If you wish to apply for any course you need to attend a Taster Day/Taster Evening.

What is a Taster Day / Evening?

The Taster Day / Evening provides an essential introduction to all courses at The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE), they form an integral part of the interview process.

What happens?

The Taster Day/Evening is tailor-made in such a way to allow for tutors to begin to build a relationship with you and for you to start the process of using the Arts as a Psychotherapeutic tool, across all levels.

To begin with there is an audio- visual presentation, introducing you to the clinical techniques, theory and practice covered on the courses at the Institute and illustrated by moving and emotionally powerful case studies.  This is followed by participation in 2 integrative Arts workshops utilising the 7 different art forms we study. The day is concluded by a group interview at the end of the day which will explore psychological themes and invite personal reflection on life events 

How long does it last?

A Taster Day London runs from 9:00am (registration) to 5:15pm approx including the group interview.

A Taster day Cardiff (for Trauma Informed Schools course only) runs from 9:00am to 1:30pm

A Taster Evening London is exactly the same in structure but includes one integrative arts workshop; thus the evening lasts from 6:00pm (registration) to 9:00pm.

What is the cost?

The fee for the Taster Day is £83.00 (including lunch and all refreshments)

The fee for the Taster Evening is £50.00 (including refreshments)

The fee for the Taster Day Cardiff (for Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools only) is £48.00 (including lunch)

If my application/interview is unsuccessful will I receive feedback ?

Unfortunately, as an educational non-profit making company, IATE does not have the resources to offer personalised feedback.

On some occasions, IATE may request that applicants do more personal work (eg: attending personal therapy) for a specific period before returning and reapplying.

Next Taster Day

London: Saturday, 19th January 2019 (9:00am - 5:15pm) - £83.00

London: Saturday, 2nd March 2019 (9:00am - 5:15pm) - £83.00

Pay now online or telephone 020 7704 2534.

Book Taster Day

What happens once I have booked?
Upon receipt of successful payment you will receive a Taster Day information pack which contains information about the day, including arrival times and venue details.

Application Form
Everyone wishing to apply for a course will need to have completed and submitted an application form prior to the group interview (there isn't much time during the day so completion of the form beforehand is recommended). Please ensure to affix a passport photo. You can download an application form from the link below, there is also one in the taster day information pack we send you.

pdfDownload Application Form

Please hand your completed application form to the registration staff at the start of the Taster Day / Evening.

Refund and cancellation policy:
The Taster Day / Evening is non-transferable and non-refundable (unless the day is already full or cancelled).

Any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
Telephone - 020 7704 2534
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Duty of care to applicants and students

We ask you to note that therapy trainings and interviews for therapy training can be experienced at times as emotionally challenging. One of our duties of care to applicants and students is to ensure that psychological wellbeing is not put at risk by attending a training or interview day.  In light of this, sometimes an applicant or current student may be asked to attend a second interview and/or  at any stage of the admissions process to  provide appropriate written assurance from a medical or mental health professional. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any concerns about this.



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