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Older People Diploma

The APT Diploma for working in Older People's Mental Health.

The APT Diploma for working with Older People provides 96 hours of focused training and is from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas in the UK and Ireland.

It is the only Aolder Adults Mental Health 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/organisations and can be attended face-to-face or online.

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Executive Summary:

The APT Diploma for Working with Older People provides 96 hours of training over 6-12 months. We bring all the modules to you for a fixed fee, to eliminate travel and expenses costs, and to ensure you get a supportive group addressing the same material.

The diploma comprises 15 days of training made up from your 5 chosen modules/courses below (plus one final day).

After every module students are expected to sit an exam. To be awarded the diploma, students must attend at least 80% of the live taught modules, pass at least 90% of the exams (with no more than one third of being completed on the web).

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Diploma in Working with Older People, 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 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.


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 for teams and organisations

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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: £24,500 plus VAT for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: £1,600 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: £21,100 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, per course). Extra delegates £1,400 plus VAT per person. 

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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.

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For individuals or small groups:

This course is currently only available for teams/organisations. Please register your interest below if you want to attend this course as an individual and we will notify you when it becomes available.

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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 125,000 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 Older People courses have received.

"Hooray, the best presented, organised, stress free course I have ever attended since working within mental health nursing. All sessions were relevant to my area of nursing. I hope to be attending future courses with APT."

"I would recommend this course to anybody working with older people, be they nurses, occupational therapists, doctors, family members and carers."