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Qualifications and Train the Trainer

"No relationship is safe but when you have not been equipped with effective social opportunities or education to teach you then this can leave someone in a very vulnerable position. Giving someone freedom to make safer choices is invaluable for their personal growth and allows them to achieve increased self esteem which can then impact their holistic well-being. Where opportunities have been missed, we have an obligation to do our utmost to fulfil these in the best way we can."

Train the Trainer is a project within AreYou for Specialist RSE. This will not only enable you to run sessions for the people you support but can also allow you to teach within your organisation (conditions apply), to other staff members, how to have effective conversations and provide support to those who may have difficulty staying safer with regards to relationships and sexual behaviours.

The creation of this customised qualification was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and without their support, we would not be able to offer this programme to you.

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Level 4 Certificate in Specialist RSE (Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Entry Criteria

You must have the following in order to become a facilitator:

  • Current Learning Disability and/or Autism experience for at least 3 years;
  • Support from your employer to participate in the training;
  • Up to date Safeguarding training;
  • Great personal communication skills, honesty, openness and transparency;
  • 2 references, one from an individual you support and one from your employer (or client if self employed);
  • Be willing to attend a short, informal interview with one of our trainers to discuss why you want to train and what you are hoping to learn.

To become a Tutor and deliver staff training, we require;

  • All of the above for the facilitator AND
  • Experience training and facilitating groups with at least a level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) (this can be purchased separately from us if required).

Desirable criteria;

  • Makaton training levels 1-4 (this can be purchased separately from us if required),
  • Makaton safeguarding training (this can be purchased separately from us if required).

To be awarded this customised qualification, learners are required to achieve a minimum of 180 qualification time successfully and to complete the pre course stages. 

The pre course stages are to be completed in your own time online (each is designed to take you approx 2 hours to explore all the resources and material). After this, you will attend 4 days (4.5 days for tutors) and complete the in-person Customised Qualification. 

As you go through, the pre-course stages increase in content toward more severe risk-taking items/behaviours. In the earlier stages, there is content that you are more likely to deliver often. Within each, you will find relevant resources, information, links to laws/legislation, and a video of some materials you may deliver to show examples of the content. You will gain full access to our resources when you attend the face-to-face week. 

If you are on the standard facilitator course, this licence will give you access to all the resources required to deliver to small groups or 1:1 within your workplace. These are not for commercial use and should not be shared in the public domain. 

If you are a tutor and have purchased the additional bolt-on, you will also gain access to our Sexual Knowledge Assessment to assess what areas someone may need additional help with. You will also gain access to our staff training pack, which will enable you to train other carers or teachers to support individuals and have difficult conversations.

This does not enable you to deliver a train-the-trainer course. 

All our resources are updated and added to regularly. You will be expected to attend peer support networking groups and our yearly update to continue to access the materials. 

Please do not purchase until you have received confirmation that your application has been successful.

Face-Face Training Dates

23rd-26th/27th September 2024 -Open for bookings

28th-31st/1st October/November 2025- Closed for bookings

13th-16th/17th Jan 2025-Closed for bookings


Please see below some of the other qualifications that we offer.

Customised Qualification

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

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