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Autistic Spectrum Condition Training

In Gloucestershire we offer fully funded autism training to enable the local health and social care workforce to meet local needs.

Our autism training programme is open to all health and social care staff in Gloucestershire, including those in the voluntary and independent sector. The online training modules and workshops are delivered by the National Autistic Society; the leading national charity for autistic people and their families.

The content for these training sessions are compliant with the national Autism strategy 'Think Autism' and Gloucestershire's Autism Strategy 2018 - 2021.

Please see below for further information on those courses, starting from induction level to bespoke courses. 

All e-learning modules are fully funded for anyone living or working in Gloucestershire. The online modules provide an excellent introduction to understanding more about autism. It can be accessed via Grey matter learning.

E-learning modules: 

  • Understanding Autism

Please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team on  for a registration guide. 

This session is a one day face to face course delivered by a specialist autism trainer. The session is co-presented by someone with Lived Experience of autism.

It provides an introduction to the autistic spectrum, and includes;

  • What is autism?
  • How our understanding has evolved
  • Anxiety in autism 
  • The impact of autism on families, and shaping support

It is recommended that you complete the 'Understanding Autism' E-learning module prior to attendance 

Course Dates: To be confirmed

Booking onto a course

This forum is a dynamic group for professionals and practitioners in Gloucestershire. They are an opportunity to share good practice, increase knowledge and explore new learning prospects around autism.

The forum meets three times a year and are led by the National Autistic Society. 

To be included in the distribution list for information please contact

This one-day training session is aimed at those who want to further their knowledge, having attended Level 1 and develops delegates' understanding of autism.

The course includes:

  • Enhancing motivation, confidence and self-esteem, for people with autism
  • Promoting choice and control for the individual
  • Understanding behaviours which can inhibit progress or impair quality of life or health

You are required to attend the Level 1 Autistic Spectrum Condition Awareness training prior to attending this course.

Course Dates: TBC


For more information on Autism see our page about Autistic Spectrum Condition

If you experience any difficulties registering or accessing any of the above courses, please contact the Multi-Agency Workforce Development Team or 01452 324306.


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