learning and education 
  •  environment
  •  structures and routines
  •  services
  •  communication

Autism Awareness Course

This course gives and introduction to autism, enabling participants to begin to empathise and start to consider how to adapt their practice with useful strategies. 

The course is suitable for anyone wanting to increase their understanding of autism and strategies to support individuals. 

The course will cover the following points:

  •  A brief history of autism 
  •  Key characteristics - understanding the main differences (often referred to as the 'triad of impairments')
  •  Common sensory differences
  •  Participants will leave with useful strategies to help with communication, social and sensory difficulties.

Autism Awareness Course: HR and Managers

A person on the autism spectrum can bring excellent qualities to the workplace. These qualities can be missed if the employee is not appropriately supported from a lack of autism awareness.

This course will support employers in the role of Managers or HR officers, with the correct understanding of the autism spectrum, how the autism spectrum affects individuals and what support they will need from the initial recruitment point, right through to relationships with colleagues, adapting the environment, and introducing strategies and routines. 

The course will include the following: 

  •  Introduction to the autism spectrum condition
  •  Key characteristics - understanding the main differences found in people with autism spectrum condition
  •  Sensory differences
  •  Co-occurring conditions
  •  Understand the benefits and increase your confidence of employing people with autism 
  •  Clarify the concept of reasonable adjustments and the Equality Act 2010
  •  Adapting the workplace, interviews, recruitment stages, developing strategies to provide structures and routines 

Autism Awareness Course: Customer Facing Roles

When it comes to people, the hospitality industry meets them all. Families, couples, business people, and with a rate of approximately one in one hundred people, chances are you’ve dealt with someone on the autistic spectrum, whether adult or child. Autistic people, like neurotypical people, are all different, but there some things you can do to help make staying in an unfamiliar place more comfortable and less distressing.

The course will include the following: 

  • Introduction to ASD

  • Key Characteristics

  • Sensory differences

  • Adaptations that can be made to the environment, communication aids and sensory adjustments.  

  • Sharing strategies and practical tips for staff in front of house roles, canteen/restaurants, staff interacting with children

  • Information and tips for safety and supporting distressed individuals.

Autism Awareness Course: Early Years

This course gives and introduction to autism awareness and is aimed at staff working or volunteering in an early years setting.

The course will cover the following points:

  • identify the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account when working with children on the autism spectrum.
  • know the importance of understanding the individual child on the autism spectrum and their profile of strengths and weaknesses.
  • identify the key areas to help children on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff and their peers.
  • know that many children on the autism spectrum can be unusually sensitive to everyday sights, sounds, touch, tastes and smells. 

Autism Awareness Course: Schools

This course is aimed within school-age education setting, mainstream and specialist services. This includes teachers, teaching assistants, transport staff, lunchtime staff, senior management, governors and service staff such as administrators. 

All participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the four key areas of differences that need to be taken into account. 
  • Know the importance of understanding pupils and their profile of strengths and areas for development. 
  • Identify the key areas to help pupils on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff peers, families and people in their community. 
  • Develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that pupils may experience.

Autism Awareness Course: Post 16

This training will give you an introduction to autism for individuals in post 16 education. The training would be ideal for teaching and support staff, office staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff, governors, employers and careers advisers.

All participants will be able to: 

  • understand the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account when working with young people on the autism spectrum.
  • know the importance of understanding the young person on the autism spectrum and their profile of strengths and areas for development.
  • identify the key areas to help young people on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff, peers and people in their community.
  • develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that young people on the autism spectrum may experience.

"Thank you for an engaging and informative presentations about autism; Without doubt, the information you presented will assist our staff and applicants in working with children and young people in the future. The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by all. "

Angharad Llwyd-Jones

Deputy Manager National training Plan and School Scheme 'Cam wrth Gam'. Mudiad Meithrin. 

"Thank you Einir for visiting us at Homestart - Ceredigion and delivering a session on Autism, raising awareness and helping our staff volunteers to support families more effectively. It was an interesting and enjoyable morning, thank you again. 

Avril Gartland

Homestart - Ceredigion 

"We had an excellent session by Einir Trimble here at the University for the secondary PGCE trainees. Interesting, varied, great, and professional use of visual resources, videos, learning experience, an opportunity to discuss and plenty of practical ideas to use in a school. All the trainees have benefited from the session and learnt so much about autism that will enable them to be more effective teachers."

Manon Lewis 

PGCE Tutor History and Geography

Aberystwyth University