Your education during COVID-19

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Student studying

Prospective long course students starting in September 2022

If you are thinking about studying with us, our student recruitment team are working as usual and, for now, all our recruitment Open days and open evenings and interviews are taking place online via Zoom, which is very easy and safe to use.

During the pandemic, we delivered our teaching fully online and for the start of the academic year from September 2022, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Trust. We have been returning to face-to-face teaching across our courses over the past academic year, and particularly during the current summer term as the national situation has evolved.

As we are an NHS Trust, we have needed to keep some social distancing measures in place – for example we currently still have a requirement for 1-metre social distancing in our Trust premises. In practice this means that we still have some activities being delivered online – for example, lectures and teaching where this is being delivered to an entire cohort or large group. The requirements may change ahead of next academic year, so we are planning for different scenarios and we will keep applicants and offer-holders informed.

Where our courses are validated and accredited as face-to-face courses, we will be making every effort to deliver teaching in this mode wherever possible, so applicants should expect to need to travel to the Tavistock Centre or other national center for teaching. Some students may have a clinical vulnerability which makes it difficult to travel, depending on the situation with the pandemic. If you are in this position, please do get in touch with us and we can discuss this with you.

If we do need to revert to online teaching due to changes in national guidance, rest assured that we are well versed in doing this and your learning and outcomes should be unaffected.

If you have any questions about our courses or our application process, please get in touch with the student recruitment team at training@tavi-port.ac.uk and someone will get back to you.  Please also follow us on social media for the most up to date information regarding our open events – head to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and search for ‘Tavi Training’.

Current students

We have been returning to face-to-face teaching across our courses over the past academic year, and particularly during the current summer term as the national situation has evolved.

As we are an NHS Trust, we have needed to keep some social distancing measures in place – for example we currently still have a requirement for 1-metre social distancing in our Trust premises. In practice this means that we still have some activities being delivered online – for example, lectures and teaching where this is being delivered to an entire cohort or large group.

We understand that this has been an unsettling time and you may have questions about this change. Thank you for bearing with us while we address the challenges posed by this situation and be assured that we are working hard to support your progression and the quality of your training experience with us.

For current students, if you are worried about your studies or you feel you need help managing these changes, please contact us at academichub@tavi-port.nhs.uk

CPD Courses


Over recent months we have successfully delivered the vast majority of our planned programme remotely. As the current restrictions ease, we are mindful of the ongoing uncertainties and the anxiety that this can cause. We want to reassure you of the Trust’s ongoing commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all engaged in our learning community as well as our wider duty to prevent further spread of the virus.  

Therefore, we have taken the decision to continue to deliver our courses remotely throughout the Autumn term, and for some year-long courses for their full duration into 2021.

We are aware that some events are best delivered face to face, and that many delegates prefer this format. Therefore, we are keeping the situation under close review and hope to deliver a select number of courses face to face in 2021, subject to the conditions then prevailing.

Course pages will be updated at the earliest opportunity and we thank you for your patience.

View our CPD course frequently asked questions for COVID-related enquiries. 

Please contact us at cpdevents@tavi-port.ac.uk if you have any questions that haven't been answered on our FAQs page.

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