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dual diagnosis


I've just been quoted £1000 per participant for a bespoke 6 day course on dual diagnosois for my staff - sure thats way too much.

Anyone aware of any other providers in the North of england?
tim ward

2 Responses

  1. Dual diagnosis training
    I guess many people will never have heard of Dual Diagnosis so just for clarity I assume you are talking about the dual occurrance of mental illness and drugs.
    There are a number of providers who do this training but I don’t know them well enough to recommend any. I would say, however, that you should look well beyond the North of England as most will happily travel to you.
    As you are after a 6 day programme I guess this is a clinical course not an awareness programme for new social workers. This is a specialist area and that can be reflected in the price.
    You don’t say how big your team is so it is hard to gauge whether this is a fair price. For 3 people it is cheap for 20 it seems expensive. Also, as it is bespoke, it will depend on how much tailoring and development time is required. What is being supplied is also a factor – one less experienced practitioner doing a taught programme, or a leading figure in the field with DVD examples and live examinations. All these affect the price.
    So, based on what little you have said it is impossible to say whether it is expensive or not. The only way to find out is to ring some of the providers. Without implying any endorsement, a cross-section might include JCK, the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley, and the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.
    Hope that helps

  2. training value for money?
    Hi Tim
    Cannot comment on the content, but can the rates.
    As Graham says it all depends, is the course residential, and does this include these fees?

    A course for £166 per person per day seems good value – even if not residential. You can easily pay £500 per day for an open course. If this is including design (you say bespoke) then yes this on the face of it does seem good/ reasonable value.

    In the past training in the care sectors has been kept artificially low, this seems commercially realistic.



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