Social communication/autism training

Parent training

Understanding the autism spectrum

We're currently reviewing our parent training with our colleagues across the city and will update this training page in due course.

For additional information around parenting support programmes please contact Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND as they offer a range of internationally recognised Parenting Programmes that have been shown to work in Plymouth for a wide range of families.

Communication Interaction Team Training Offer

The following training is provided by an Advisory Teacher.

Training Time Cost

Sensory awareness/scaling/social stories and comic strips

1 to 2 hours £90 to £140

Lego Therapy

1 hour £90

Colourful semantics (option for practical follow up workshops)

1 hour £90

The Communication Interaction Team can also provide bespoke training to meet your school/setting needs depending on your cohort profile. For example targeted secondary training around a number of areas including SLCN, language and behaviour, managing emotions. Please contact the team if you would like to discuss further your training needs. 

Autism Education Trust (AET) - Making sense of autism

Gain a better understanding and awareness of autism and the way it affects children in early years

Who is this training for?

This is a raising awareness module for anyone working in early years settings. This includes teaching and support staff, office and ancillary staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff and governors.

What will you learn

  • Enhance your understanding and awareness of autism and how autism can affect children in early years settings
  • Know the importance of understanding the individual child and their profile of strengths and needs
  • Identify potential barriers to learning for autistic children
  • Begin to make reasonable adjustments in the way you support autistic children
  • Reflect on the information you need to collect for creating a one-page profile

Course details

Hub name: Plymouth City Council

Date: 17 November or 8 December 2021

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm or 4pm to 5.30pm 

Cost: Free

This training is developed by leading autism specialists and is up to date with the latest research. It enhances your CPD. There are free resources and frameworks linked to Ofsted and an optional certificate.

Book your training

Email us at or call us on 01752 307448.