TSI gives people working with and on behalf of people with disabilities (and other vulnerabilities eg. NEET young people) the skills and knowledge to provide the expert support to teach those people to learn the practical skills associated with work and all aspects of independent living. It also forms part of the National Occupational Standards set for the delivery of Supported Employment in the UK.
Our course has a reputation for being highly interactive, motivating and a catalyst toward changing the way participants perceive those who have disabilities by giving them the skills and competencies needed to take on valued roles in truly meaningful ways. It has long been considered a 'core' requirement for those practising supported employment and those supporting people to learn daily living skills.
This course is based upon the work of Dr Marc Gold as well as our own extensive experience and research and, as with all our work, is underpinned by Social Role Valorization (SRV) the values based theory developed by Dr Wolf Wolfensberger. We have been working and researching in the field of supported employment and learning/cognitive disabilities for over 30 years individually and together and have been using, delivering, developing and finessing TSI since 1983. Our course has unique characteristics which make it distinct from any other courses and it continually receives outstanding feedback from not only the participants, but from managers and commissioners.
We are a recommended TSI provider for the British Association for Supported Employment and in the last 4 years alone we have delivered over 150, 3.5-day TSI courses throughout the UK. We bring a wealth of information with a combined history of over 70 years in all aspects of Supported Employment including: values, research, education/teaching, service delivery, design and development and have been contributors to the development of the model in the UK and Canada. There is a list of our written publications here
Our Upcoming TSI Courses
(Updated May 1st 2020)
Birmingham In collaboration with Trinity Specialist College 17th to 20th February 2020 - completed
Northampton In collaboration with Moulton College 24th to 27th February 2020 - completed
Warwickshire In collaboration with the Warwickshire College Group 2nd to 5th March 2020 - completed
Norwich In collaboration with Independence Matters, 9th to 12th March 2020 - completed
Hastings, In collaboration with Parchment, 16th to 19th of March 2020 - completed
Dear Friends and Colleagues
We hope you're all OK? Such strange and sad times we have been living through - we hope that you, your families, the people you support and the services you work for are all weathering this storm. We know so many people have suffered greatly over the past few months and our hearts are sad for them and their families.
We had to postpone the TSI courses we were scheduled to deliver over the previous few months and are now scheduling TSI courses from September 2020 and throughout 2021. To that end, we've updated our available delivery slots below.
We're so happy to be able to get back to the TSI aspect of our work and have been bolstered throughout from your messages and connections with many of you. We hope to reconnect with more of you over the next few months.
Our Upcoming Courses ..
Somerset - (probably Yeovil) In Collaboration with Discovery 14th to 17th September 2020 (1 place currently available) contact us for details. Cost £500+VAT pp
Essex - Colchester - In collaboration with Essex Cares, 21st to 24th September, 2020 (no places available)
Swindon, (provisionally booked). In collaboration with Horizons College, Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th November, 2020 (no places available).
Our Availability for Delivering TSI Workshops 2020/21 Here
Mark Kilsby and Julie Allan
Who is TSI for?
TSI has long been established as a core prerequisite for those delivering or intending to deliver supported employment approaches such as: internships, individual supported employment, customized employment, supported apprenticeships, traineeships, social enterprises and transition projects.
This includes Job Coaches and organisations who support people with: learning, sensory and/or physical disabilities, Autism, Asperger’s syndrome and/or a Mental illness such as Special Schools and Colleges, Local Authority operated Health and Social Services, Charities, Carers and Parents, and any organisation with a remit to support these groups to learn the practical skills and competencies required to successfully take on employment roles and become more included members of the community.
Our TSI course enables participants:
To understand the values of TSI within the supported employment context;
To acquire the skills and values essential to plan and prepare for supporting people in paid jobs;
To acquire the skills and values essential to facilitate/support successful learning in the workplace;
To acquire the skills required to plan for the person's longer term success in work;
To identify and overcome learned helplessness and encourage self-determination and motivation in work;
To acquire the skills to deliver training and support that empowers people to become independent in their jobs;
To consider how TSI fits into the real world – taking the approach forward.
There are a number of options for setting up a TSI workshop for your organisation. Please contact us for more details.
Mark Kilsby: Julie Allan
13 Tewkesbury Place
Main: 02920 333707
Mobile: 0781 4124289