Our Courses

Autism Awareness Courses:

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

Enfys Training and Consultancy

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 are 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.

Wellbeing and Resilience for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

For many young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) anxiety permeates their daily life. We too would be confused and extremely anxious if we experienced difficulties with:

  • Language and communication
  • Social understanding and relationships
  • Flexible thinking and social imagination
  • Sensory development
  • Poor generalisation
  • Attention, memory, understanding how others think and feel, getting the gist of a problem or situation before we plough into the detail

For young people with autism their emotional state often captures the essence of the day. A student who is confused, scared and anxious cannot focus on the teacher’s tasks or their own learning.

This training session will develop your understanding of how to best to support individuals on the autism spectrum and encourage resilience and a sense of wellbeing.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

This course is for HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for their organisation, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.

The course has two main aims: first, to raise awareness of neurodiversity in the workplace among employers; and second, to inspire more employers to action – to take steps to encourage neurodiverse job applicants, remove potential ‘friction points’ in the hiring process and to support their staff to achieve their potential.

The course will cover the following points:

  • Introduction to neurodiversity
  • Why neurodiversity matters
  • Common neurodivergent thinking styles
  • Making your people management approach neurodiversity smart
  • Building an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace

Dyslexia Awareness in Education

If you work with children with dyslexia, it’s important that you know how to support them and help them fulfill their potential. This extensive course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the challenges dyslexic children face and the techniques and learning activities you can use to help them

  • Introduction to Dyslexia
  • How Dyslexia impacts on a child’s learning
  • Spotting the signs
  • Testing for Dyslexia
  • Helping children with Dyslexia at home
  • Helping children with Dyslexia in education
  • Technology and Resources

Equality & Diversity Training

The course provides an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and details each of the protected characteristics, so you can learn more about what they are and how to avoid discrimination through your words and actions. 

  • Understand their workplace responsibilities as stated by the Equality Act 2010 
  • Understand what is meant by discrimination and be able to recognise the different types
  • Be aware of the importance of equality and diversity training so that the workplace can become tolerant and understanding

"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