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.
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/organizations and can be attended face-to-face or online.
The APT Diploma for Working in Secure Psychiatric and Forensic Settings provides 90 hours of training, leading to Level 4 APT accreditation. We 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. Your team/organisation chooses the five courses and you then all attend the same five courses:
To be awarded the diploma, students 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 teams and organisations:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organisation.
Price: $34,500* CAD 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 CAD per extra address). Extra delegates $2,000 CAD 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 $160 CAD per day.
Option 2: Face-to-Face Onsite course:
We bring the course and tutor to you, for an all-inclusive fee.
Price: $51,750 CAD (plus tutor travel and accommodation expenses) for a group of up to 15 people. Extra delegates: $3,375 CAD per person.
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 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).
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
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, organized 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."