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National Autism Trainer Programme - Adult Inpatient

Book your training place

Book your place in the National Autism Trainer Programme (NATP) training for staff from adult inpatient mental health settings.

The training is co-produced and co-delivered by autistic people. You will have access to our unique curriculum, Community of Practice support sessions and webinars and we will support you to deliver the training in your setting with an autistic co-Trainer.

Two-day orientation training

The two-day orientation course is available for those who attended the pilot Autism Inpatient Train the Trainer course in 2022 with either AT-Autism and Anna Freud, or Maudsley Learning. It will introduce you to new concepts that were not part of your pilot training and have now been approved as part of the national rollout. To find out more about the Orientation training download the course summary flyer.

If you attended the pilot in 2022 and would like to register your interest in future training dates for the orientation course, please email

Four-day full training

The full training is available for delegates who have not completed the pilot training. Each training course runs over four days and is delivered completely online. Training cohorts have a maximum of 18 delegates to optimise each delegate’s experience and learning.

Four-day training courses taking place from January 2024 can be booked now. Places can be booked on a first come, first served basis. Select your preferred course dates by clicking ‘Book your training place’ above, ensuring that you book training that corresponds to your work setting.

To find out more about the programme download the course summary flyer.

Further training dates will be released soon for 2024. If you would like to discuss training dates or book further in advance please email

If the current dates are not suitable for your schedule, please subscribe to our National Autism Trainer Programme newsletter, to be kept informed of future course dates. 

Training roadmap

We have created a useful training roadmap graphic explaining the training process and the steps to becoming a NATP Trainer and then training colleagues. You can also view our training roadmap video: