Formal Competency Assessment for OMF Trainees

Please note: at the moment we are offering assessment to trainees on the OMF Training Pathway only. Before you submit your teaching for assessment, please contact the administrator at to enquire whether we currently have capacity to assess your teaching.

MBCT Teacher Competency Assessment - Guidance for Submission

Please do not submit for MBI:TAC assessment until you have read all the guidance in this link. This handbook includes guidance for documents which support this application.

You need to have recorded yourself teaching before you submit an application. Please see the above link for guidance on recording and the consent forms required. If you do not have the correct recordings or consents we will not be able to process your application for MBCT Teaching Competency Assessment. If you submit an incomplete or incorrect application you will be charged an administrative and processing fee of £50. Please do contact us with any queries in advance of submission at

Please note that the application fee is not refundable once the assessment process has begun. The fee is not to issue a certificate of competence but to assess competence levels therefore if you are not assessed as competent the fee is not refundable.

Fees & availability

Competency Assessment Fee: £595.00

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Personal Information

Reasons for applying for competency assessment

Please state your reasons for applying for competency assessment at this point

Please confirm that your supervisor supports this application.


Please give evidence that you fulfil the pre-requisites set out in the MBCT training pathway.

MBCT Foundational / basic teacher training or other teacher training (e.g. a Master’s course)

Please give details of any MBCT teacher training you have attended. First please list the name of the organisation where you participated in the training(s) and the dates

The name of the teacher(s)

Where the training took place.

Mindfulness experiential retreats

Please give details of any teacher-led silent residential mindfulness retreats you have attended, including dates

The name of the teacher(s)

Where the retreat took place.

MBCT Apprenticeship teaching with supervision

Apprenticeship. Please give details of any MBCT courses that you have taught as an apprentice, including: dates

The population you were teaching

Where the course took place

The name of a co-teacher if relevant.

Do you have any other mindfulness teaching experience? If so, please give details.

Have you been using the MBI-TAC as a reflective tool during your teaching? If so, please describe how this may have supported your development as a teacher.


Please give details of your supervision arrangements, including:
The name of your supervisor:

The number of supervisions per MBCT course you teach:

Has your supervision included use of the MBI-TAC as a formative tool:

Please provide your supervisor email address:

Do you give permission for your supervisor to be contacted if there are any queries we would like to discuss with them around your application:


If you are teaching within the UK, do you meet the BAMBA (British Association for Mindfulness-based Approaches) Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness based courses?

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Recordings of you teaching a recent 8-week MBCT course

It is your responsibility to send us recordings in which you are visible and both you and your participants are audible. Recordings which do not meet these criteria cannot be assessed.

There are various ways you can share your recordings with us. Further details are in the handbook "Applying for an Assessment of Competency to Teach MBCT for IAPT Trainees".

If you are able to share your recordings via our secure cloud storage platform, please contact the Competency Assessment administrator at to arrange this.

Or you can post them on a memory stick to:
OMF Competency Assessment, PO Box 228, BANGOR, LL57 9EU.
We strongly recommend that you keep your own copies and that you use a secure delivery service or courier.

If your Trust's Information Governance requirements do not allow either of the above methods, please contact the Competency Assessment administrator to arrange an alternative method.

Your fee will be refunded minus a processing fee of £50. To proceed you must have the consent of all of your course participants. Do you have this consent?

Please tick this box to confirm you understand these requirements.

Please tick this box to confirm you have sent in your recordings.

Documents to be uploaded

Please upload each of the following documents to accompany your assessment:
It is important that you press the 'upload' button for each file.

Timeline for each session.
Therapist's Confirmation of Consent to Recording form (Appendix 2)
One page explaining your teaching context.
A reflective commentary on your experience of teaching the course

Additional questions

Have you and your participants given their consent for these videos to be used for training new assessors?

Terms & Conditions

Yes please - I want to be contacted by the OMF.

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