To apply for a training at the Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education you are required to attend one of our Taster Day / Application Days and submit an application form

Our next Taster/Interview days are:
From 2023 our booking system will be facilitated through eventbrite.



Venues, Times and Fees
All events are subject to an Eventbrite booking fee

London Taster Day: 9am – 5.15pm
In person £83 (lunch included)
Online £69

London Taster Evening: 5.30pm – 9.15pm
In person £50
Online £35

Cardiff (for Trauma Informed Schools only): 9am – 1.30pm

 Refund and cancellation policy:

The fee for a Taster Day / Application Day or Taster Evening is non-refundable (unless cancelled by IATE or due to unforeseen circumstances). 

Please note: if you have already attended an IATE course, you don't need to attend another taster day.
Please request an application form from the office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and complete this for the course of your choice. You may be asked to attend a 1:1 interview (free of charge). 

Feedback and duty of care
Where an application is unsuccessful, we regret that we do not give feedback. Sometimes applicants are asked to undergo personal therapy and reapply.  As part of our duty of care, there are also occasions where we reserve the right to gain from applicants and students a medical and/or psychiatric report prior to attending the taster day or on the training itself,  before continuing on the training,   This is due to the nature of therapy training programmes and interviews which can be  emotionally challenging for some people.

Second interviews may be organised for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. to ensure that the training is not going to be too stressful for an applicant
  2. to ensure the training does not trigger a harmful reaction to an existing or past condition
  3. as a further opportunity to extend the application process when it is felt that we need to get a better sense of the applicant 
  4. to ensure that the training is going to meet the applicant’s professional needs. 

Applicants should not be alarmed if they are asked to attend to a second interview as this is standard practice within our organisation.

Personal therapy

All of our counselling and psychotherapy training programmes require students to attend weekly therapy from the beginning of their chosen training. This is standard practice in the profession.