Advanced Courses

Advanced courses are two-day in-depth courses which train participants how to use our models and guidance. These will be targeted at experienced practitioners, who have a good basic awareness of (HSB). This clarity is to facilitate training commissioners in deciding what level of training their staff require in order for the participants to be able to maximise their learning from the course. To find the details click on the relevant course heading. To book please refer to the previous section’How to book a course’ and contact

All our advanced courses are two days and are designed to build on previous knowledge of HSB, either through attendance on our foundation courses, or through relevant practice experience, therefore they are pitched at a more advanced level of practice knowledge and understanding. The courses cover the AIM models for assessment and intervention for children and adolescents and also specialist topics such as Technology-Assisted HSB, Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice Approaches and Sibling HSB. It also includes a Manager/ Supervisor’s Course.

Attendance Criteria:

Practitioners must have at least a basic understanding of HSB, gained through our foundation courses or relevant practice experience.

For all the assessment courses, participants need to have experience in complex assessments generally and ideally experience of working with HSB.

For the Technology Assisted HSB course, there is an additional requirement that the participants have some previous experience in working with this on their case loads

For the Intervention Course, there is a requirement that the participants have experience of assessment work and/or direct work with children and young people.

Please note that both AIM3 and AIM Under 12’s course have a Competency Requirement; please see the previous section for details.

 Provision of certification for completing the entire course

We now intend only to provide certificates for practitioners who complete a full course, due to our concern that partial completion of courses may impact on the effectiveness of later practice. We totally understand the pressures of work and home life and there may be short periods of absence, that may be negotiable with the trainer, but by a full course we mean, that the trainer is satisfied that the participant has attended all the significant aspects of the understanding and application of the model or guidance.