Sleep Counselling


Sleep Counselling training equips professionals with the skills and resources necessary to set up and run a sleep counselling service for children and young people with autism and other additional support needs.

Suitable for

Health & Social Care Professionals working with

  • Children and young people with autism and other additional support needs

From £1008 incl. VAT

(group registration discounts and commissioned courses are available by request)

  • An initial 20-hours of self-led online learning
  • 39-hours over 12 weeks

Course Description:

This is a blended learning experience which is relevant to social workers, doctors, health visitors, psychologists, teachers, specialist nurses, youth workers, residential workers, occupational therapists etc.

“I can’t wait to get started. Thank you for enabling and teaching me. I feel confident to change the sleeping habits of our future generations.”Sleep Scotland training course member


Our Sleep Counselling training is for professionals who work with children and young people with additional support needs, including social workers, doctors, health visitors, psychologists, teachers, specialist nurses, youth workers, residential workers, and occupational therapists. We also offer Sleep Counselling for Adults.

Sleep Counselling comprises 20 hrs of self-led learning, which you will complete ahead of the course start date on our learning platform, three morning online sessions with our lecturers to revise the knowledge and practice your new skills, 8-10 weeks of self-directed activity within your workplace-during which time you will be expected to start your own sleep support case study with one of your service users and final morning online workshop designed to be a peer discussion on the case study experiences.

This course is designed for professionals working with vulnerable groups, where completion of such training is mandatory for their role. If the professional was working on sleep improvement with their service user and had any reasons to raise protection/safeguarding concerns they should have appropriate knowledge on how to do so in their working environment. We ask you to confirm your training on protection/safeguarding is current, we will not ask to see your certificate. Online self-led training, as well as face-to-face training, are both suitable and will be accepted.

For our Sleep Counselling, Sleep Counselling for Adults, and Sound Sleep training courses, resources can be found on the Sleep Scotland website under the Training header. To access these resources, you will need to log in with your username and password. Under the Training header choose Training materials

All of our professional open courses are delivered online. Our chosen training platform is Zoom. We provide guidance on how to access Zoom. You do not require a Zoom licence or app to access the training. You will require a strong Internet connection and an up-to-date browser such as Google Chrome/Safari/Firefox.

  •  In the instance that a group course is desired, we can deliver the course either online or face-to-face in your area. Please contact us to arrange this:

Annually Sleep Scotland will run a Refresher Sleep Counsellor course for those who want to update their training. The course contains a summarised and updated content of the original Sleep Counselling training and can support those who have not practised sleep support to resume this work.

We will also run a topical CPD session annually. Topics are decided from suggestions from our trained Sleep Counsellors – surveys will be sent to you so you can have your say in the choice of topic.

Please review our full FAQ for any other question you have.

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