What is a Taster/Interview Day and why is it mandatory?
Our taster/interview days allow prospective students to learn about the training courses we offer and to understand what is required to become a qualified and registered counsellor or psychotherapist using the arts.
What happens at a Taster Day event?
The day will begin with a brief welcome followed by a film about IATE from our founding director. This film includes what it means to work therapeutically with the arts with actual case material from working with a child and adult.
You will then learn about the courses we offer so you with the opportunity to ask questions with one of our senior staff members.
After a well deserved break attendees will be split in to smaller groups. You will attend experiential workshops using the arts facilitated by members of our teaching staff.
The day will end with group interviews, this is an opportunity for us to find out more about you and your goals so we can ensure we find the right course for you.
What is the cost?
Our in person events run on Saturdays are £83 +Eventbrite booking fee with lunch included.
Our Wednesday evening events are £50 +Eventbrite booking fee. These events run from 17.30-21.15 and are held online via Zoom.
How can I book?
You can book your place via the ‘Apply’ page on our website, this will redirect you to an Eventbrite page where you can complete your purchase.
You will also need to complete an ‘Online Application Form’ via our website.
What is the refund & cancellation policy?
We do not offer refunds. If you have any ticket-related queries please contact the office directly on 020 7704 2534.
Where are the Taster Days held?
Our Taster Day events are hosted at our London premises in Islington.
London Art House
2-18 Britannia Row
For our online events, Zoom details will be emailed to all attendees a day or so before the event.
What time do I need to arrive and how long does a Taster Day last?
Registration is open from 9am for our in person events on Saturdays ending around 5.15pm. You will need to attend the day in full in order to be eligible for a course offer.
What should I wear?
As you will be taking part in experiential workshops we recommend you wear something comfortable that you can move around in easily.
Do you provide parking?
Onsite parking is not available. We recommend using the Just Park application to find nearby parking. There is also an NCP car park at the nearby business centre.
Where is the nearest station?
There are a number of stations nearby such as Angel underground and Highbury & Islington both a 10-15 minute walk away. King’s Cross & St Pancras is around 25 minute walk and Essex Road station is a 5-6 minute walk.
Can I apply for more than one course?
Yes! You don’t need to know exactly what you want at this stage, our events are not course specific so anyone is welcome to join. On the application form you can select multiple courses or choose ‘I don’t know’.
Can I apply on the day?
We strongly recommended that you complete your application form in advance of the Taster Day event.