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Learn from the experts

This course will inform and inspire you to develop approaches that enable young people (14 to 25 years) with additional needs to reach their potential in adult life. Drawing on the most up-to-date developments in legislation, research, practice, guidance and policy, you will explore opportunities to develop your practice and to influence others in this dynamic and rapidly developing sector.

The Scottish Transitions Forum are widely recognised as the experts in transitions and the body who are leading change locally and nationally. The training supports the overall aim of ARC Scotland Training: ‘We are committed to improving people’s lives by providing training that puts our values into practice.’

Who is this for?

This is essential learning for anyone who supports young people with additional support needs aged 14 – 25. This includes practitioners from health and social care, education, further education, voluntary sector, employability services, parents and carers.

To encourage improved understanding and collaboration between different sectors, the programme will be delivered in a small group of 8-10 people who will be drawn from a range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Increased personal awareness of the experiences of young people with additional support needs and their parents and carers and the importance of getting transitions right
  2. Greater understanding of differing professional roles and responsibilities and how you can work with others to promote and encourage better communication and joint working
  3. Sound understanding of current legislation that supports transitions, new developments in practice and policy and an insight into future developments
  4. Better equipped in the practical application of approaches that improve transitions, including the Principles of Good Transitions 3
  5. Continued specialist support from the Scottish Transitions Forum to put your learning into practice.

This course is delivered online via Zoom over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions). The delivery is informal and includes a mix of presentation, discussion, activity and evaluation.

Our trainers

This training is co-delivered by Alexander Warren and Lynsey Stewart

Alexander Warren (AJP Dreams)

Alexander Warren is an actor, a teacher and a Hearts fan (please don’t hold that against him!) He feels strongly about encouraging people to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. After hearing about dreams when in special education he decided he wanted to spread the word about person centred planning, gifts and dreams to other young people.

Alexander runs his own business AJP Dreams, which aims to inspire young people to go for their dreams and to encourage families and professionals to work hard to listen to these dreams and help people to follow them. He coined the phrase Flamboyant Dreaming to challenge families and professionals in particular to imagine bigger and not make do with what seems realistic.

Alexander Warren’s inspirational personal reflections will ensure your learning remains grounded in the experiences of young people and their families.

Lynsey Stewart (Autism Network Scotland)

With an honours degree in Psychology, Lynsey has recently completed a Masters in Autism (Adults) where her research focus was autism and dementia. Lynsey was the author of the Autism Supplement to the Principles of Good Transitions 3 and co-produced the resource Because Life Happens: Autism Across the Lifespan E-learning. She is lead improvement officer for ageing, transitions and employment. Lynsey believes in the importance of participatory research and of ensuring autistic people are at the true heart of all work and research that she undertakes.


£95 per person for practitioners. Four places at each session will be available at a reduced rate of £48 for parents and carers.

The programme can also be delivered ‘in house’ for your organisation. Content can be adapted to meet your specific needs: £600

Upcoming Dates for 2021

*Please note – this training is delivered over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions), so it is essential that you can attend both sessions. 


Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th 9.30am – 12.30pm


Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th 1.30 – 4.30pm

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th 9.30 – 12.30pm


Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th 1.30 – 4.30pm

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th 9.30 – 12.30pm


Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th 1.30 – 4.30pm

To book your place please contact Diane at [email protected] or 0131 663 4444