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TSI (Stalybridge)

02/04/19 to 04/04/19

Venue: Bower Fold Events, Tameside SK15 2RG 
Cost: £450 (BASE members: £400)

Due to increasing requests from individuals, we are pleased to offer this 3 days workshop in association with Works4U based in Stalybridge, Tameside, Greater Manchester. Over the 3 days we will cover the 3 aspects of TSI – teaching strategies, organisational framework, and the values base.  This will be done using presentations, practicing training skills with the assistance of people who have a learning disability (Consultant Learners), and other practical exercises.

The course is delivered by Changing Futures (by design). The trainers, Rob and Sue Henstock, have huge experience of delivering TSI training.


Aims of Course

  • To introduce participants to the principles of Systematic Instruction, and its application in supported employment and community based activities for people with learning disabilities
  • To provide participants with an opportunity to practice using systematic instruction in a teaching environment and in community activities
  • To outline roles and responsibilities of trainers
  • To provide a forum to discuss the philosophy behind helping people with disabilities develop competencies

To book a place email: robhenstock@hotmail.com

TSI (Leeds)

29/04/19 to 02/05/19

Location: The Vinery, Leeds LS9 9LU
Cost: £550 (BASE members: £500)

Join us for a four day essential course for support staff, Job Coaches, those working in the field of Supported Employment, Post-16 education and independent living.

Participants will:

  • explore their value base and the concept of learned/taught helplessness
  • learn how to break down and analyse a tasks in a range of settings (task and discrepancy analysis)
  • learn teaching strategies effective when teaching those who find it difficult to learn using traditional teaching methods.
  • opportunities to practice skills learned with assistance from people with learning disabilities.
  • have access to two experienced trainers and who have practiced TSI for over 25 years in a range of settings, making TSI "real" and not just theoretical.

To book, email: turnitaroundtraining@hotmail.co.uk or phone Alison on 07862264338

TSI (Walthamstow)

07/05/19 to 10/05/19

Venue: Walthamstow, London
Cost: £550+vat (BASE members: £500+vat)

This 3.5 day Training in Systematic Instruction course is delivered in Walthamstow on 7-10 May by Mark Kilsby and Julie Allan. Please contact the trainers directly to apply for a place. This course is suitable for staff working in schools, colleges and supported employment services and is essential for anyone offering in-work support. 

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.


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.