Upcoming Training

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Supported Employment techniques

27/04/17 to 05/05/17

Venue: Reading Hub

Dates: 27, 28 April, 3, 4, 5 May 2017 

Cost: £500+vat (members), £600+vat (non-members)

This 5-day unaccrediterd course takes place in Reading and covers the 5 stages of Supported Employment. The content is based on the underpinning knowledge from the Level 3 Certificate course and the National Occupational Standards.

The course covers:

  • the core values of supported employment
  • the principles of vocational profiling
  • employer engagement
  • job matching
  • health & safety and risk assessment
  • in-work support and structured training

You can find further information about the content and lesrning aims at http://base-uk.org/suppemp


TSI course (Exeter)

08/05/17 to 11/05/17

Venue: Step One, Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP

Cost: £600+vat (£550+vat for BASE members)

This course currently has 7 places available.


This course is suitable for staff working in schools, colleges and supported employment services and is essential for anyone offering in-work support. Delivered by Mark Kilsby and Julie Allan, the course is very practical and always receives excellent feedback. 

1. To provide the background, context and values of TSI and how it relates to supported employment;
2. To demonstrate that people with disabilities have a history of failure. and how this can lead to ‘learned helplessness’;
3. To introduce the concept of ‘task analysis’ (TA) as an essential method for preparing to train employment skills for disabled people;
4. Participants will conduct a TA;
5. To present a set of rules for assisting people with learning disabilities to overcome learned helplessness and learn employment tasks quickly and independently;
6. To provide a practical demonstration of the method through a live CCTV training demonstration by one of the presenters with a person with a learning disability on a practical task;
7. Participants will work one-on-one with a person with a learning disability on the model task, which is filmed to provide practical experience of the training techniques;
8. To record the trainee’s learning curves during the practical session and to provide feedback on the participant’s training;
9. To understand a range of alternative methods of presentation available to the trainer according to the trainee’s needs and safety concerns in work;
10. To discuss how TSI fits into the real world and ways for participants to take the approach forward in supported employment.

To book a place, please contact Mark Kilsby at kilsbyms@yahoo.co.uk

Certificate for Supported Employment Practitioners

27/06/17 to 06/12/17

Venue: Blackfriars Settlement, I Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB (venue to be confirmed)

Dates: 27-28 June; 4-5 September; 5-6 December 2017

Cost: £1500+vat

This Level 3 Certificate course is accredited by Gateway Qualifications and we are inviting applications to join the course which is delivered by BASE. We have 15 places available. You will find general information about the course, including a pdf of the evidence requirements, at http://base-uk.org/cert but please contact us if you have specific queries.

The certificate is suitable for job coaches, managers of employment support services, work experience coordinators, college staff supporting internships and covers the core values and 5 stages of supported employment.

Learners will have 12 months to complete a portfolio demonstrating how they meet the course evidence requirements. You must be able to have opportunities to meet the evidence requirements to successfully complete the course. We deliver 6 days of training to give the underpinning knowledge and offer extensive support through our assessors. A workplace assesssment and professional discussion will form a part of the assessment process.





Commissioned courses

We are available for services to commission courses for their staff teams. It may be possible to arrange for additional delegate places to be made openly available if you don't have sufficient numbers for a dedicated course. Courses are available in:

  • Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI)
  • Job Coach training
  • Recruiting and retaining a Diverse Workforce
  • Marketing your Service for Individual Budgets
  • Working with Employers

Click here for further details of our training services.
For further details, contact Huw Davies on 01204 880733 or at admin@base-uk.org

Associate Trainers

BASE also works with a range of freelance trainers who deliver training on a variety of topics including TSI, Job retention case management. Click here to view details of their training programmes. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming an associate of BASE.