Autism awareness course

Our autism awareness course explores the signs, symptoms, behaviors and impact of autism for learners. It helps you to increase your knowledge, confidence and skills to embed effective practice into the support your provide. You will learn more about the condition and how you may adapt your communication, teaching strategies and environment to enable your learners to achieve their full potential.

Pricing options

SET member: £85

Non-SET member: £100

This is a subsidised rate for providers that receive funding from the ESFA.

For providers not receiving funding the full cost is £150.


Date: 23/01/2019
Price: from £100.00
All free places taken
Booking Close Date: 20/01/2019
Session 1
Date: 23/01/2019 09:30 - 16:30
Venue: MSE Meeting and Training Rooms (London), MSE Meeting and Training Rooms, 103A Oxford Street, W1D 2HG
Date: 13/02/2019
Price: from £100.00
All free places taken
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Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 12 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Hastings, Ipswich, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough, Stoke, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book as normal. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet and then click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero.

SET Membership

SET members are entitled to an exclusive 15% discount off this ETF professional development course.

Find out more about SET membership on the Society for Education and Training (SET) website.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for:

  • all staff working in the Further Education sector, including employers working with young people transitioning from education into work. 

Training aim

This workshop will help you to increase your knowledge around autism and develop the confidence and skills to provide high quality educational experiences for learners with autism and related conditions.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • understand autism and how it can impact individuals
  • explore the effect of co-occurring conditions
  • adapt written and verbal communication to accommodate the needs of learners
  • make adjustments to teaching/training methods to facilitate effective learning and thinking
  • consider sensory issues and adjust the learning environment accordingly
  • understanding the emotional and social issues experienced by learners with autism
  • support the learner effectively during progression and transition.

Length of the course

This is a full day face-to-face course with opportunities for collaborative learning. At the end of the day, you will receive a post-course guide providing key learning and signposting to additional helpful resources.

Entry Requirements

A link will be sent within the joining instructions to a pre-course workbook. Completion of the workbook will support your learning experience during the day workshop.

Within the workbook you will find a link to a short initial assessment survey. We would encourage you to complete the survey to establish a baseline for your learning journey.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830