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

Location: London

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“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 2018


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 RSE sessions.

To gain accreditation on this programme all participants need to have access to a group, or an individual with learning disabilities that they can carry out a session with. If this is problematic please contact FPA to discuss. 


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 have:

  • Used a tool to Identify gaps in relationships and sex knowledge for people with learning disabilities
  • Broken down how to structure a good quality RSE session
  • Designed a session they can deliver in their workplaces
  • Practised facilitating a session in a safe environment
  • Experienced examples of exercises and used a range of accessible, visual resources to develop their session 
  • Thought about elements of safe, inclusive practice.

Number of days

Five - 19-20 September, 16-17 October 2019 (four course teaching days, all of which must be attended) and 18 March 2020 (one assessment day)

The FPA Talking Together series may also be of interest.

FPA Certificate of Practical Competence

This course takes place at:

Central London Samaritans, 46 Marshall Street, Soho, London, W1F 8BF

Course time: 9.30am–4.30pm

Please note that lunch is not provided.

The course takes place on the following dates: 19-20 September, 16-17 October (four course teaching days, all of which must be attended) and 18 March 2020 (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.


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