Informing Choices NI - RSE Training: Learning Disability

Informing Choices NI provide training programmes for professionals working with people with learning disabilities, difficulties or autistic people.

The training is suitable for a range of staff members, for example those working in residential and day care services, community and outreach support roles, care managers, staff in multidisciplinary teams, and advocates.

Option A: One-day RSE training


  • To enable participants to look at what RSE means for them.
  • To examine how who we are can influence our work.
  • To enable participants to become increasingly confident in their use of appropriate language when discussing topics concerning sex and sexuality with people with learning disabilities.
  • To enable participants to clarify and explain terms relating to relationships, sexuality and sex to people with a learning disability/difficulty/ASD.

Learning outcomes

  • Better understanding of barriers to the implementation of sexuality topics within their working environment.
  • Better understanding of personal and professional values relating to sexuality in general and in the context of learning disability/difficulty/ASD.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance of individual’s role around RSE.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance of having a sexuality policy in place in your organisation as part of your participation in this project.

Option B: One day Open College Network accredited training.

(Approximately four individual learning hours outside of the days training will be required to complete the accreditation).


To develop an understanding of the regional Adults with Learning Disabilities: Personal and Sexual Relationships Operational Protocol.

Learning outcomes (as for Option A plus)

  • A clear understanding of the regional protocol.
  • A clear understanding of professional roles and responsibilities in relation to the protocol.
  • A clear understanding of own personal and professional boundaries in relation to Relationship, Sexuality Education programmes for people with a learning disability/difficulty/ASD.
  • A clear understanding of the role of an advocate in supporting people with a learning disability/difficulty/ASD around the issue of relationships and sexuality.
  • A clear understanding of resources available to professionals.

Maximum number of participants – 20 per course

From our experience and feedback it is recommended that Option A is completed before considering Option B. You can view our training brochure here.

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