Agenda 2021

Training, Meetings & Events

2021 Events

We look forward to the day when we can all meet in person again, but for now, here you will find details of any forthcoming training and CPD opportunities as well as details about planned online meetings and events.

Autism Awareness Webinars

19th and 21st April 2021


To mark World Autism Awareness Week during April we are offering free online training sessions about Autistic Spectrum Condition. This is available for all staff, trainers and consultants to sign up, helping us stay informed and deliver best practice to this important student cohort.

The sessions will be delivered by Cary Canavan, who is not only an Amano consultant but also sits on the Plymouth City Council Autism Partnership Board. Cary also has an MEd in Autism and has published a book entitled ‘Supporting Pupils on the Autism Spectrum in Secondary/Primary Schools: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants’.

We encourage our consultants to sign up to one of the sessions and  we will also be extending the invite for these sessions to disability advisors and needs assessors who work closely with Amano, Invate and e-Quality Learning.

Past Events


Sonocent – free CPD webinars

See the link below for free CPD Webinars for Practitioners Supporting DSA students

Over three sessions, explore how students with specific learning difficulties can be given the best chance to succeed in their studies by combining Sonocent with a proven set of study skill strategies. A CPD certificate is provided for each webinar.


University Mental Health Day, 5th March 2020

As part of our ‘All of Us’ campaign last year which aimed to raise awareness of student mental health, we adopted Student Minds as our charity of the year. Our support for them continues this year and for University Mental Health Day 2020 which falls on the 5th March, we are delighted to sponsor their Self Care Evening! 

Students are encourage to make wellbeing their priority with a range of activities from yoga, meditation, art, food and cosmetics on offer. Plus fifty goodie bags up for grabs!

LGBT+ CPD, Exeter 5th March 2020

At the beginning of the academic year 19-20, Debbie Ley from the Intercom Trust joined us at our various launch meetings across the region to deliver excellent LGBT+ CPD. We are pleased to say that on 5th March she will join us again to provide the same invaluable training to our new Exeter based consultants and sector colleagues. Look out for your invite!

All of Us – Student Mental Health First Aid

Campaign Update (November 2019)

We are pleased to say that we have now completed our planned programme of Mental Health First Aid in Higher Education training days.

Between May 2019 and October 2019, Louise Ansell of Sky Bounders Ltd, facilitated 8 Higher Education Mental Health Champion courses for Amano Student Support colleagues and associates.

Although the end of this round of MHFA HE training, it is not the end of our focus on student mental health which we will continue throughout 2020.

With the University Mental Health Charter published on December 9th 2019, it has never been more timely to show our support for making student mental health a priority across the sector.

Last year we donated over £1000 to Student Minds who are leading the development of this charter and we plan further CPD for our consultants around the topic of mental health in 2020 helping to further embed mental health awareness and support into the Amano company culture.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the content fascinating. I will take a lot away from today both in my professional and personal life. Thank you Louise” – Amano Consultant

Amano Learning Support Consultant