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Autism Awareness Training – Wednesday 16th March, 9.15am – 1pm, online (Microsoft Teams)

Glasgow City Council’s Autism Resource Centre (ARC)* will be delivering a half day Autism Awareness online training session, accessed via Microsoft Teams (MST) to replace our one-day training session. The session will start promptly at 9.15am with registration from 9am.

Course preparation
Candidates will be issued with some pre-reading material “The Triad of Impairments” with an expectation it will be read, beforehand. This material will be discussed during the online session.

Course Content
The course will discuss the Triad of Impairments (part of the pre-course preparation) along with the psychological theories that underpin these autistic traits.

Sensory differences, along with the behaviours staff observe in the workplace will be explored, as we hypothesise “is it sensory, or is it behaviour?” Candidates will receive knowledge, information and strategies for good practice. Places will be limited to 1 per organisation. Please do not book a place, if you do not intend to attend

BOOK NOW: Autism Awareness Training Tickets, Wed 16 Mar 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

*The ARC provides information services; one-to-one advice and services for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). More info on the Council website


***ONE PLACE LEFT *** We have had a cancellation so there is ONE place left on The FAA First Aid for Mental Health Training FAA First Aid for Mental Health SCQF Level 5 Tickets, Thu 3 Mar 2022 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

Updated 10th Feb

FREE Member Training

We surveyed members on what types of training they would like for themselves and their staff. As a result of your responses, we have organised two training courses, which will be delivered online on Zoom and watch out for more in-person courses in the Spring.

Community Engagement with Confidence: Learn to use VOiCE software to design, deliver & evaluate your community engagement
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 10am -1pm
15 places available

This bespoke workshop, delivered by SCDC, will get you up-to-speed with the latest version of *VOiCE software (Free to Scottish organisations) and help you to use this powerful tool to support your engagement activity.

Why community engagement matters
Community empowerment and better community engagement remains one of the priorities for governments in the UK and across the globe. As we seek to ‘Build Back Better’ governments are particularly keen to ensure local communities, agencies, voluntary sector organisations and statutory services work together to ensure good quality engagement that reaches those less-heard voices.
Good community engagement is not an outcome, but is intended to lead to better democratic participation, greater inclusion, better services and better outcomes for communities.

* VOiCE is a free planning and recording secure software solution that assists individuals, organisations and partnerships to design and deliver effective community engagement. Now redeveloped in 2021, the tool has been used for over 12 years to support practitioners to have the very best experience of planning, monitoring and evaluating community engagement. The software is essential for individuals and organisations that want to:
• Demonstrate the quality of your engagement process to funders/managers.
• Develop and share plans with partners that meet your engagement purpose
• Monitor progress in engaging with the community.
• Evaluate the quality of your engagement.
• Learn lessons for future engagement activity.


FAA First Aid for Mental Health SCQF Level 5
Thursday 3rd March 9.30am – 4.30pm & Friday 4th March 2022 **
16 places available

This is an accredited course where you will learn what mental health is; why people develop mental health conditions, the role of a First Aider for mental health and first aid action planning for mental health. Details of the training are as follows:

Thursday 3rd March – Day One 9.30am – 4.30pm
Interactive group sessions on zoom, includes guided learning on key course modules, self reading, and demonstration of first aid for mental health action plan. Read the course summary learnings and outcomes

**Friday 4th March – Day Two
Individual Assessments via zoom, appointments will be arranged to suit, on day one. This should take approximately 40 minutes. There is no requirement for participants to be present outwith their assessment slot. Please only book this course if you can participate on both days.

PLEASE NOTE: As this is an accredited course, you are required to complete a Registration form and send it back to the organisers a week before the training starts. The form will be sent to you after your booking is confirmed.


POLITE REMINDER: Places for both courses are FREE to you but NOT to the Network. Places are limited so please do not book a place if you do not intend to attend the training – thank you.

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