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Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

2017/18 edition

About Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust trains over 2,000 students each year because of our international reputation for excellence in mental health and social care. As such, we are recognised as a world leader in this field.

Unique Learning


Our courses are hugely unique as we are one of very few providers to teach postgraduate education within an NHS clinical setting. Students on our clinical courses can get real-time access to our patients and gain a deeper understanding of the issues facing the mental health services today.

In addition, all of our tutors are practicing clinicians so the education that our students receive is relevant, real and up to date.

Flexible Learning


We are delighted to offer accessible, flexible and personalised postgraduate education to those of varying levels of expertise within the mental health and social care sectors - some students come to us as they want to change career and gain the education and clinical training they require to practice. Some work in their chosen career and have a desire to upskill and keep their training up to date. Some study with us via blended learning; they achieve their goals by working online and in the classroom.

Accredited Courses

Our relevant courses are accredited and recognised by the main professional bodies in the mental health sector. These include:

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
Association of Family Therapists (AFT)
The British Psychanalytic Council (BPC)
British Psychological Society (BPS)

Validated Courses

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The majority of our courses are validated by the University of Essex. A small number are validated by the University of East London or Middlesex University.

We welcome many professionals to over 80 CPD short courses every year. Our academic team can help you fulfil your training needs.

Contact details

+44 (0)20 8938 2213 / 2214
120 Belsize Lane
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