Beyond Words Training

Beyond Words training offers an insight into why the books were developed and the care taken in the production process. Participants draw on their existing strengths as communicators and learn new techniques of co-creative reading to communicate in effective and interesting ways. We offer a range of subject specific training (in relations to our books and methodology), from 'Positive Behaviour Support' to 'Starting a Book Club'. Here at Beyond Words we work with self-advocates - people with learning disabilities and experts by experience - in every area of our work from book development to training. Our inclusive ethos and methodology of empowerment remains at the heart of everything we do.

We can develop bespoke training for your setting or particular group of readers.

The training exceeded my expectations, far more engaging and fun. Gave me a true taste of the usefulness of the books.
— Olivia Downey - participant London City Lit September 2014
I’ve been on two Beyond Words trainings and I have remembered more from them than any other training I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been on a lot, it must be the training methods used.
— Emma Scott Librarian Hertfordshire - participant Watford Library March 2015
I felt so welcomed by a wonderful team and every part enjoyable and informative
— Rachel Barnett-Salter - partcipant St Georges University March 2015

Upcoming Training

02 Jun London City Lit (Places Available) 9.30am to 3.30pm

Previous drama experience is not required.

Using accessible drama games and activities to build confidence in group work to promote well-being and/or develop stories to show.  


To book your place on our latest training, please visit our shop here. Alternatively fill in the form below and our training manager will be in touch to meet your individual needs. We welcome bespoke training to suit your organisation so feel free to make any suggestions, or follow this link for Bespoke Training

Price guide:

Standard - £145, non-concession

Student - £90, you must be able to provide evidence that you are a student

Volunteer - £45, you must be able to provide evidence of where you volunteer

Jobseeker - £15, this is a suggested minimum contribution for jobseekers. Click here if you wish to pay a smaller amount

Self-advocate (a person with a learning disability) - This is Free for somebody with a learning disability and 1 supporter

Group Booking - £900, from 10-24 people

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