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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Course

The DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System
for mental health and related areas.

This exciting Risk Assessment and Management System is designed for use by whole services and organisations, and is used by over 6,000 mental health professionals.

This empowering course will give you best-practice tools to recognise, assess and manage risks including: suicide, self-neglect, violence and sexual assault. This training gives you APT accreditation in the DICES® System for 3 years, access to online resources similarly, and is easily renewable.

The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online - many organisations have multiple courses to train up all relevant personnel. Optionally, suitably qualified professionals in your organisation can also be trained to roll out the course in your organisation, under license.

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Executive Summary:

Many professionals see risk assessment as tedious at best, anxiety-provoking at worst, so we wanted to construct a reliable system that is reassuring and empowering, exciting even! So we created the DICES® System and now over 6,000 professionals use it. What they love about it is that it teaches the essential risk triad in an enjoyable way, and in a way that actually helps them to produce great clinical work. The risk triad is:

The training is available as a 2-day course (which is suitable for many people), and a 3-day course (which is appropriate for senior personnel or DICES® champions, for whom a greater depth is desirable). Or, if you just want to plug gaps in your existing risk system, you can order in just one or two of the above topics, with each topic being a 1-day input.

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Who should attend?

Everyone who works with people in settings such as: Adult Mental Health, Children and Adolescents, Older People, Substance Misuse, Forensic, Learning Disability, and Brain Injury.

The professional affiliations of people attending this course include: mental-health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, psychiatrists, probation officers and others.

The course covers:

Module One: Core knowledge about risk assessment and management.

Module Two: Risk assessment and the DICES checklists.

Module 3: Risk Management.

Module 4: Demonstrating the risk has been assessed and managed competently.

Teaching methods.

What this course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will gain APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. It is this accreditation that gives you access to the important online resources (notably the checklists) associated with the course.

You will be eligible to sit an online exam to uprate your accreditation to Level 2 if you wish, at no extra cost.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

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

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Booking Options...

 for individuals or small groups

 for teams and organisations




For individuals or small groups:


Option 1: Online Live course:

Live and interactive online course, Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):

  25-27 January 2021

Price: £320 plus VAT per person (The fee covers: tuition, workbook, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2.)
Times: 10am - 3pm daily (including 45 minutes for lunch.)

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Option 2: Online Anytime course

Engaging and relevant online course, attend from your home or workplace at times convenient to you.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.)

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For teams and organisations:


Option 1: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.

Price: £4,495 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £300 plus VAT per person.

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

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live, interactive online course exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price: £3,870 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people (workbooks for every delegate are included in this price - if you require workbooks being sent to more than one location, there is an extra charge of £5 per extra address). Extra delegates £240 plus VAT per person.

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Option 3: Online Anytime course:

Engaging and relevant online course, your colleagues attend from home or workplace at times that suit.

Price: £180 plus VAT per person. (Guaranteed completion; full refund for those that don’t complete for any reason.)

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Option 4: '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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Downloadable information sheet:

Click here to download a printable information Sheet


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NICE guidelines relevant to this course:

Preventing Suicide in community and custodial settings (NG105)  ❯

Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings (NG10)  ❯

Self-harm in over 8s: short-term management and prevention of recurrence (CG16)  ❯


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.

Quick Links


The DICES Risk Assessment & Management System  ❯


What does DICES stand for?  ❯


About The DICES System ❯


The DICES System Training  ❯


DICES Checklists  ❯


Feedback for The DICES System  ❯


Evidence for The DICES System  ❯


DICES Accreditation  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings for the last six runnings of this course.

Average Presentation rating: 97%

Average Relevance rating: 97%



*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments the The DICES® Risk Assessment and Management System has received.

“The best risk assessment course I have ever attended. The tools were precise and relevant to my practice. The management aspect was well explained and the practical examples were very good and informative."

“I have undergone many risk management trainings and this was by far the most informative, interesting and well presented. I will definitely recommend to other organisations I work for."

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