I am often asked whether I can begin to run online courses – especially for those who live outside of the UK or find it difficult to fit in full day courses into their busy lives. In response to this, I have developed a series of online courses that enable people to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home.
Recent Courses (note: I am currently revising these and will release ammended versions during April 2019)
Download: Course Flyer
Whilst these courses are not available for preview, If you have not yet heard me speak or train you can get an idea of how I work from the following:
- Video ‘short thoughts’ (10-15 minute videos on topics of interest)
- ‘On The Edge: Working with people who hear taboo & violent voices’ (ISPS UK Keynote Speech)
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re interesting in attending one of my online courses, please read this before booking.
What is an online course?
An online course is more than just having access to a series of videos – it’s an opportunity to actively engage with the course material, supported by me (the tutor) and other learners.
Each course consists of:
- A set number of ‘modules’, each covering a different aspect of the topic. Modules build on one another, so it’s important that people watch each in turn.
- Access to an online learning area, where participants can interact with the tutor and other learners – discussing course material, asking questions and sharing ideas.
- A resource list, for further study.
Each course will have a fixed start and end date, with a module being made available at set points throughout the course.
Each module consists of:
- A 60 – 90 minute video, presented by Rai Waddingham, covering the core module material.
- A Q&A video, containing specific questions asked by participants – made available at the end of each week.
- Space for discussion with Rai and other course participants.
Do I need any special technical skills or equipment?
To take part, you simply need access to the internet during the course time (whether this is in your own home, at work or a public library). When watching the videos, you will also need sound (whether you use speakers or headphones).
You do not need a webcam or microphone.
My goal is to make this process as easy as possible, even for those who find using computers challenging. If you have any technical issues that make it difficult to participate in the course, you can always e-mail me for some help.
How do I book my place?
Just like a regular workshop, you book your place in advance of the course start date. You can book online using this website. Payment is taken, securely, using PayPal. You can pay using your PayPal account (if you have one), or by using a credit or debit card.
How will I access the learning area?
When you book, you will be send information confirming your place on the course. In this e-mail I will give you clear instructions for how to access the learning area. This will include the website address (url) and a timetable of content. I will also give you the password that will enable you to access the materials.
1 week before the course begins I will re-send this information, to ensure you have it available. Each week I will send a reminder to let you know that the new module is available.
Do I get a certificate?
All those who complete the course will be sent a pdf certificate of completion. As this is an online course, I ask that everyone participates at least once in each module in order to be eligible for a certificate. Participation simply involves either asking a question about the content (directly to me) or posting on the interactive discussion area.
What happens if I can’t complete the course within the allotted time?
Sometimes, life has a way of throwing us a curve ball. If you book on to a course but find that, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to complete it – please let me know. Whilst I do not issue refunds for these courses, I will do everything I can to help you access it. This may include deferring your participation, or making some of the materials available at a mutually agreed time.