The Foundation training is arts-based and interactive, giving participants a chance to experiment with new techniques in a supportive environment. The training equips people with a greater understanding of some of the challenges facing people with learning disabilities and enables them to provide appropriate support.
Specifically the training covers:
– An introduction to collaborative arts work
– An introduction to communication skills
– Disability equality and learning disability awareness
– Basic facilitation and health and safety
– Useful policies and procedures (using Pyramid as an example)
The Foundation Training comprises of three stand-alone training sessions:
The Pyramid Way: Gives people a basis of knowledge and understanding from which to develop positive relationships with a range of people, including those with disabilities (visible or hidden) (Wednesday 24th February, evening)
Practicalities: An introduction to safe working in your arts group (facilitation, health and safety, policies and procedures) (Wednesday 2nd March, evening)
Working Together: A practical introduction to collaborative working and communication in arts projects (Sunday 6th March, full-day)
The full cost of the course is £160. Concessionary rate available for small organisations / individuals on a low income. Please ask for details.