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Autism Awareness Training Courses

If you have staff that are likely to encounter and work with autistic individuals, it’s important they are properly trained to be sensitive to and understand the individuals’ needs. This is especially vital in health and social care and educational settings.

Want to improve your staff’s understanding of autism? FMC offers autism awareness training in Carlisle, Cumbria and all over the UK. Training can take place in our Carlisle training facility or at your workplace if more convenient. Evening and weekend training can be arranged on request. Fill out our contact form to book your autism awareness training or call us on 01228 538016.

Roughly every 1 in 100 people in the UK have some form of autism. The condition affects an individual’s ability to communicate, make sense of the world, and relate to other people. As you can imagine, this can make everyday life more difficult to navigate for those with autism. So, it’s imperative that any support or care workers are properly equipped to deal with related challenges.

FMC’s autism awareness training course gives participants a real understanding of autism, teaching them the skills and knowledge necessary to deal with individuals sensitively and appropriately.

As autism is a condition that presents in wildly different ways from person to person, our training methods reflect that and are adaptable to suit the specific needs of the individual and the setting.

What will the autism awareness course cover?

This course is delivered over 3 hours. It is made up of group activity work as well as theoretical and personal reflection. Everyone that takes part will receive handouts containing course content. During the course participants will:

  • Increase their knowledge of autistic spectrum disorders
  • Learn about the autistic triad of impairment
  • Dispel myths about autism
  • Gain an understanding of psychological theories
  • Examine and discuss behaviours commonly associated with autism
  • Look at real-life situations and come up with strategies to manage behaviour
  • Receive a summary of top tips to help support people with autism in a positive manner
  • Look at the whole spectrum of autistic disorders
  • Work on and complete a project focusing on a single autistic client and their specific requirements

Completion of the course will reward participants with a certificate and make them eligible for Level 2 training, which will further increase their understanding of ASD and teach the formulation of behaviour strategies and other techniques useful when caring for people with autism.

Why use FMC for autism awareness training?

FMC director, Fiona Carruthers, has 18 years’ experience working in health and social care as well as experience as a college lecturer, assessor and internal verifier, and centre coordinator. With FMC, she offers RQF-accredited, evidence-based training ideal for demonstrating learning and competency to CQC and Ofsted.

FMC’s training is annually reviewed and inspected to ensure we continue to deliver the highest standard of quality. You have the option of receiving training at your workplace or at FMC’s fully-equipped training centre in Carlisle.

Courses typically run Monday to Friday 9.00 - 16.30, however, evening and weekend training can be arranged to suit requirements. All courses can be adapted to match your organisation as well as individuals working requirements, so the training you receive will be highly specific and useful.

Need to get your team trained for autism awareness? FMC create a warm, friendly atmosphere in which to deliver tailored training. Get in touch via our contact form to book your autism awareness training or give us a call on 01228 538016 /Mob: 07776 428 563 to book now.

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