Teachers of Autism Within the College’s team of tutors and support staff we have many highly skilled individuals who have accredited qualifications in Autism and/or extensive experience and additional training. We follow the National Autistic Society (NAS) Good Practice guidance to develop a workforce better qualified to work with people on the Autism Spectrum: There is support for open learning opportunities to gain Level 1 Higher Education qualifications in Autism. There is a commitment to training key teaching and advisory staff by supporting enrollment on accredited Higher Education courses. There are arrangements to make staff aware of existing Autism training courses. Selection criteria for jobs requiring expertise in the autism spectrum include attendance on an accredited course. Accredited courses are run in the local authority, in collaboration with a university with expertise in Autism Spectrum and/or a local Autism Society. Staff are funded to participate in accredited courses in Autism.