Formal Competency Assessment for IAPT Trainees

MBCT Teacher Competency Assessment - Guidance for submission

Please do not submit for MBI:TAC assessment until you have read all the guidance in the handbook 'Applying for an Assessment of Competency to Teach MBCT for IAPT Trainees'. 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. Please do contact us with any queries in advance of submission at

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Personal Information

IAPT Training Centre

Please provide the location of your IAPT Training Centre


Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Recordings of you teaching a recent 8-week MBCT course

A copy of your recording must be sent on a memory stick to: Sharon Hadley, Competency Assessment, 16 Trinity Square, Llandudno, LL30 2RB. We strongly recommend that you keep your own copies of the recordings and send your recordings by a secure delivery service or courier.

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. You will be able to re-submit when you have a recording that meets the required criteria.

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

Terms & Conditions

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