How Long are the Training Courses?
The ADOS-2 is either a 5 day reliability course or a 2 day clinical introduction, and the ADI-R is a 3 day course. Each course also includes additional precourse and postcourse work, completed by the trainee.
How Much do Courses Cost?
Course fees for courses hosted by Spectrum in Newcastle are £500pp for the clinical 2-day ADOS-2 & £800pp for the ADI-R 3-day. Other courses run by Andrew Sims Centre, Pearson, or Brookdale Care are charged according to their rates - you will have to check direct with them for current costs. If you seek to commission Spectrum to come and deliver training at your site please contact us to discuss fees.
What is the difference between reliability training and clinical training?
Reliability level training is required if someone either (a) wants to use the ADOS-2 or ADI-R for research, or (b) wants to be able to train their immediate team colleagues on the instrument. Reliability training requires the delegate to complete additional live post-course work of their own after the training course, which they then submit for assessment. This has to achieve a set standard of administration and coding on the instrument. There is no time limit on completion of this work, provided the person feels they have had enough experience and practice with the ADOS or ADI-R to achieve the level required.
Clinical level training does not require additional live post-course work, just watching and coding of postcourse videos, and is designed for delegates who wish only to use the ADOS or ADI-R in their personal clinical practice, and will not be using them for research nor training their team colleagues. Our 3 day ADI-R and 5 day ADOS-2 courses are set at a ‘reliability standard’. All who attend these trainings will be qualified at the end of the training course to use the ADOS or ADI-R in their clinical work without needing to do anything in addition. If they wish to stop at that level this is fine. Postcourse work only has to be submitted to achieve reliability standard. Delegates who attend a 2 day clinical ADOS-2 course will not be able to go for reliability without attending further training. We do assess levels of coding during the reliability courses, and involve you in administration practice and discussions, to ensure that you fully understand the instruments.
What about Buying-In Training?
We provide facility for a Health or Academic department to buy-in training on your site. This is highly cost-effective if you have 6+ people seeking training, as we charge for daily Trainer fees, not a per person cost. Dependent on site rooms/set up and training needs, up to 24 people can be trained on site on one course.
How Long is the Waiting List?
Courses fill fast. If you are on our waiting list for a course, we will email you with any future dates where Spectrum are involved in delivering training which is open to external delegates. You will typically get onto the next round of courses advertised but the wait may be 6-12 months.
If you Buy-In a course onto your site, these typically have a 12 month wait from time of booking to course date, due to high demand for the courses and the time needed to set-up the training.
How Much do Study Days and Workshops Cost?
If you wish to commission Study Days to run on your site, these typically cost £1000 per day.
Delegate fees to attend one of our timetabled Study Days, Workshops, or ADOS-2 Upgrade days (for those trained on ADOS and wishing to upgrade to ADOS-2) are around £150 per person for a 1 day workshop. These are advertised on the website when available.
For further information on any of our Professional Training services contact us.