Training Opportunities


Lanarkshire Carers Centre’s carer training programme covers a range of topics to help carers feel confident in their caring role and look after their own health and wellbeing. When someone’s caring role is new, our Steps of Caring Programme provides useful information and helpful contacts. Our training programme provides a range of condition specific sessions and topics that address issues identified by carers throughout the caring journey. When a caring role changes or ends our Moving Forward from Caring Programme supports carers to deal with loss and change and move on to services better placed to meet their needs. 


The courses we deliver are listed below. Please click on the course that interests you for more information and available dates. You can either use the online training registration form or telephone 01698 428090 to book a place on any available courses.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently updating our training programme. Details of future training opportunities will be available soon. 

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for carers to attend training courses. Please let us know of any support you may need at the time of booking. Transport and Respite is available to enable you to be able to attend.

If you wish to discuss our training programme then please feel free to contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 01698 428090.


This introductory module explores the differences in how autistic people experience stress and anxiety. Learners will explore the factors that impact on stress and anxiety, in order to provide effective support to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss stress and anxiety as bodily and mental processes and reflect on how stress and anxiety can affect you
  • understand differences in how stress and anxiety are experienced by autistic people
  • identify factors that can impact on the stress and anxiety experienced by autistic people
  • recognise how to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

This module is fully subscribed. If you would like to discuss your enrolement on this module, please contact us on 01698 428090.

  • Do you look after someone?
  • Are you a family carer (unpaid)?
  • Are you new to the caring role?
  • Would you like practical and useful information about your caring role?

Then Steps of Caring is for you!

This course offers an introductory guide to accessing help and support and establishing contact with ongoing support.

Steps of Caring is a free course available to carers in their local area and features local services and service providers. Benefits for carers include:

  • Increased confidence and skills to cope with becoming a carer
  • Prevention of ill health, enabling you to cope with the caring role
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of support services available to carers

The course is delivered over 3 days, 1 day per week. Carers are encouraged to attend all 3 days if possible.


Available Dates

South Lanarkshire
Education Room, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir St, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
28th August and 4th September and 11th September 2017 10.30am – 1.30pm
North Lanarkshire
One Wellwynd, 35 Wellwynd, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ML6 0BN
16th October and 23rd October and 30th October 2017
10.30am – 1.30pm


How To Book

Please complete our Online Training Registration Form. Alternatively, please call us on 01698 428090 to book a place.

This online training module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • outline how autism has come to be defined and diagnosed
  • describe common difficulties often faced by people with autism
  • describe some of the strengths and unique attributes of people with autism
  • challenge common stereotypes about people on the autism spectrum
  • recognise how to make environments more enabling for people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This online training module explores how to recognise communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication. This will allow learners to respond to communication differences to effectively support people on the autism spectrum.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss language and communication use and reflect on your own communication style
  • understand variations in use of language and communication in autism
  • identify factors that can impact on (successful) communication
  • recognise and respond to the natural communication preferences of people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This introductory online training module explores how people respond to information from the senses and how this can be experienced differently by autistic people. Learners will be better able to recognise the impact of these differences for autistic people and how to respond to sensory needs to provide effective support.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • describe and discuss how people process sensory information and how to identify your own sensory preferences
  • understand differences in how people on the autism spectrum experience and process sensory information
  • identify the impact of sensory differences on every day life for people on the autism spectrum
  • recognise and respond to sensory needs of people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references.

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

This module explores providing support for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Learners will discover the experiences of families, consider common difficulties and acquire effective approaches for support.

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • recognise the experiences of families that include members on the autism spectrum
  • identify the support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum
  • respond to the changing support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum throughout their lives

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

  • pre and post course assessments
  • short film clips
  • exercises and scenario based learning
  • reflective activities
  • printable information sheets
  • top tips to take away
  • further links and references

CPD Accreditation

This training module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


How to Book

We have a limited number of places available for this online training module.

Click here to request access to this online training module 

Living Life to The Full is a free web-based life skills course that aims to help you tackle and respond to issues/demands which we all meet in our everyday lives. It will explore issues such as understanding why we feel the way we do, problem solving, noticing and challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and anxiety control.

The skills taught cover general information we can all use in our lives when we feel under pressure, stressed or distressed.


How to Register

You can register for the course at www.llttf.com and complete as many or as few modules as you wish.

If you feel you need additional help, the Living Life to The Full course is also available with support from self help coaches (via Action on Depression Scotland). To find out more visit:

www.aod.llttfionline.co.uk

Lanarkshire Carers Centre is committed to ensuring carers are confident in their caring role and would like to provide information and training that is appropriate to your needs. We already provide some information and training, but your comments are important to us and will enable us to plan a programme best suited to carers’ needs over the next year.

Our training needs analysis survey makes suggestions which might be of interest to you. You can also make suggestions for additional topics not listed.

Please click here to complete the training needs analysis survey

If you require any assistance, please telephone 01698 428090 or 01236 755550.