Training FAQs

How do I find out about Autism Training opportunities?

Our prospectus contains information about all our courses, including aims and objectives, dates and locations. You can also view our range of training courses here.

Courses are also advertised on Facebook and Twitter, or e-mailed directly to our database. If you would like to find out more information or be added to our database, please contact Autism NI's Training Department on 02890401729 (Option 4) or e-mail

Where is the training located?

Autism NI is based in Knockbracken Healthcare Park in Belfast, but endeavors to provide training courses across NI. Our prospectus contains all the locations of our upcoming training.

Your organisation can also avail of commissioned training which can be facilitated within your workplace or venue. For further information on commissioned training, please contact the Training Department on 02890401729 (Option 4) or e-mail

Who can attend training courses?

Many of our training courses are open to parents, carers, family members and professionals. Our Prospectus contains information about the next courses available for professionals and parents.

My child hasn’t received a diagnosis yet, can I still attend an Autism NI training course?

Yes, Autism NI training is open to parents/carers who have received a diagnosis for their child or are awaiting diagnosis. Our courses are also open to other family members, professionals or anyone who wishes to understand more about Autism.

Can my organisation or group access Autism Training?

Autism NI can facilitate bespoke training for any organisation that is tailored to their training needs. To discuss your training needs further, contact the Training Department on 02890401729 (Option 4) or e-mail

Can I gain an Accreditation?

Yes, you can. Assessment and Qualification Alliance (AQA) has accredited many of our courses. AQA. The AQA Unit Award Scheme provides external accreditation of achievement and provides a route to support lifelong learning. AQA accreditation is fully optional with our courses.

What is the Impact Award?

Autism NI’s Impact Award is our Gold Standard approach to accessibility training for organisations in Northern Ireland. The Impact Award framework has been developed to help organisations create a more ‘Autism friendly environment’ for their customers. The training and support package includes staff training, accreditation for Autism champions within your organisation, support to create and implement an individualised action plan for accessibility, and follow up support for 3 years on achievement of the Impact Award champion status. For further information about the Impact Award, please contact the Training Department on 02890 401729 option 4 or email

How much does Autism NI training courses cost?

Our course costs vary depending on the type of course. Many parent courses are delivered free of charge or at a reduced subsidised rate. Information about costs are detailed in our prospectus

Where do I send an application form to attend an Autism NI course?

Course application forms can be sent via post to Autism NI Training Department, Donard, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast, BT8 8BH or e-mail directly to