PECS® Picture Exchange Communication System – Level 1

PECS® Level 1 TRAINING 23rd & 24th March 2019

PECS level 1 training course is hosted by Synergy and facilitated by 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.

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.

Course Details:

PECS Level 1 – Two-day course

Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019

Venue: Maynooth University


09:00 – Registration
09:30 – Course starts on Sat. & Sun.
16:45 – Course finishes on Sat. & Sun.

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 detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

Course Fee: €279

Fee includes PECS Course training manual, handouts/workbook, CPD certificate, refreshments and lunch. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate complex dietary needs. In this instance, we would ask you to provide your own packed lunch.

€100 deposit on booking. Deposit is non-refundable.

Balance is due on/before Friday 22nd of February 2019

Please note, we are unable to accept funding from Department of Social Welfare or from other funding organisations. However, if you pay for the course in advance, I will provide any paperwork you need for a funding organisation and will reimburse the payment once received.


To book a place, please email inserting PECS in the subject field of the email. Please ensure you forward the following information:

Forename (official name for certificate):

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More about PECS Training:

Any professional and/or parent of a learner with autism 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, paraprofessionals (SNAs), 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.


If you wish to overnight, there is reasonably priced accommodation available in Maynooth University. See the following link for information: