Parent carers have told us that they would like information on specialist training opportunities which may be available for them.
We have produced this list of training providers, most of them are run by outside providers and are not provided by the council. We have made every attempt to ensure all information held here is accurate, but we cannot accept any responsibility for third party services. Their inclusion here is for your information only and does not represent endorsement or recommendation by the council.
Some of the courses have a cost associated with them and we have tried to indicate when this is the case, though sometimes they are free depending on your personal circumstances.
If you find that any of the links don't work, or you know of a training provider which isn't here, please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult learning from Worcestershire County Council
Worcestershire County Council run several adult learning courses for parents and parent carers. There is a small cost for these courses unless you meet certain entry criteria. Currently courses are running online and new courses are being added all the time.
Other organisations that provide courses
- The National Autistic Society offer online training courses (opens in a new window), some modules are free but most have a small cost
- The Curly Hair Project (opens in a new window) offer a number of courses across the country (Dudley and Bristol being the closest to Worcestershire) and some are offered as webinars. There is a cost for the training
- Independent Parental Special Education Advice (opens in a new window) (known as IPSEA). They provide online and face to face training on the SEND legal framework for parents and carers, professionals and other organisations. There is a charge for their courses.
Starting Well Partnership
The Starting Well Partnership offers two different courses for parents and carers of children on the Autistic Spectrum and/or with language delay. They give you the opportunity to meet new people who may be experiencing similar issues and develop your knowledge. The courses are available across the county.
Incredible Years is a group-based programme for parents with children age 2 to 6 years.
Solihull Approach – Understanding Your Child (ASD) is another group-based programme for parents and carers of older children.