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#AreYou ready to be a trainer?

Relationships and Sex education for adults with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism?

We are now taking bookings for our train the trainer programme that is to launch in September. 

Have a look at the Train the Trainer journey below and contact us on areyoututor@ready2shine.co.uk for a booking form or any questions.  

#AreYou ready to start your journey to becoming a Facilitator or Tutor? 

#AreYou is a project within Ready2Shine CIC. This is our Train the Trainer programme which will not only enable you to run #AreYou sessions for the people you support but can also allow you to teach within your organisation, 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. 

#AreYou creation was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and without their support we would not be able to offer this programme out to you.

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 fulfill these in the best way we can. 

Entry Criteria

You must have the following in order to become a #AreYou 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 an #AreYou Tutor we require;

  • Experience with training and facilitating groups with at least a level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET). (We can recommend one of our associates to complete the AET with 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).

Each stage varies from 4-6 hours and can be delivered on zoom or face to face. You must have completed these within the year before the Facilitator/Tutor week. The final week must be face to face due to the nature of the activities we deliver and the assessments. 

Once you are a registered , depending on the package chosen you will have access to the relevant resources for a year. To renew access and maintain the agreement to use our materials, you must pay a renewal fee of £250. This includes access to a free yearly update/networking meet which you must attend before renewal is allowed. You will also be able to email us at any point through the year for support surrounding your delivery/work.

Packages available

We offer 3 different packages for your journey. 

Facilitators or Tutors, includes first year fee 

Basic £2000

This package will allow you access to the journey plus our training packs and relevant resources to use when delivering stages 1-3 of #AreYou to people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.

Facilitators or Tutors, includes first year fee 

Enhanced £2500

The safe package will allow you access to the journey plus our training packs and relevant resources to use when delivering stages 1-6 of #AreYou to people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism as well as access to our template policies and risk assessments to use in-house. 

Tutors only, includes first year fee 

Premium £2900

This package offers you the option to deliver training to your staff team, on top of stages 1-6 for people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. So included will be the training pack for staff delivery, policies and risk assessments. You will receive the knowledge assessment that we have created in order for you to assess the relationship and sexual knowledge of the individuals you teach so that you can guide their journey through the #AreYou programme bespoke to their needs. This will also come with a half day session on how to use the assessment.