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Level 4 Certificate- Specialist RSE (Learning Disabilities/Autism)

We are now taking bookings for our train the trainer programme.

Have a look at the Train the Trainer journey below and contact us on [email protected] for a booking form or any questions.


Level 4 Certificate

Specialist RSE

(Learning Disabilities/Autism)

Train the trainer is a project within Ready2Shine CIC. This will not only enable you to run sessions for the people you support but can also allow you to teach within your organisation (conditions apply), 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.

The creation of this customised qualification 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 fulfil these in the best way we can."

Entry Criteria

You must have the following in order to become a 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 a Tutor and deliver staff training, we require;

  • All of the above for facilitator AND

  • 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).

Packages available

We offer 2 different packages for your journey.

Facilitators only, includes first year fee

Facilitators £2200

This 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 in 1:1 or small groups, as well as access to our template policies and risk assessments to use in-house.

Tutors only, includes first year fee

Tutors £2700

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. 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 safety of social engagements and self knowledge of the individuals you teach so that you can guide their journey through the programme bespoke. This will also come with a half day session on how to use the assessment.

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.