CPD Accredited Level 3 Certificate Neurodiversity & Inclusion Train-the-Trainer (Deliver Neurodiversity Training to Individuals & Organisations / Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes / Best Practices to Support Neurodivergent Individuals)

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This Positive Psychology Guild CPD Accredited Level 3 Diploma course has been designed with in-depth consultation with families and individuals with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other differences that make us Neurodivergent. It is cutting edge and based on best practice guidelines and can be delivered within either a taught or distance learning environment (DL). We are proud to be a CPD provider with the CPD Group: https://thecpdregister.com/view/positive-psychology-guild-777427

PPG partners with many organisations on autism research, and has launched its own Autism Centre. The centre has an open collaboration and co-production ethos, and welcomes discussion and partnership with other Organisations and Individuals.

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1. Course Overview

Successful completion of this course will certify you as a Neurodiversity & Inclusion Trainer and Strengths-Based Neurodiversity Practitioner.

You will study Neurodiversity & Inclusion starting with an in-depth journey through Autism. You will also receive supplementary course learning materials on other neurodivergent profiles (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, OCD, Tourette’s, and ADHD).

You will also be introduced to the Positive Psychology topics of strengths, authenticity, and resilience and learn how to integrate a strengths-based and person-centred/led approach into your professional practice.

On graduation, you will be qualified and certified to run training events on neurodiversity and inclusion. You may also apply for Professional Membership as a Strengths-Based Neurodiversity Practitioner with the Positive Psychology Guild (see here for more details) which provides a code of conduct for practice.

Graduates may also integrate what they have learned on this course into an existing professional practice with adults and children (e.g. as teachers, healthcare workers, counsellors, coaches).

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Student Profiles

This course is designed for people who wish to gain a practical understanding of Neurodiversity & Inclusion and how to translate this knowledge into practice in a workplace, community or your practice.

You may be interested in one particular neurodivergent profile (e.g. autism, ADHD, OCD, Tourettes, dyslexia, dyspraxia), or several, and will be motivated to include neurodivergent individuals in the corporate workplace and other organisations (e.g. schools, charities, healthcare, private coaching or counselling practice).

Students and graduates of this course tend to have a personal and professional interest in this topic. They are also interested in learning how a Positive Psychology-informed approach can support the creation of neurodiverse and inclusive workplaces, organisations, and communities, and how they can apply Positive Psychology to support their own wellbeing in practice.

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Our Course Tutors & Trainers

This course is delivered by people who are passionate about Autism and Neurodiversity.

All of our tutors and trainers are either neurodivergent or have a strong connection with neurodiversity (e.g. family member, working in a neurodiverse team). They are there to help empower you to learn and give you autonomy over your own learning process whilst supporting you through each stage of the process.

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Course Delivery & Timeline

This course is delivered online by the Positive Psychology Academy.

The Academy is a virtual learning environment where you will access your course materials and if you wish, connect with other students in a virtual Neurodiversity & Inclusion group.

The course is delivered through a combination of self-paced studies with tutor support. You will study the course materials in your own time then meet with your tutor via Zoom to develop your assignments.

The total qualification time for this course is 120-180 hours.

The course is designed to be completed on a part-time basis (5-7 hours/week) in 6-9 months and you may take up to 12 months in total. It can be completed in 3 months if you are studying full-time.

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Entry Criteria

This is a Level 3-ranked qualification.

The depth and complexity of this qualification is at level 3. Upon completion you will have the option to join the PPG Register of Practitioners as a Strengths-Based Neurodiversity Practitioner – and to benefit from membership and insurance within your practice.

To apply, we recommend that you hold a Level 2 qualification or above (e.g. a GCSE), or the equivalent (e.g. relevant work experience and professional training), and be willing to engage in Level 3 studies that are delivered through a blend of live tutor engagement and self-directed studies outside of tutor calls.

You will need to have a keen interest in neurodiversity and inclusion. Practical experience in this field is helpful but not essential.

For further information or to apply, please read on or contact us at: training@ppnetwork.org

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2. Course Outline

Level 3 Diploma Neurodiversity & Inclusion (Train the Trainer)

This course is delivered over 6 units. The first three units will provide you with the knowledge base required for professional practice. The last three units will equip you with the professional skills and awareness to apply your learning in workplace contexts.

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Neurodiversity & Inclusion
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Unit 3: Introduction to Strengths-Based Approaches
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Ethics & Values
  • Unit 5: Introduction to Training Skills
  • Unit 6: Introduction to Policy Guidance

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Neurodiversity & Inclusion

  • Exploring the latest research, theory, and practice on specific neurodivergent profiles including ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), dyslexia, dyspraxia, Tourettes, alexithymia, and other comorbidities such as mood disorders and affect.
  • Exploring the impact of stress from a neurodivergent perspective delivered by an individual with autism, Tourettes, and anxiety
  • Understanding how stress, anxiety, and wellbeing are experienced within neurodiversity
  • Identifying mechanisms to reduce the impact of the stress and anxiety experienced by neurodivergent individuals
  • Collaborative design of coping strategies – working with neurodivergent individuals
  • Developing organisational neurodiversity and inclusion policy
  • Exploring family and organisational dynamics, and impact on the families, teams and organisations where there are neurodivergent members
  • Identifying support needs and strategies required by neurodivergent individuals
  • How to plan and respond to the changing support needs of families that include neurodivergent members as a long term – lifelong process

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Autism & Comorbidities

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Positive Psychology & Strengths-Based Approaches

  • Exploring strengths, authenticity, resilience, positive emotions, and motivation
  • Understanding strengths-based approaches from a Positive Psychology perspective
  • Understanding ethics and values in professional practice
  • How to apply for Professional Membership as a Strengths-Based Practitioner with the Positive Psychology Guild

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Training Skills & Assessment

  • Training methods and techniques
  • Critical reflection and evaluation of practice
  • Assessment of knowledge and training skills

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3. Certification

This qualification is accredited by the Positive Psychology Guild (PPG).

PPG is a Not for Profit Organisation and a government registered learning provider with a UK Provider Reference Number: 10067939.

On successful completion of your certificate, you will receive a certificate stating that you hold a Level 3 Diploma Neurodiversity & Inclusion (Train the Trainer). You may refer to yourself as a Neurodiversity & Inclusion Trainer (PPGDip) and Strengths-Based Practitioner.

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4. Next Steps

Entry to this course is open several times a year.

Upcoming enrolment dates are:

  • Tuesday 28th May 2024 (Group Induction via Zoom same day from 6pm-8pm UK / Application Deadline: Friday 10th May 2024)*
  • Tuesday 24th September 2024 (Group Induction via Zoom same day from 6pm-8pm UK / Application Deadline: Friday 6th September 2024)*

*Please note you must attend the group Zoom induction in order to receive access to your course learning materials. After this, you will progress to self-paced learning with course learning materials provided through our online Academy. You will then meet with the course tutor and peers in group Zoom calls to discuss your learning and assignments. Group tutor calls are scheduled.

For a copy of the group tutor call schedule prior to application, please contact a member of our team at: training@ppnetwork.org

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CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE

Please see the above application deadlines. Following submission of your application, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. We recommend applying early given the limited number of spaces.

Our team members are available to answer questions on the course and guide you through the application process. For further information, please contact: training@ppnetwork.org

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Course Fees

The diploma qualification fee is £1,450 (September 2023+ fees) plus VAT (20%) = £1,740.

This includes:

  • Online access to the Positive Psychology Academy
  • Online access to self-paced study materials (audio-visual, written)
  • Group tutoring, tutor feedback, and assessments
  • Certification on successful completion of the course

Standard payment options (individual learners):

  • Single payment during enrolment with a £100 discount (£1,350 plus VAT = £1,620)
  • PPG Payment Plan 1- deposit (£450 plus VAT = £540) and 10 monthly instalments (£100 plus VAT = £120 x 10)
  • PPG Payment Plan 2 – deposit (£450 plus VAT = £540) and 5 monthly instalments (£200 plus VAT = £240 x 5)

Corporate payment option (employees):

  • Single payment during enrolment with a £100 discount (£1,350 plus VAT = £1620)

Payment Methods:

  • Bank transfer for full payments and deposits (UK & Overseas)
  • Direct debit for monthly instalments (UK only)
  • Stripe, PayPal for full payments, deposits, and monthly instalments (UK & Overseas)*

*Please note additional transaction fees apply – these can be confirmed on request.

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Organisational Training

This course is also available on request for organisational delivery.

Our Autism Centre team also delivers individual training sessions on neurodiversity and inclusion.

If you would like to learn more about organisational training options and rates, please contact us at: training@ppnetwork.org

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Joint Certification

Would you like to qualify as a Level 3 Neurodiversity & Inclusion Trainer and a Level 5 Strengths-Based Autism Practitioner?

You will begin your studies with the Level 3 Certificate in Neurodiversity & Inclusion (Train the Trainer). On completion of this, you will qualify as a Neurodiversity & Inclusion Trainer and Strengths-Based Neurodiversity Practitioner and may start (or continue) your professional practice in this domain. This part of your studies should take 6 months.

You will then continue onto an accelerated version of the Level 5 Diploma in Autism Research, Theory & Practice for Managers & Practitioners. On competition of this, you will qualify as a Strengths-Based Autism Practitioner and may start (or continue) your practice in this domain. This part of your studies should take 12-15 months.

Joint Certification Course Fees

The joint qualification fee is £2,450 (September 2023+ fees) plus VAT (20%) = £2,940.

Standard payment options (individual learners):

  • Single payment during enrolment with a £100 discount (£2,350 plus VAT = £2,820)
  • PPG Payment Plan 1 – deposit (£850 plus VAT = £1,020) and 16 monthly instalments (£100 plus VAT = £120 x 16)
  • PPG Payment Plan 2 – deposit (£850 plus VAT = £1,020) and 8 monthly instalments (£200 plus VAT = £240 x 8)

Corporate payment option (employees):

  • Single payment during enrolment with a £100 discount (£2,350 plus VAT = £2,820)

Payment Methods:

  • Bank transfer for full payments and deposits (UK & Overseas)
  • Direct debit for monthly instalments (UK only)
  • Stripe, PayPal for full payments, deposits, and monthly instalments (UK & Overseas)*

*Please note additional transaction fees apply – these can be confirmed on request.

For further information, please contact us at: training@ppnetwork.org

This course is delivered by the Positive Psychology Academy in partnership with our Positive Psychology Autism Centre. For further information on the Autism Centre, please visit its website here.

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