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On this page, you can book four-day NATP training courses for NHS mental health professionals and other relevant staff and specialist training days for NATP delegates.

The National Autism Trainer Programme (NATP) course runs over four days and is delivered completely online. The training is suitable for mental health professionals across all seven NHS England regions, and other relevant staff, who currently work or may work with diagnosed or undiagnosed autistic people in the following settings: 

  • Adult inpatient mental health hospitals 

  • Children and young people inpatient mental health hospitals 

  • Adult community mental health services

  • Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) community settings 

  • Residential special schools and colleges 

  • Health and justice settings  

Course places are funded by NHS England for eligible staff.

A two-day orientation course is also available for those NHS staff who attended the pilot Autism Inpatient Train the Trainer course in 2022 with either AT-Autism and Anna Freud, or Maudsley Learning. Please email training@annafreud.org for more information. 

Four-day training

Book a four-day training course below to qualify as a NATP Trainer.

Specialist training days

One-day specialist training courses, for delegates already qualified as NATP Trainers, or already enrolled on NATP courses.

Training roadmap

Our training roadmap graphic and video explains the course process, the steps to becoming a NATP trainer and how to train colleagues.  

Mike Karasinski talks about the National Autism Trainer Programme

Mike Karasinski, a delegate from the National Autism Trainer Programme pilot training for inpatient settings in 2022, talks about his experience of the training and the importance of the Programme.

Virginia Lumsden talks about the National Autism Trainer Programme

Virginia Lumsden, a delegate from the National Autism Trainer Programme pilot training for inpatient settings in 2022, talks about her experience of the training and the importance of the Programme.