Online Training

on-line training

“Using this course on-line has been ideal as I have been able to work on the modules as and when I can. The feedback was quick and always helpful too.” Physiotherapy Support worker

Talking Mats online training course structure

This online training course provides the opportunity for people to understand the impact of communication difficulties and learn how to use Talking Mats. The course includes 4 modules, the first three of which are split into in three sessions. Each session should take the participants about one hour and will include:

  • A variety of teaching materials (for example, reading and watching film clips)
  • An activity, which may be a quiz or an open forum where we ask you to ‘post ideas’
  • A short assignment, usually a reflective practice task
  • Individualised, constructive weekly feedback is given to each participant

The 4th module is an overall evaluation of your ability to use the Talking Mats framework with a specific set of symbols. You will be expected to make a short film of your use of Talking Mats which will be sent in to the Talking Mats team for assessment. Weekly support will be provided and by the end of the course you will:

  • Have increased understanding of communication and communication disability
  • Know how to ensure that people with communication disability are included in health interactions
  • Understand the Talking Mats communication framework
  • Be able to use the Talking Mats framework using a set of symbols developed from the World Health Organisation ICF within your work setting

The next on-line course will run from 17th January to 11th April 2017

Cost: £175 Excl VAT (£210 Inc VAT).

To apply, please download the Online Training registration form and email it to us at or contact us for further information if you are interested in our online training course.

Click here to look at the On-line Training Course website