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Supporting young people's sexual health

Young people with additional needs

Training opportunities for staff and volunteers in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Relationships, sexual health, and parenthood education and support for young people with additional needs: e-learning course

Target audience: This course is for practitioners who work with young people with additional needs, including young people who are autistic or have a learning disability. It is intended for practitioners who have not done any of our previous training relating to young people with additional needs.

Content: This course is made up of 5 online modules covering a variety of topics relating to sexual health, relationships and parenthood education and support for young people with additional needs.


  • Module 1: Introduction to the course
  • Module 2: Let’s talk bodies and sex
  • Module 3: Key rights, laws and guidance (including all you need to know about capacity)
  • Module 4: Do young people with additional needs need to know about relationships, sex, and parenthood?
  • Module 5: What do young people need to know and when?

Course details: This course takes place online. You will need an internet enabled device and headphones to view and listen to the course content. When your booking is confirmed you will be given access to links for each module. The course is self-paced; you can take as long as you like to work through each module.

If you need further support or advice around sexual health of young people with additional support needs, please get in contact with Healthy.Respect@nhs.scot

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