Training in systematic instruction (TSI)

Give individuals the skills and confidence they need for work with Training in systematic instruction (TSI)

We all need support when starting a new job or learning a new skill, but traditional vocational training methods can often be ineffective for those with additional barriers to learning.

The Supported Employment model (place, train, maintain and fade) is regarded as the most-effective method in this context. Training in systematic instruction (TSI) is a vital component in delivering successful employment outcomes for these individuals — and for them to achieve independence.

  • Support people with learning and other disabilities to learn new tasks
  • Tailor task-based training to meet a diverse range of learner needs
  • Develop strategies for analysing job roles and tasks
  • Offer alternative training approaches, proven to enable people with learning disabilities to learn complex tasks

What will you learn on this course?

  • The history and evidence for TSI (partly through a pre-course workbook)
  • Preparation for task-based training and identifying learners’ support needs
  • Task analysis - how to break tasks down into smaller chunks
  • The Natural Inventory and effective use of data collection for monitoring progress
  • Teaching strategies and tailoring instruction to learners’ needs
  • Introducing an organisational framework (seven phase sequence) to use in training
  • Identifying natural supports and cues to assist in the training/support cycle

”The training taught many different ways of supporting my students, including strategies to take back to my workplace. I was inspired by the trainers who encouraged us to participate throughout.” -  Fran, Wandsworth Council

Who is this course for?

Anyone who helps disabled individuals to find suitable employment, including advisors working in welfare-to-work/employment programmes, Supported Employment or IPS services.

Duration and delivery

We can deliver these group courses face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: 8 to 12 participants
  • Duration: 10 hours (over four sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: 8 to 12 participants
  • Duration: Two full days

Our expert team have been delivering workplace training and consultancy to organisations from all sectors for over 75 years, helping to shape culture and inclusivity of workplaces across the UK. We specialise in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All our training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.