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 November 30th 2019)
Norfolk, In collaboration with Independence Matters, 17th to 20th September 2019 (no places currently available)
Barnsley, In collaboration with Barnsley Council. 23rd to the 26th September 2019 (no places currently available)
Barnsley, In collaboration with Barnsley Council. 30th of September to 3rd October 2019 (no places available).
Brighton, In collaboration with Team Domenica. 9th to 11th of October 2019 (no places currently available)
Portsmouth, In collaboration with Portsmouth County Council. 14th to 17th of October 2019 (no places currently available)
Dudley, In collaboration with DPD - Delivery Services Group. 22nd to 25th of October 2019 (no places currently available)
London, In collaboration with Lewisham Southwark College. 29th of October to 1st November 2019 (Course now full)
Brighton, In collaboration with Team Domenica. 12th to 15th of November 2019 (no places currently available)
Lincolnshire, In collaboration with Lincolnshire Young People's Learning Provision, 25th to 28th November 2019 (no places currently available)
Plymouth, In collaboration with Plymouth City Council, 2nd to 5th December 2019 (no places currently available)
Wimborne, in collaboration with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council December 9th-12th 2019 (no places available)
Birmingham In collaboration with Trinity Specialist College 17th to 20th February 2020 (no places available)
Northampton In collaboration with Moulton College 24th to 27th February 2020 (2 Places available) contact us for details
Hastings, In collaboration with Parchment, 16th to 19th of November 2019 (no places currently available)
Warwickshire In collaboration with the Warwickshire College Group 2nd to 5th March 2020 (no places available)
Norwich In collaboration with Independence Matters, 9th to 12th March 2020 (no places available)
Lincolnshire In collaboration with Lincolnshire County Council (SEND) 23rd to 26th March 2020 (no places available)
Barnsley In collaboration with Barnsley College 29th June to 2nd of July 2020 (no places available)
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
Our Availability for Delivering TSI Workshops 2019/20
Any 3.5 days from ....(updated 3/12/2019)
16th to 19th March (provisionally Booked), 30th to April 2nd
6th to 9th (10th Good Friday), 20th to 24th,
27th to 30th
4th to 7th (8th bank holiday), 11th to 14th,
18th to 21st
1st to 4th, 8th to 12th, 15th to 19th, 22nd to 26th
7th to 11th, 14th to 18th, 21st to 25th, 26th to 2nd October
5th to 9th, 12th to 16th, 19th to 23rd, 26th to 30th
2nd to 6th, 9th to 13th, 16th to 20th, 23rd to 27th, 30th to 4th December
1st to 4th, 7th to 11th, 14th to 18th