Digital Academy

Our online courses are designed as a complete online learning experience, and reflect our unique teaching model: learning through experience, delivery by clinical educators, with space for reflection and discussion.

Why study with the Digital Academy?

A wide range of courses and subjects created by clinical experts

Our teaching is unique. There are very few educational institutions that deliver courses in an NHS clinic, by serving NHS clinicians – in fact, we’re the only NHS Trust to be registered as a Higher Education Provider by The Office for Students. The advice and education our students receive reflects the very latest clinical practice, and mirrors what’s happening in treatment rooms.

Affordable education and training from a leading NHS provider

Digital Academy courses start from £99, with a fee structure that’s been designed to enable accessibility and progression. We also regularly offer free webinars delivered by clinicians that address topical issues and priority training needs.

Learn in a way that’s convenient for you

We want the Tavistock and Portman Digital Academy to fit around you and your lifestyle. Courses are regularly run, with some available to book whenever you want. View or listen to lectures, complete exercises, discuss in live groups, take virtual notes, download supplementary files and discuss course materials with your instructors and fellow students. 

Scalable organisational training

The Digital Academy’s flexible online products and delivery mean we can support all types of learning needs for individuals, groups, and entire organisations. So if you’d like to discover how we can help you learn, whether you’re looking for training for one person or 1,000, contact us to find us more.

Why study a Digital Academy course?

The Tavistock and Portman changes lives.

For 100 years, we have proudly been at the forefront of exploring mental health and wellbeing.

Many therapies and practices used around the world to treat mental health problems were devised at the Tavistock and Portman and, to this day, we continue to share our clinical expertise to help everyone in society.

Digital Academy courses

Masterclass webinars

A live-streamed presentation, conversation or panel discussion on specialist and topical areas of interest, led by senior Trust clinician-trainers.

Mini course

Sign up anytime to the mini course, and learn something new. Mini courses are entirely online and designed to be taken at a time that suits you, at your own pace. All course content is created by one of the Tavistock and Portman’s clinical experts, and you’ll receive a CPD learning hours certificate at the end.

Short course

You will join a cohort and access your learning through a virtual learning environment, offering a combination of online learning materials, webinars, moderated discussion forums, peer-based tasks and a live Q&A. All cohorts will have an assigned online tutor. Short courses run once a month throughout the year.

Trust certificate

A year-long online course which will introduce the key concepts of the subject and give you the core knowledge for progression onto a higher level qualification. Features include regular online theory lectures and reading seminars, workplace discussion seminars, set readings, a self-reflective journal, tutorials and an optional project. This course is not currently accepting new applications. You can register your interest and we will inform you when the course opens in the future.

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“I found the course so useful and interesting – if I could, I would enroll and start again tomorrow. I will keep an eye out for any similar courses from the Digital Academy. It is such a convenient way to learn.”
Huibrie Putt
School-based Social Worker
“I really enjoyed the ‘Children’s brain and emotional development’ course. It has given me a greater understanding of how trauma and poor early experiences can affect a child. It has motivated me to learn more and to apply this knowledge when working with children and infants and in particular those who have had a difficult start to life.”

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