Level 3 Certificate Neurodiversity & Inclusion (Train the Trainer)

Autism / Autism Awareness / Certificates / Neurodiversity / Positive Psychology in Practice / Training Courses

This CPD Accredited Level 3 Diploma course has been designed with in-depth consultation with families and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. It is cutting edge and based on best practice guidelines and can be delivered within either a taught or distance learning environment (DL). Full tutor support is given throughout the course if the DL option is selected, and it is anticipated that the course will take approximately four weeks to complete. PPG partners with many organisations on autism research, and has launched the UK Autism Centre. The centre has an open collaboration and co-production ethos, and welcomes discussion and partnership with other Organisations and Individuals.

Unit 1: Understanding Autism

  • How autism has come to be defined and diagnosed
  • An exploration of common difficulties often faced by people with autism
  • An exploration of strengths and unique attributes of people with autism
  • Exploring common stereotypes about people on the autism spectrum
  • Creating positive and enabling work environments for people on the autism spectrum.

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Unit 2: Autism & Communication

  • Psychology of language development and positive communications
  • An exploration of variations in use of language and communication in autism
  • Exploring factors that can facilitate (successful) communication at work
  • Responding to the natural communication preferences of people on the autism spectrum at work.

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Unit 3: Autism & Sensory Experience

  • Psychology of information processing and how to identify your own preferences
  • Understanding differences in how people on the autism spectrum experience and process information
  • Identifying the impact of sensory differences on every day life for people on the autism spectrum
  • Recognising and responding to sensory needs of people on the autism spectrum at work.

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Unit 4: Autism & Anxiety / Stress

  • Exploring the impact of stress for those on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Understanding how stress, anxiety, and wellbeing are experienced by autistic people
  • Identifying mechanisms to reduce the impact of the stress and anxiety experienced by autistic people
  • Collaborative design of coping strategies – working with Autistic people.

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Unit 5: Support Strategies

  • Exploring family and organisational dynamics, and impact on the families, teams and organisations where there are members on the autism spectrum
  • Identifying support needs and strategies required by people on the autism spectrum
  • How to plan and respond to the changing support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum as a long term – lifelong process.

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Unit 6: Positive Psychology

  • Introduction to Positive Psychology Fundamentals (Strengths, Authenticity, Resilience, Wellbeing, Positive Emotions, Motivation)
  • Positive Psychology for Autistic Individuals
  • Positive Psychology for Parents/Family, Carers, Managers & Practitioners

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Unit 7: Training & Assessment

  • Training methods and techniques (e.g. differentiation, curriculum development, participant motivation, assessment process, quality assurance, safe learning environments)
  • Critical reflection and evaluation of practice
  • Assessment of knowledge and training skills (peer feedback, observed training, online quizzes, and critical report covering several areas, e.g. discussion of inclusive policies at work for neurodiverse individuals, laws that impact neurodiversity at work, and reflective practice).

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Course Delivery

Due to Covid restrictions, the course is currently delivered online. When Covid restrictions lift, in-person training will be available at our HQ in Doncaster (DN4 8QP).

The online delivery takes place in 3 phases:

  1. Online studies with full tutor support for units 1-5
  2. Online webinar participation (x3) for units 6 and 7
  3. Formative and summative assessments throughout

The course is available on request and our training team will work with you to develop your timeline.

An estimated completion time for Phase 1 (units 1-5) is 5 weeks (weekly pace for each unit) or 10 weeks (fortnightly pace for each unit).

The estimated completion time for Phase 2 is 3 weeks (3 x 3-hour webinars delivered weekly). Phase 3 ties together the assignment process that begins in Phase 1 and runs throughout the course.

Training is delivered by a neurodiverse team, including high functioning autistic individuals who lead and manage our Autism Centre and non-autistic colleagues.

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Course Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 3 “Train-the-Trainer” Certificate in Neurodiversity & Inclusion. You will be qualified to deliver neurodiversity and inclusion training in professional settings.

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Course Costs

The course cost for individuals is £1450 payable in full at the start of the course or through a zero interest personal payment plan with a deposit of £450 and subsequent monthly installments (Option 1: 12 x £100 or Option 2: 6 x £200).

The course cost for companies and organisations is £1450 for one participant, payable in full at the start of the course. Group training is available at a further cost of £250 per participant (up to 15 participants).

For details on enrolment or bookings contact: autism@ppnetwork.org

 

 

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