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The APT Diploma for Working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings provides 90 hours of focused training and is from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of training for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.
It is the only Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings Diploma that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.
The APT Diploma for Working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings provides 90 of training, leading to Level 4 APT accreditation. Attend the diploma as an individual or we can bring the training to you for a fixed fee, to ensure you get a supportive group addressing the same material.
The diploma comprises 15 days of training made up by attending/choosing five of the twelve courses below. If you are part of a team then your team/organisation chooses the five and you then all attend the same ones:
To be awarded the diploma, you must also complete an online exam after each course.
If you have already attended one or more of these courses in the last 2 years, then you have an exemption for that subject(s), you don't need to attend the same course again. If you have already attended the equivalent of one or more of these courses from another training-provider in the last 2 years, then again you have an exemption for that subject(s), although you do need to submit evidence of the training and pay a reading fee for APT assessing it.
Please note that the diploma should be completed in not more than 2 years from the date you undertake the first course.
The Diploma can also be awarded by completing the individual courses separately, across 2 years
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Diploma for Working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings, and receive a certificate to this effect and Level 4 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 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For individuals or small groups:
Live events hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)
Live and interactive online courses, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Select the dates you would like to attend for 5 out of the 7 courses below. (If you would like to purchase the courses individually, please book them through the individual course pages by clicking the blue headings):
2-4 November 2022
25-27 October 2022 (*Afternoon/Evening Times)
22-24 November 2022
12-14 July 2023
CBT Plus, with Suicidality 3-days
5-7 July 2023
Price: £1,775 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation. Times: 10am - 4pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch (3pm–9pm for afternoon/evening events).
*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.
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 in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings courses have received.
"One of the best presented, organised and thought-out courses I have been on. I speak as a course participant but also as a trainer of 20 years experience."
"Without a doubt the best training course I have ever attended. Thoroughly enjoyable, relevant and helpful for my job role."