Section 12 and Approved clinician trainings
Mandatory courses for doctors/clinicians seeking Section 12 or Approved Clinician status
Delivered by experienced instructors, we are closely affiliated with King’s College London and part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), ensuring top-quality mental health training.
Whether you're a seasoned Approved Clinician seeking renewal or a professional aspiring to become one for the first time, or even a clinician/doctor aiming to attain initial Section 12(2) Approval, Maudsley Learning offers a tailored suite of courses to meet your needs. Our comprehensive offerings include a mandatory two-day Section 12 induction course for doctors pursuing initial approval and a validated 1-day refresher course for those renewing Section 12 status. Additionally, for professionals meeting the requirements to become Approved Clinicians, our 2-day AC introduction course is essential, while ACs seeking renewal can benefit from our validated 1-day refresher course.
Delivered by experienced and qualified instructors, our courses are closely affiliated with King's College London and operated by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), the leading provider of mental health services in the UK. This ensures that participants receive the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Renowned for our world-leading services, we are the preferred choice for healthcare staff seeking comprehensive mental health training.
Section 12 introductory
This two-day course is designed for doctors, including psychiatrists, GPs, and forensic medical examiners, who are seeking Section 12 (2) approval for the first time.Book now
AC introductory course
This 2 day, online blended learning course is designed for individuals applying to become an Approved Clinician* for the first time , including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers & nursesBook now
AC refresher course
This is a one-day course for qualified clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses) needing to renew their Approved Clinician status.Book now
Section 12 refresher
This 1 day course is exclusively for doctors, psychiatrists, GPs, and forensic medical examiners seeking re-approval for MHA Section 12(2)*. It is restricted to professionals who are already section12Book now
Dr. Penny Brown
Consultant forensic psychiatrist and research fellow
These courses are led by Dr. Penny Brown, a consultant forensic psychiatrist and clinical research fellow. As a former Associate Medical Director of Mental Health Law and the course lead for s12 and Approved Clinician training since 2019, she has a wealth of experience in this area.