Learn from the experts

“I can’t overstate how much I enjoyed this training, and how it has improved my knowledge on the topic of transitions. The authenticity of the trainers’ knowledge and experience really made this one of the best sessions I have attended, and I will make sure I pass this on to peers and colleagues.”

Paul Cooke, National Autistic Society

The Scottish Transitions Forum is widely recognised as the experts in transitions and the body that is leading change locally and nationally. The training supports the overall aim of ARC Scotland Training: ‘We are committed to improving people’s lives by providing training that puts our values into practice.’


Discover and develop the skills and confidence to help families support a young person with additional needs to become more independent and better able to pursue their goals and dreams. 

Learning to Let Go is unique. Designed and led by parents and young people, it draws on their own experiences to share tools and tips that can help make a real difference to you and the young people you support.

In this workshop you will find out what helps and hinders young people in making decisions for themselves, and learn how to work with young people and families to identify the right next steps for them.

Who is this for?

These workshops are for professionals and practitioners who work with young people aged 14-25 and their families who are going through transitions to young adult life, and also for parents and carers supporting their young people to live their best lives.

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Our flagship training course

Getting Transitions Right

This course will inform and inspire you to develop approaches that enable young people (14 to 25 years) with additional needs to reach their potential in adult life. Drawing on the most up-to-date developments in legislation, research, practice, guidance and policy, you will explore opportunities to develop your practice and to influence others in this dynamic and rapidly developing sector.

Who is this for?

This is essential learning for anyone who supports young people with additional support needs aged 14 – 25. This includes parents and carers, practitioners from health and social care, education, further education, voluntary sector and employability services.

To encourage improved understanding and collaboration between different sectors, the programme will be delivered in a small group of 8-10 people who will be drawn from a range of professional and personal backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Increased personal awareness of the experiences of young people with additional support needs and their parents and carers and the importance of getting transitions right
  2. Greater understanding of differing professional roles and responsibilities and how you can work with others to promote and encourage better communication and joint working
  3. Sound understanding of current legislation that supports transitions, new developments in practice and policy and an insight into future developments
  4. Better equipped in the practical application of approaches that improve transitions, including the Principles of Good Transitions 3
  5. Continued specialist support from the Scottish Transitions Forum to put your learning into practice.

This course is delivered online via Zoom over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions). The delivery is informal and includes a mix of presentation, discussion, activity and evaluation.

Our trainers

This training is co-delivered by Alexander Warren

Alexander Warren (AJP Dreams)

Alexander Warren is an actor, a teacher and a Hearts fan (please don’t hold that against him!) He feels strongly about encouraging people to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. After hearing about dreams when in special education he decided he wanted to spread the word about person centred planning, gifts and dreams to other young people.

Alexander runs his own business AJP Dreams, which aims to inspire young people to go for their dreams and to encourage families and professionals to work hard to listen to these dreams and help people to follow them. He coined the phrase Flamboyant Dreaming to challenge families and professionals in particular to imagine bigger and not make do with what seems realistic.

Alexander Warren’s inspirational personal reflections will ensure your learning remains grounded in the experiences of young people and their families.


£120 per person for practitioners.

A limited number of free places at each session will be available for parents and carers.

This training can also be delivered ‘in house’ for your organisation for £950 (online) or £1050 (in person)- please get in touch to discuss.

Upcoming Dates for 2023

*Please note – this training is delivered over two days (2 x 3 hour sessions), so it is essential that you can attend both sessions. 

  • Tuesday 21st March and Wednesday 22nd March, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Monday 22nd May and Tuesday 23rd May, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Monday 26th June and Tuesday 27th June, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 19th September and Wednesday 20th September, 9.30am – 12.30pm
  • Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 24th October and Wednesday 25th October, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 28th November and Wednesday 29th November, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

For more information please contact Diane at [email protected] or 0131 663 4444

ARC Scotland offers specialist training across health and social care. Click here for more information on the range of courses available