New to AAC? - check out the Introduction to AAC course in the course catalogue!

Learn with Smartbox Academy


Welcome to the home of interactive training on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Grid, and other Smartbox products, with courses ranging from beginner to expert.

The Academy has everything you need to kickstart or continue your professional development, learn the basics of Grid software, and grow your skills as an effective communication partner to someone who uses AAC.


Our courses are designed for speech and language professionals, occupational therapists, teachers, students, academics and others supporting AAC users.


Tour and explore the Academy


Join Smartbox Head of Training, Kerry, for an overview of the

platform, including:

  • Where you sign up and log in
  • Browsing the catalogue and enrolling on your first course
  • How to track your achievements with certificates and badges
  • Where to find additional information and support

Tour and explore the Academy


Join Smartbox Head of Training, Kerry, for an overview of the

platform, including:

  • Where you sign up and log in
  • Browsing the catalogue and enrolling on your first course
  • How to track your achievements with certificates and badges
  • Where to find additional information and support

Download a free trial of Grid


Download Grid to follow along with all courses on the Academy with a free trial, available on Windows and iPad.

Get Started with Grid:

  • For 60-days with a free trial on Windows
  • With a 30-day free trial of Grid for iPad, available on the app store

Download a free trial of Grid


Download Grid to follow along with all courses on the Academy with a free trial, available on Windows and iPad.

Get Started with Grid:

  • For 60-days with a free trial on Windows
  • With a 30-day free trial of Grid for iPad, available on the app store

Share your achievements


Earn badges, banners and certificates so others can see your progress and successes.

Anywhere, anytime.


Courses are easy to complete on the go - load up the Academy on a laptop, Smartphone or tablet.

Develop your skills


Gain Professional Development Hours (PDHs) which can be logged with your relevant awarding body.

Learn from the best


Benefit from combined expertise found across Smartbox and tap into the latest research.