Online Courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas
Online training from The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) means you can obtain APT-quality input at a time that is convenient to you and minimises the need for 'cover' normally associated with training.
The format of APT online training is as follows:
For 1-hour CPD courses: An audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus resources and exercise(s) to complete. You can listen to the audio anywhere: on your desktop or smart device.
For 3-hour courses and longer: PowerPoint-type presentations, with audio narration, exercises, videos (usually), and post-course resources (usually). Built in entitlement to sit an exam at the end of the course is included in the price.
Benefits of the APT’s online training include:
One year access to the course materials.
Start anytime, and access the training whenever is best for you.
Exercises that help you assimilate the material and relate it to your own work.
Narration that adds observations and depth to the material.
Resources which you can use on the course and download subsequently for use in your own practice for the period of your accreditation (renewable).
An exam to test your knowledge and give you Level 2 APT-accreditation in the subject. (3-hour courses and longer.)
A downloadable certificate when you complete the course or pass the exam. (You can resit if you don’t pass first time.)
Group bookings: only pay for courses your team members complete.
If you are a manager buying courses for your team (minimum 15), you can order with complete peace of mind. Attendees have access to the online course for a full 12 months, so they can revisit it if they wish, and can sit the included online exam free of charge if they want, to upgrade their accreditation. For attendees who don’t complete for whatever reason, you pay nothing.
The way it works is as simple as possibly can be. Supposing you purchase 100 course places, but at the end of 12 months only 80 of the people have completed the course (most can comfortably be completed in 3 days) then you claim a refund or credit – whichever you prefer - for 20 places. The refund would go straight back into your budget to spend on whatever you want, or, if you took the credit, that could be rolled over to fund another group of delegates.
And you can scale that up or down as you wish. One of the great things about distance learning is it’s easy scalability.
We think this is a breakthrough in distance learning. The online courses are engaging and relevant (“… I honestly think it is one of the best learning experiences I have had - very motivating." wrote one recent delegate.) But of course some people don’t take to distance learning for whatever reason, so why should an organisation pay for those places? Well now you don’t have to!
How do I make a group booking?
Add the course titles you would like your people to complete and proceed to your cart. Sign-in or create an account, and you will see the bulk purchase option where you can add multiple users.
How long do I get to complete the course?
You will have access to the course for 1 year, from the date you buy it. If there are any associated free resources with the course, you will have access to those for as long as you maintain your APT-Accreditation.
When can I start the course?
APT online training can be started at anytime and completed at your own pace.
Once I have successfully completed the course, am I still able to access the content?
Yes, if there is something you would like to go back to, you are able to re-access the course for 1 year from the date you purchased it.
Can I print-off the slides?
The 1-hour modules include a transcript of the talk which you can print out if you wish. The longer, slide-based courses don’t have a print-out option.
Do APT courses entitle me to practise?
It is your professional qualification that entitles you to see clients/patients and part of your professional responsibility is to keep up to date with relevant interventions such as DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, etc. and that is where the APT courses come in.
If I attend the CBT Essentials course (for example) can I use CBT with the patients I see?
Yes, we provide ‘post-qualification’ training, i.e. training for people who have a professional qualification. What entitles you to see patients is that professional qualification, and as a mental health professional you are expected to keep up-to-date with developments. This is why people attend APT courses. Having attended a course you are expected to use your professional judgement in applying what you have learned to your own situation. In keeping with that, APT courses aim to give you relevant skills and knowledge you can use in your own workplace.
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