Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about the course. If you have a question that is not answered below, please do contact us at

Who can attend this training?

This training is only available for counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists and mental health professionals who are registered with a professional body in the country where you are practising. You must be actively working with children and/or adolescents to do this training.


Your membership credentials will be required at enrolment. It is a criminal offence to submit false credentials.


What are the pre-requisites for the course?

You must have all the relevant professional qualifications and hold a current valid membership to one of the recognised regulatory bodies in the country where you are practising.


Why do I have to sign a confidentiality agreement?

We have a legally binding Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality agreement, which each and every delegate must sign. This particular course not only gives you access to various elements which are of a sensitive and highly confidential nature, but you have an individual and exclusive license, to use the model for the purpose of assessing children and adolescents. The agreement outlines the restrictions and conditions under which you may use the model. This agreement is also to ensure that a high level of privacy and confidentiality is maintained.


How has the course changed from the original?

This new Assessment Training is a complete overhaul of the original. The course has effectively been redesigned and rewritten from the bottom. This includes enormous amounts of new data, research information and media.


Can I cancel my course subscription and start back up at a later point?

Yes, but resubscribing to the course will incur an additional £55 administration fee.


What will I need to access the online course information?

All online aspects of the course will require PC (Windows 7 or higher), Mac (OS X 10.7), iOS6 or Android 4 (all devices must be updated to the latest versions of internet browsers and system updates). You will also need a stable broadband connection with a minimum speed of 2mbps (download) & 0.5mbps (upload). Recommended speeds for HD video is 8mbps (down) & 2mbps (up).


Can I pay upfront instead of doing a subscription?

No, unfortunately we do not allow pre-payment on this course.


Does the course have a specific start date?

No, the course has a large element of video content allowing you to start the course any time when you are ready and you can learn at your own pace.


What is the shortest time I can complete the course in?

22 Months


Why does the course take so long to complete?

This course includes the study of Child Developmental Psychology. Given the enormous amount of content to learn and practice, it is impossible to complete the course any sooner.


What if I cannot make one of the Review Session video calls?

If you miss the video call, you will be required attend the next scheduled call. You cannot miss more than 1 consecutive session or your course progress will be suspended until you have joined for the Review Session.


I do not live in the UK, can I still do the course?

Yes, you can still sign up and do the course; however, you will still be required to visit our office in the UK for 4 days, to complete your final exam.


Do you make provision for doing exams in other countries.

Yes, but only for groups of 8 or more and there are additional costs involved. Please email us at to enquire.


Does the final exam really take 4 days to complete?

No, but a key part of your training is being able to sit and observe other assessments so that you can learn more about the different assessments situations, tools and approaches. Part of this time will include observing and learning from other assessments.


What is required to complete the course?

You must work through all the video and test sessions,

Attend a minimum of 8 live (video) supervision sessions and attend both Archive Days. (International students please see International Section)


What if I am currently only working with adult clients?

Unfortunately you are required to be working with children or adolescents; or be guaranteed to start working with children and adolescents within no more than 3 months from starting the course.


How much of my time will the course take?

You should aim for between 7 and 9 hours a month to cover the course content or approximately 2 hours a week. Plus at least 1 hour a month to complete your Assignment.


When and how will the Review Sessions take place?

The Review Sessions will take place between 6pm and 8pm UK time on every 2 months and will be scheduled 1 month in advance. These sessions are conducted via secure web-conferencing so there is no need to travel.


Can I reduce my subscription cost by jumping ahead and viewing all the sessions?

No: All content is regulated and you are not able to jump ahead. The purpose of this is to ensure that no Review Sessions are missed and that aspects of the course is not applied without any accountability.


Do I get a formal Qualification with this course?

This training does not provide an accredited qualification; it is to support and further professional development. You must have already obtained an accredited qualification in order to do this course. On completion a certificate will be awarded to contribute to CPD points.



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