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General training opportunities

ACE Centre provides a range of training opportunities to support individuals with complex communication and learning needs. 

Our Assistive Technology Unit is a four day course providing an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) to support communication and learning, and considers the assessment process for identifying AT requirements.  ACE Centre run this course each year.  Click here for course details and booking information.

Our Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit is a four day course exploring the needs of individuals with complex communication difficulties, critically evaluating the available range of AAC resources and strategies, and examining the issues of assessment, implementation, support and training.  Click here for course details and booking information.

Our Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (Assistive Technology) is a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for practitioners interested in pursuing further academic study in the field of Assistive Technology for communication and learning. This postgraduate award is delivered over 2 years and is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. Click here for course details and booking information.

Training to support implementation of NHS Specialised AAC Services

ACE Centre also offers a series of free monthly training events to support the use and implementation of Augmentative & Alternative Communication within the framework of the NHS Specialised AAC Service.  These sessions are aimed at professionals working within our Specialised AAC Service regions:

  • With individuals who have been/may be referred to the NHS Specialised AAC Service, and/or
  • Involved in the set up and/or development of local AAC services

The sessions typically run for half a day.  Book early to avoid disappointment.  Please note that due to limited capacity, only a maximum of 2 places will be allocated to a single organisation (e.g. speech and language therapy department, school etc.)

Follow these links for details of upcoming sessions in the:

North West region

Thames Valley & Wessex region