childcare student

Course details

Year of entry

2024, 2025


1 week

Institution Code




Why choose? this course?

If you want to develop your skill in helping people change within a healthcare setting this course is for you. Working with services users can be difficult when people need to make changes. Learning motivational Interviewing can help you to facilitate change in a way that respects a person’s autonomy and reduce practitioner stress or burden.

Key course features

  • Be introduced to the skills and mind-set that will help you talk to patients who are stuck in making decisions about their health.
  • Designed and facilitated in a way that gives you quality MI training and can act as a foundation on which to build future skills.
  • Study online for free.

What you will study

  • Day One: Introduction to the Module and to reflective practice
  • Day Two: Introduction to MI: micro skills and the spirit
  • Day Three: Developing MI skill with formative feedback
  • Day Four: Use of MI in practice sharing of experiences and summative assessment
    Half day Five: Group tutorials

Entry requirements & applying

You need to be in a role as a healthcare professional or medic and be able to practise conversational skills between sessions.

You need to have already undertaken Level 6 study.

Register your interest for future course dates.

Teaching & Assessment

  • Formative: the provision of feedback on practice of MI conversation
  • Summative: undertaking a pre-recorded simulated role-play assessment online
    submitting a reflective essay (1500 words)

Contact hours: 31 – you are expected to practise and reflect upon your use of MI between sessions

Fees & funding