Relationships and sex education for people with learning disabilities: practical approaches

Location: London

f places available

Please note that your place cannot be confirmed unless you have a valid debit/credit card, PayPal account or a purchase order number from the person paying for your place so do not start the booking process unless you have these available.

“There were lots of ideas to follow up... I can immediately use the course information to design and pilot a scheme of work... Really excellent, fantastic trainer, experienced in working in SRW in a variety of fields... able to give support effectively and professionally.”
Course participant, London open course March 2016


Five-day course

Proactive and reactive group and one-to-one relationships and sex education (RSE) sessions with people with learning disabilities are often in demand in services.

Staff who have an interest in this area of work often feel they need some training to support them, they want to understand the theory of training sessions and also gain new ideas from other practitioners working with people with learning disabilities.

This five-day course is a programme planning course for anyone working with people with mild–moderate learning disabilities who wants to learn how to plan, develop and deliver group or one-to-one educational SRW sessions.


To book a place on this course you must already be working with people with learning disabilities, have some knowledge of issues concerning sexuality and disability, and good knowledge of the law concerning sexuality and disability.


To support participants to develop their current knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, deliver and evaluate relationships and sex education (RSE) to groups and individuals with learning disabilities.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify their own skills base and opportunities for development.
  • Structure a programme of relationships and sex education (RSE) for a group or an individual with learning disabilities.
  • Design a session they can deliver in their workplaces.
  • Use a range of resources and exercises.
  • Implement inclusive practice.

Number of days

Five (8-9 November, 6-7 December 2017, and 15 March 2018)

The FPA Talking Together series may also be of interest.

FPA Certificate of Practical Competence

This course takes place at:

FPA 23-28 Penn Street, London, N15DL. This venue may be changed if we exceed a certain number of participants, we will inform you in good time. any other venue we use will be close to this one.

Course time: 9.30am–4.30pm

Please note that lunch is not provided.

The course takes place on the following dates: 8-9 November, 6-7 December 2017 (four course teaching days, all of which must be attended) and 15 March 2018 (one assessment day). Assessment is optional but if you wish to receive the FPA Certificate of Practical Competence in Delivering Relationship and Sex Education for People with Learning Disabilities then you will need to attend the assessment day.


Waiting list

How many places on the course do you require?

Learning disability

Expert support and training available.

On request courses

Training at a time and place to suit your team


For courses in England, Scotland and Wales contact:

FPA training team – Tel: 020 7608 5277. Email:

For courses in Northern Ireland:

Mark Breslin – Tel: 028 90 316 106.Email: