Further Education

Welcome to the Further Education (FE) section of the website.  Below you will find further information on our latest developments which include two training films for FE colleges and series of guides for both FE colleges and their students.

What is the ‘What is Autism?’ film about?

The film follows three autistic people – Amara Tamblyn, Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams and Osian Harries – as they explore what their autism means to them, including: social communication; patterns and routines; sensory experience; and how to make things better.

It also includes the professional voice of Dr Elin Walker Jones, consultant Psychologist.

There are two elements to our Autism Aware scheme: viewing our “What is Autism?” training film; and accessing the e-learning resources, where you can download the PowerPoint or PDF:  AutismWales.org/what-is-autism 

Who is the “Further Education” training film for?

The film has been designed to raise awareness and understanding of autism for staff within FE setting.  It provides information and some good practice as we follow students journey whilst in college. Click on the image below to watch the training film.

Further information

There are two guides that were co-produced with Autism Leads across Wales, autistic students and several colleges across Wales.  One new guide is designed to help Further Education colleges to support autistic people.  The other is aimed at the autistic students to assist them in successfully completing their college learning journey.

The resource pack form part of the Learning with Autism scheme.  The pack contains useful advice, information, hints and tips for colleges to help create autism friendly environments for students, ranging from sensory and communication considerations, to task management and supporting learners with their work.

The student pack contains information and advice on how to choose the right college course. Then once on placement there are advice sheets on how to organise their work and time, how to manage unstructured periods and where to get the advice and help they need. Both guides follow the student’s journey through the FE experience.

Please click on the links below to view and download the individual guides or individual chapters for each guide that may be relevant to you.

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Autism: A Guide for Further Education Inistitutes
All chapters:
Chapter 1: What is autism?
Chapter 2: Transition
Chapter 3: Creating an Autism Friendly College
Chapter 4: Supporting the Student in the Learning Environment
Autism: A Guide for Further Education Students​
All chapters:
Chapter 1: Starting College
Chapter 2: During College
Chapter 3: After College
Chapter 4: Other Resources