Al Sham Centre, Sharjah

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English International School, Cotonou, Benin

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At Concept Training, we have developed a number of products so we can reach you no matter what part of the world you are in. We offer In House training and Distance Learning courses internationally, so we can come to you in person and train your staff, or send courses out to you anywhere.

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In-House Training

All of our courses can be delivered to you “In House”, at a time and place convenient for you. We can deliver our workshops to groups of up to 25 staff members per day, or up to 20 for OCN Accredited courses. We can also adjust a programme and have it written to specifically target the needs of your service. Bespoke programmes can be accredited if they meet OCN approval.

Training is tailored specifically to your needs
All staff have access to the same training
A time and location to suit you
Share costs by holding a joint session with other companies

Rebecca Khelseau-Carsky from The English International School, Cotonou, Benin, West Africa

Distance Learning

Our newest offering, which allows you to access accredited courses and trainer feedback from home. We will send you all the materials needed to complete the course, including video webinars with voice-over from our trainers. Once you finish filling in the necessary documents, either email or post them back to us. We will mark your documents and if you have passed the course you will receive an OCN Accredited certificate.

Distance Courses start at £160 for International customers

Take OCN Accredited Courses from home.
Cost effective – No travel or time off required.
Discuss the course materials with a tutor via email, telephone, or Skype.
All you need is access to a computer.
Learn in your own time, at your own pace.

Al Sham Centre, Sharjah

­Training in Sharjah

The Al Sham Centre is a very new special school for children with additional needs, in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah.  Managed and headed up by Ursula, a South African with a vision that this school, which only opened in March 2015, will become a centre of excellence and training  for special school staff across the UAE. A very cosmopolitan staff team from many different Middle Eastern countries work together to provide an education and therapy for the twenty or so children who currently attend this new school.­­­

In January Concept Training, based in Morecambe, sent two trainers, Honor Coombs and Colin Troy, out to Sharjah to deliver some very intensive days of staff training at The Al Sham Centre. Teachers, therapists, psychologists, teaching assistants and parents were invited to attend a selection of courses and workshops in Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Sensory Play and Learning in the Outdoors.

Honor’s two-day course, “Learning for all, through Sensory Play & the Outdoor Environment”, was greeted enthusiastically by all.  It’s a very practical course designed to be accessed by all staff including those for whom English is their second language and it promoted a huge amount of discussion and laughter as adults from different cultures and with a vast range of experience, explored and debated how to provide children with high quality sensory play experiences.  Pupils from the school glimpsed everyone taking part in some practical activities on a grassy area outside the classroom and were invited  to join in.  This provided an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate some of the physical games for the vestibular and proprioceptive systems. It was hugely rewarding to include these primary-aged children in this learning opportunity for staff and for the trainer to see that this particular group of children were no different from the children she teaches back home in Lancaster

The staff and parents couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. Their school is somewhat different from UK special schools but the children are just the same.

Job Vacancy

Shamaa Autism Centre in Dammam Saudi Arabia seeks full time contract

Job position: Director of Autism Centre

Experience: At least 5 years experience in relevant field.

Qualifications: A master degree or PHD in Autism or Mental Disability .

Languages: English, optional Arabic .

Salary: We offer Competitive salary and benefits.

Work Hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sunday to Thursday (Friday to Saturday off).

If you wish to apply, please send your CV at (

Please feel free to contact us at (+447983707536) if you have questions about the position.