Thirty years of working with people who experience the full depth and breadth of disabilities has given us the desire to share our knowledge and skills with other professionals. We offer a range of training courses for play practitioners and any individuals or organisations interested in learning more about disability. 

At The Yard Edinburgh, in partnership with Tailor Ed, we offer a programme of specialist training courses covering understanding autism and behavioural challenges, disability awareness, communication methods and inclusive play.

Our unique environment and available resources offer participants a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience of developing and demonstrating inclusive play opportunities that carry the stamp of The Yard's very special ethos and approach.

To book your place on a training course, email us or call 0131 476 4506.

Our courses run at The Yard Edinburgh on Thursdays at 9.30am to 12.15pm, except Signalong, which runs from 9am to 12 noon.

Each course is open to everyone and costs £35 per person, except Signalong, which costs £45 pp. Parents of The Yard members receive a 20% discount on any course. Places are payable in advance to secure your booking. Learn more about what we cover on our courses.

Bespoke options: If you find these subjects don't quite fit your requirements, if you have a large number of staff to train at the same time, if you can't make it to the courses at these dates and times, then give us a call or email our training team to discuss a bespoke package that is tailored to your needs.

2019/20 course dates

Date Course
Thursday 28th November 2019 Signalong follow-on
Thursday 5th December 2019 Introduction to Signalong
Thursday 30th January 2020 Understanding Autism
Thursday 6th February 2020 Aiding Better Communication
Thursday 20th February 2020 Understanding Behavioural Challenges I
Thursday 27th February 2020 Understanding Behavioural Challenges II
Thursday 5th March 2020 Inclusive Play
Thursday 12th March 2020 Introduction to Signalong
Thursday 26th March 2020 Disability Awareness
Thursday 2nd April 2020 Signalong follow-on