ACE Centre Training
ACE Centre provides a range of training opportunities to support individuals with complex communication and learning needs.
Our Assistive Technology Unit is a four day course providing an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) to support communication and learning, and considers the assessment process for identifying AT requirements. ACE Centre run this course each year. Click here for course details and booking information.
Our Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Unit is a four day course exploring the needs of individuals with complex communication difficulties, critically evaluating the available range of AAC resources and strategies, and examining the issues of assessment, implementation, support and training. Click here for course details and booking information.
Our Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Assistive Technology is a Continuing Professional Development opportunity for practitioners interested in pursuing further academic study in the field of Assistive Technology for communication and learning. This postgraduate award is delivered over 2 years and is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. Click here for course details and booking information.
Makaton Beginner's Workshop
The Makaton Beginner's Workshop is a two day course designed for family members and carers. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. Course manuals, certificates, a buffet lunch and refreshments are provided. To book a place select the date and location below, which will open Eventbrite to complete your booking.
11th /12th January 2018 9.30am - 4.00pm (Oldham)
19th/20th April 2018 9.30am - 4.00pm (Abingdon)
AAC Assessment Online Learning Modules
AAC Assessment Module 1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication - An introduction to AAC
AAC Assessment Module 2 Chapters 1 – 6
These resources were supported by NHS Education Scotland (www.nes.scot.nhs.uk), and produced by Manchester Metropolitan (Dr Janice Murray, Helen, Bell, Helen Whittle, Osman Javaid) in collaboration with Sara Dale (ACE Centre) and Janet Scott, Scottish Centre of Technology for the Communication Impaired (SCTCI).