Learning and Development


PAMIS, Promoting A More Inclusive Society, solely supports people with profound learning and multiple disabilities (PMLD) and their families to lead healthy, valued and included lives. With over 28 years’ experience in family support, inclusive practice, learning and development, research and campaigning, PAMIS understand the complexity of care and support required by this group.

Working with a highly skilled team of staff, family carers and lead practitioners in the field, PAMIS have developed a portfolio of learning and development opportunities/courses that focus on the care and understanding of children, young people and adults with PMLD.

Our ultimate goal for this portfolio is to ensure that all who care and support people with PMLD have the right skills, knowledge, understanding and values to enable the person to live a safe, healthy, valued and inclusive life.

 We support the involvement of family carers as co-educators, a model that has been developed over the past 28 years and ensures accessible, relevant and successful delivery of range of courses.

We offer face to face courses, events and other training and development opportunities for family, paid carers and practioners working in health and social care.


We have a range of learning and development courses to support practitioners and those caring and working with people with profound learning and multiple disabilities (PMLD)

Topics include:

****** UPCOMING COURSE******

We are running our two day Understanding Communication and Behaviour course as a mixture of virtual sessions and videos and resources to complete at home.

This course is for paid carers and others working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. This two day course  will support you to understand and explore strategies which help the people you are engaging with.

It is the same fantastic experts in their field and the same depth of information as we shared before in the classroom environment.

**only 3 places remaining**

Monday the 1st of November 10.00am-12.00pm and then 13.00 to 15.00 and

Monday the 8th of November 10.00am-12.00pm and then 13.00 to 15.00

£240 per person for two days of training.

Profound means deep. People with profound learning and multiple disabilities are some of the most complex people that we work with. They often don’t communicate verbally or in a way that we readily understand. If we are to truly support them to lead valued and inclusive lives we must try to be experts in understanding them, their communication and the ways in which they interact with the world around them.

This 2 days course is led by experts in their field. It will support you to understand and explore strategies which help the people you are engaging with. It will also provide you with increased confidence to understand the reasons for some of the sensory-behaviour challenges you face on a day to day basis.

Knowledge and understanding of sensory integration as well as communication, behaviour and active support will be enhanced. There will be practical experience, advice and strategies over the period of the course.

All info about course content is available through the link below.


If anyone has any questions please contact Fiona Harper at [email protected]



There are also opportunities for participants to be involved in reflective practice. This can also contribute towards continuing professional development, including CPD for the Health and Care Professions Council as well as Post-Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) for the Scottish Social Services Council.

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If you would like more information about any of our courses please contact Fiona Harper on [email protected] or call 01382 385154. If you register an interest in a course we will contact you as soon as a course becomes available. Alternatively if your organisation has a number of staff to train we can come to you and deliver training in-house at a time that suits you.