Professional Training Courses

Professional Training Courses

We run a number of training courses for professionals. Click here to find out more.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer workshops provided by DSPL and other local providers.

Forums

Forums

SENCO, Family Support Worker and Nessie Forums.

Professional Training Courses

Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training. Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly
Wednesday 02 February 2022 - 09:30 until 14:30

Sensory Awareness & Autism

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training

  • Understand how sensory integration typically develops and how it may impact on those with autism
  • To understand how sensory differences may impact on those with autism
  • To have a range of strategies and approaches to support children and young people with sensory differences

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Tuesday 08 February 2022 - 15:30 until 17:00

Autism & Anxiety

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training:

  • To gain a fuller understanding of anxiety
  • To know how anxiety can affect children and young people on the autism spectrum
  • To provide strategies to support those with anxiety

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Wednesday 23 February 2022 - 13:00 until 14:30

Autism & Girls

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training

  • To increase understanding of autism in girls
  • To develop helpful strategies and approaches to support girls with autism

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Tuesday 01 March 2022 - 09:30 until 11:00

Reasonable Adjustments

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training

  • To have a greater understanding of autism
  • To understand the areas of difference
  • To consider reasonable adjustments that can be made to meet an individual’s need

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Tuesday 08 March 2022 - 15:30 until 17:00

Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training. Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - 09:30 until 14:30

Pupil Voice

Hertfordshire County Council are introducing their own bespoke training as they cease to run AET from next term.

There are 5 courses on offer as listed below they will all be run virtually using MS Teams, you are welcome to attend just one, some or all please make this clear when requesting spaces.

To book spaces please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you must include course title and date, delegate name and their email addresses. Requests without this information may not actioned.

Aims of the training

  • To increase understanding of the spectrum of Autism and the key areas of difference
  • To understand why it is important to listen to what children and young people have to say
  • To know why Pupil Voice is important for children and young people with Autism
  • To develop a range of strategies and approaches to support children and young people with Autism to communicate their views

These training sessions are not suitable for Early Years settings

Wednesday 16 March 2022 - 13:00 until 14:30

Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training. Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly
Friday 06 May 2022 - 09:30 until 14:30

Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training. Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly
Monday 06 June 2022 - 09:30 until 14:30
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