Ace Centre courses exploring Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) that supports face-to-face communication. Courses explore the resources available, skill development and assessment and implementation of appropriate solutions.

Communication Partners (I)


Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop communication partner skills to support AAC users.

Developing and Using a Communication Book (I) 18th Oct 21

Developing and Using a Communication Book resourceA live webinar to introduce Ace Centre's resource 'Developing and Using a Communication Book'.

Implementing the Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC (D) 30th Sept, 21st Oct 2021


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.

PODD 2-Day Introductory Workshop (D) 25th, 26th Oct 2021


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


How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 9th, 30th Nov 21


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.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Unit (E) Jan 2022


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.

Becoming a Communication Partner (I) 11th Jan 2022


Reflect on your personal interaction style and develop communication partner skills to support AAC users. You will have access to online activities to work through independently.

Course aim:

To raise your awareness of the fundamental skills required when interacting with a person who uses AAC

You will learn:

To describe typical characteristics of AAC interactions
To identify 4 things that you can do to support an interaction with an AAC user
To use point talking with a communication chart to interact with an AAC user

Course includes:

Free access to online learning activities.

Suitable for:

Anyone working with people who use AAC. This course will enable you to work towards the following:

IPAACKS competencies:

AAC Leadership
Aware of how to communicate with people who use AAC
Act as a positive role model for others in their interaction with people who use AAC
Facilitating AAC Learning
Able to model positive interaction in relation to communicating with someone who uses AAC

Special requirements:

Log in to Ace Centre Learning

Cost: FREE

Coaching Communication Partners (D) 3rd Mar 2022

boy looking towards adult communication partner

Develop your skills as a communication partner. Consider what skills are required to use AAC and how to positively support AAC interactions.

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


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.

How to Develop and Use a Communication Book (D) 15th, 29th June 21


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.

AAC for People with Aphasia (D) 8th Sept 21


An exploration of AAC solutions that can benefit individuals with Aphasia.