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Risk Assessment and Risk Management Course

The DICES® System for risk assessment and management:
a person-centred risk formulation approach.

This exciting approach 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 anxiety-provoking, so we wanted to give some reliable guidance that is reassuring and empowering, exciting even! So we created the DICES® Checklists and now over 6,000 professionals use them to assist their own clinical practice. What they love about DICES is that it teaches the essential risk triad in an enjoyable way, and in a way that prioritises person-centred work, which is exactly what the latest guidance from the UK’s NICE, for example, emphasises. 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).

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Who should attend?

Everyone who works with people in specialisms 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 formulation, risk assessment and risk management.

Module Two: Risk assessment and the DICES checklists.

Module 3: Risk Management.

Module 4: To deliver timely and effective treatment, whilst being secure that you are managing the risk as well as it is possible to do so.

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 150,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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Booking Options...

 for individuals

 for teams and organisations




For individuals:

Option 1: Online Anytime course:

a pre-recorded course you can study any time.

An engaging and relevant online course that can be started and accessed at any time and completed at your own pace, taking breaks to assimilate and practice the skills as they are introduced.

Price: £250 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: 3 years access to the course, certification, registration, and Level 2 APT Accreditation by completing the course and inbuilt exam.
Guaranteed completion; full refund if you don’t complete for any reason.

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For teams and organisations:

Option 1: Online Anytime course:

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

Price: £250 plus VAT per person. (Completion guarantee, for attendees who don’t complete for whatever reason, you can transfer the training to other staff members.)

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Option 2: Online Live and Exclusive course:

Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.

Price (3-day version): £4,790* 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 £10 per extra address). Extra delegates £315 plus VAT per person.

Price (2-day version): £3,460* 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 £10 per extra address). Extra delegates £210 plus VAT per person.

*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of £100 plus VAT per day.

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Option 3: Face-to-Face Onsite course:

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

Price (3-day version): £7,180 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £480 plus VAT per person.

Price (2-day version): £5,180 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £320 plus VAT per person.

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

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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 each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held Face-to-Face or Online).

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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 150,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


The DICES® System for Risk Assessment & Management  ❯


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 ten runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.

Face-to-Face


Presentation: 98%


Relevance: 97%


Online Live


Presentation: 91%


Relevance: 93%



Written Feedback

Reviews.

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