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Children and Adolescents diploma

The APT Diploma for working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

The APT Diploma in working with Children and Adolescents provides 120 hours of focused training and is fully accredited by APT. We bring the training to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

Executive Summary:

The APT Diploma in working with Children and Adolescents provides 120 hours of training over 12 months. We bring all the modules to you for a fixed fee, to ensure you get a supportive group addressing the same material.

The diploma comprises 20 days of training made up from your 8 chosen modules/courses below. You can select four 3-day modules and four 2-day modules. The whole group attends the same modules.

After every module students are expected to sit an online exam. To be awarded the diploma, students must attend at least 7 of the live taught modules, pass at least 7 of the online exams.

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Diploma for Working with Children and Adolescents, and receive a certificate to this effect and accreditation which gains you access to the resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation to use the resources lasts for 3 years and is renewable by attending a Masterclass top-up day or submitting evidence of continued practice, and your reflections on that practice (to the required level).

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

Booking this training is easy.

Option 1: Online Live and Exclusive course (for teams and organisations):

Online Live Courses typically take slightly less time than the face-to-face course on which it is based (because of less group discussion and group exercises) but they are live and pleasingly interactive. Click here to view prices.

Delegates can be anywhere that is conducive to concentrating, all together or separate, so long as they have access to a computer with a good internet connection. And as a manager, you have ‘guaranteed completion’: you only pay for delegates who successfully complete (minimum 15).

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Option 2: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring the training to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £30,490 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 3: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

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Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the modules for The APT Diploma for working with Children and Adolescents courses have received.

"An absolutely brilliantly presented course ... I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has client contact. Amazing!"

“I really enjoyed this course, absolutely the most impressive and useful training I have received in the 11 years working for the Trust.”

“Mind blowing training ... How I love training that I can take so much away with me, both for my professional and personal life.”