PECS® Picture Exchange Communication System – Level 1


PECS® Level 1 Live Online Training via Zoom

17th & 18th April 2020 *SOLD OUT*

PECS level 1 training course is hosted by Synergy and facilitated by Pyramid Educational Consultants – PECS UK.

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the protocols for how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS.

PECS is widely used as an augmentative and alternative communication system for children on the autism spectrum and with other conditions who are non-verbal or have limited speech.

The PECS online training will be delivered via the Zoom platform. You can visit the Zoom website to test your internet speed.
PECS will ensure this training is of the same high standard as their face-to-face workshops. It will be a highly interactive workshop and great way to complete the training and obtain PECS certification

What You Will Learn:

-The key Pyramid components to designing effective educational environments
-Strategies to create an abundance of opportunities for communication
-The relationship between PECS and traditional communication training approaches
-How to implement all six phases of PECS
-The criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities.

PECS is an Internationally recognised qualification. It is recognised in Ireland by the Department of Education & Skills. Link to more information and short video about PECS level 1 training:

Course Details:

PECS Level 1 – Two-day Live Online Workshop


Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April 2020

Zoom Platform


08:45 – Log-in and online registration
09:00 – Course starts on Fri & Sat
16:00 – Course finishes on Fri & Sat

This course is certified by the CPD certification service (the leading independent CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance by email detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

Course Fee: €299

Fee includes PECS comprehensive training manual, workbook (sent by post in advance of the training), downloadable PECS training materials, PECS CPD certificate.


Please use the booking link below to book online using a credit/debit card. Enter your official name (as per name for certificate). Please ensure you enter the correct email address. You can also reserve a place by emailing Please insert ‘PECS’ in the subject field.

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More about PECS Training:

Any professional and/or parent of an autistic learner or related disability should consider attending a training. PECS is a functional communication system that can be used across the age span. As such, parents/professionals working with infants/toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents and adults are all encouraged to attend. Previous attendees have included parents, special education teachers, general education teachers, SNAs, child-care practitioners, in-home support workers, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, behaviour analysts, paediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and administrators. The training is designed to include a variety of teaching styles. Each workshop consists of trainer-lead discussions/lecture, video models of skills described, opportunities for practice/role play and plenty of time for questions and answers. Consultants strive to tailor the workshops to the individual needs of the group. Many evaluations indicate that the training is, “The best training I have ever attended” and “Should be required for all parents/professionals of learners with autism”. At the conclusion of each workshop, each participant will receive a certificate.

See the PECS UK website for further information and video: