Training

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Our Family Support Service team offers a variety of CPD accredited training for education staff, teaching, non-teaching, play staff, health professionals, health students and carers to meet the additional support needs of children, young people and adults with Down’s syndrome as well as their families.  Alongside this we will provide lectures and presentations on all aspects of Down’s syndrome. Our training sessions are targeted at particular professionals please see below for further details.

We unfortunately have to charge professionals, organisations, local authorities & health boards for these services but we try to keep costs affordable and offer you flexible options so that it can be cost effective.

Pricing Structure

  • One Delegate – £125 per person
  • Two Delegate places (2 delegate places for one person onto 2 different courses, or 2 people from the same school/nursery/etc booking to attend the same or different courses) – £115 per person
  • Three or more delegate places (from the same school/nursery/etc booking onto the same course or combination of courses) – £95 per person 

All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions. These can be found here.

If you would like to make a block booking of more than three people on two or more courses please email our Family Support Service at familysupportservice@dsscotland.org.uk and mark the subject line as ‘training enquiry’.

Education Professionals Training

Study Day – including Awareness & Inclusion and Supporting a Child with Down’s syndrome in your school with Learning Literacy & Numeracy.

  This course will give you an understanding of what Down syndrome is, some of the associated features, and health issues and the development and learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome. You will have had the opportunity to consider strategies to support inclusion and tailor learning to meet their specific needs. It will also […]

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Supporting a Child with Down’s syndrome in your school with Learning Literacy & Numeracy and Positive Behaviour.

This 4 hour course will give delegates an understanding of what Down’s syndrome (Ds) is, associated features, health issues and their development as well as their unique learning profile. It will explain why elements of learning are particularly difficult and how to teach reading and numeracy to children with Down’s syndrome. You will gain an […]

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Down’s Syndrome Awareness & Inclusion in primary/secondary classes, nurseries and groups

This course will give you an understanding of what Down syndrome is, some of the associated features, and health issues and the development and learning profile of children with Down’s syndrome. You will have had the opportunity to consider strategies to support inclusion and tailor learning to meet their specific needs. “I previously through, ‘What […]

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Teaching Reading and Numeracy to Children with Down’s Syndrome

This course expands on the learning covered in our inclusion course, specifically looking at how to teach reading to children with Down’s syndrome and why it’s so important. You will gain an understanding of the whole word approach and explore strategies using this approach to teach reading. You will gain an understanding of how phonics […]

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Positive Behaviour Support in primary/secondary classes, nurseries and groups

After our participatory training course you will gain an understanding of what causes difficult behaviour as well as understanding the influence values have on how we perceive behaviour. You will receive training on a functional and positive approach to behaviour management as well as understanding the relevance of communication and visual supports. “Excellent course. Lots […]

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Bespoke Training

If you would like to attend our courses but the dates don’t suit or you would like training on a topic which is not listed we also offer bespoke training courses, whether you are a nursery, a primary or secondary school you choose the date, the course and we come to your venue. Cost: £325 […]

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Individual School Consultation Visits

Our Family Support Service Team offers individual school consultations. Consultation visits add practical and individual suggestions tailored to your school and the child. Cost: £125 + travel expenses. A school consultation visit includes: 45 minutes observation of a child in class(es) 45 minutes feedback session to a maximum of 4 key staff supporting the child Written […]

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Benefits of Training from Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Professionals who have participated in training sessions stated that the training was very useful and had increased their knowledge and would alter their practice as a result of the training or had identified a strategy to implement.

Quotes from professionals:

“Good, relevant, realistic information provided, excellent session” – Speech and Language Therapist, Ayr

“A lot of very useful information and great to know about their availability of information and resources” – Teacher Perth and Kinross

“Great, feeling more confident about going back into the classroom” – Teacher, Perth and Kinross