Available courses

iOS Accessibility (D)

Developing Level (Self-directed online study)


Explore accessibility settings in iOS 13 and learn about adaptations that can be made as well as alternative ways to control the iPad such as mouse, voice and switch.


Cost: FREE


Access Methods: Touch (I) 27th Apr 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Touch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods: Mouse (I) 4th May 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Mouse access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Look2Talk Webinar 5th May 2022

Introductory Level (Webinar)
Introducing Ace Centre's Look2Talk resource: an award-winning guide to making a communication book for children who communicate using eye pointing.

Cost: FREE


Access Methods: Switch (I) 11th May 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Switch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods: Eyegaze (I) 25th May 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Eyegaze access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods: Voice (I) 8th June 22

Introductory Level (Webinar)

An introductory webinar exploring ways to support Switch access. This webinar compliments the self-directed online study course.

Cost: FREE

Access Methods -Touch (I)


Learn about touch control as an access method to iPads, phones and tablets. Find out how you can help people to use touch to access a wide range of activities.

Access Methods - Mouse (I)

A young person using a rollerball to access a device

Learn about different types of mice and mouse alternatives, and how to improve the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Switch (I)

A young person using a headswitch

Learn about switch control as an access method. Find out about different types of switches,  how they control technology and the skills required to use them.

Access Methods - Eyegaze (I)


Learn about eye pointing as an access method. Explore the skills required to use eye pointing for different activities and the technology to enable control of a computer using eyes.

Access Methods - Voice (I)


Learn about using voice control to enter text, operate a tablet or PC or to control your environment. Find out who it is suitable for and when it might be considered as an access method.

Access and Control of Technology (E)

Enhanced Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Investigate alternative access methods including touch, mouse, switch, voice and eye gaze and explore how control of assistive technology can enhance communication and learning.

Cost: £800


Augmentative and Alternative Communication Unit (E) Jan 2022

Enhanced Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Explore the needs of individuals with complex communication difficulties who may benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Critically evaluate the range of AAC resources and strategies available, and explore assessment and implementation of AAC.

Cost: £800

AAC Assessment Tools for Children (D) 8th Feb 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Develop your knowledge and skills to identify appropriate AAC solutions. This course explores the fundamental principles of AAC assessment and is suitable for people working with children who may benefit from aided language systems.

Cost: £30

Makaton Level 1 (I) 28th Feb, 7th Mar, 21st Mar, 28th Mar 2022

Introductory Level  (Teacher supported online study)

Makaton Level 1 training provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions will include hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will learn the signs and symbols from Stages 1 and 2 of the core vocabulary and half of the additional vocabulary. 

Cost: TBC


Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC (D) 9th, 30th March 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This course is in two sessions: 

Part 1 - Learn about the development of the Pragmatics Profile for people who use AAC and how to administer it;
Part 2 - Discover how to use the profile to identify appropriate vocabulary for AAC and create communication targets to support personal development.

Cost: £120


PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop (D) 4th, 5th April 22

Developing Level (Face-to-face)

This two day introductory workshop is hosted and delivered at Ace Centre in Abingdon. The course aims to discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems and is taught as a face to face course.

Cost: £225



PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop 19th, 20th Apr 22 (D)

Introductory Level  (Face-to-face)

This two day introductory workshop is hosted and delivered at Ace Centre in Oldham. We are delighted to welcome Gayle Porter to Ace Centre to deliver the course in collaboration with Suzanne Martin.

The course aims to discuss the teaching and learning strategies for implementing PODD communication systems and is taught as a face to face course.

Schedule:

Tuesday 19th April 2022, 9am - 5pm

Wednesday 20th April 2022, 9am - 5pm

Cost: £225


How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 26th Apr, 12th May 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)
Develop your knowledge and skills to create personalised communication books using this illustrated guide. Find out who 'Developing and Using a Communication Book' is suitable for, how to select the appropriate Stage and discover how to use the templates in Boardmaker 7 to create an individualised resource. This session will be in two parts and is supported by Tobii Dynavox.

Cost: £120


Becoming a Communication Partner (I) 21st Jun 2022

Introductory Level (Webinar)

Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop your communication partner skills to support AAC users. This webinar is suitable for anyone working with people who use AAC.

Cost: FREE

Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC 14th Jun, 5th Jul 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This course is in two sessions: 
Part 1 - Learn about the development of the Pragmatics Profile for people who use AAC and how to administer it;
Part 2 - Discover how to use the profile to identify appropriate vocabulary for AAC and create communication targets to support personal development.

Cost: £120

Communication Partners (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)

Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop your communication partner skills to support AAC users. You will have access to online activities to work through independently. This course is suitable for anyone working with people who use AAC.

Cost: FREE


Coaching Communication Partners (D) 7th July 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This webinar and self-directed online learning course encourages a more detailed look at communication partner skills. Explore skills to practice yourself and ways to support others to develop their skills. 

Cost: £30

Splash! (I)

Introductory Level (Self-directed online study)
Splash! is a unique Maths and Shapes software programme. It contains activities and worksheets that cover: number, geometry and shapes, measurement and graphs. Splash! has been designed to support pupils who have access issues, particularly those who have difficulty controlling a computer mouse and/or keyboard and has features that support pupils with low vision. 

Cost:  £30

Assistive Technology Unit (E) Sept 2021

Enhanced Level (Teacher-supported online study)

This unit will provide you with an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) to support communication and learning. You will consider the assessment process for identifying an individual’s AT requirements and ways to evaluate the implementation of resources.


Cost: £800


CAD in Assistive Technology: Introduction (I)

Introductory Level (Webinar)

This 1 hour webinar will introduce the use of 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop 2D profiles for real world Assistive Technology solutions.

Introductory Cost: FREE



CAD in Assistive Technology: 2D (D) 3rd, 9th May 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using a 2D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package you will develop 2D profiles for real world assistive technology solutions.

Introductory Cost: £30



CAD in AT: Engineering Drawing and Design Management (D) 28th June 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, delegates will understand and the key concepts in 3D parametric modelling of sketches and features using Autodesk Fusion 360. Delegates are required to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on their own device.

Introductory Cost:  £30


CAD in Assistive Technology: 3D Parametric Modelling (D) 24th May, 7th, 14th June 22

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) package, delegates will understand and the key concepts in 3D parametric modelling of sketches and features using Autodesk Fusion 360. Delegates are required to use Autodesk Fusion 360 on their own device.

Introductory Cost:  £30


3D Surface Modelling in Assistive Technology (D) 6th Sept, 21st Sept 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Using free 3 D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software you will learn how to scan objects and manipulate the CAD models produced ready for 3D printing or CNC machining.

Introductory Cost: £30

Engineering Standards and Regulations in Assistive Technology UK/Europe (D) 18th Oct 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Local standards and regulations are important considerations when developing Assistive Technologies. While they can appear extremely complex. in reality they may be simpler than you think.

Introductory Cost: £30

CAD in AT: Simple Electronics Development (D) 1st, 8th, 29th Nov 2022

Developing Level (Teacher-supported online study)

Introductory Cost: £30

Hill House

Hill House Partnership with Ace Centre

Montacute School

Montacute School Partnership with Ace Centre

Newbridge School

Newbridge School Partnership with Ace Centre

LAACES

A shared area for all LAACES participants.

Dorset LAACES

Dorset Local AAC Services pilot project 


Isle of Wight LAACES

Isle of Wight Local AAC Services pilot project

Moodle

Moodle in English: Moodle logo

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