NICE and The Conductive College recognise that the delivery of Conductive Education requires a breadth of training opportunities to ensure high quality delivery and expansion of services now and in the future.  

In order to support this we have devised a range of opportunities from the training of assistants, conductor training and post-graduate options for those already qualified. We believe that professional development is a continuum and one which requires support to ensure that conductive practice remains at the cutting edge of education/rehabilitation.  

In these current challenging times we encourage CE centres to look at the options now available to ‘home grow’ your own assistants and conductors and create a dynamic workforce who can meet the needs of your local families and spread the benefit of Conductive Education to all those who may wish to access.

The current BA Hons course is taught completely by staff from The Conductive College. Lectures are primarily online with some requirement to attend face to face once or twice a semester to meet and discuss with peers.  

In order to enrol a member of staff on the BA Hons they will need to complete the UCAS form the same as anyone wishing to join this course. Once they have applied we will offer them an interview and discuss their application with you. If successful a place will be offered where the practice base will be your CE centre.  

In order to accept a student for this course you will need to have a qualified Practice Tutor at your centre. That is a conductor who has 5+ years post qualification experience and who has completed the necessary course via The Conductive College. For more information on the Practice tutor course please email:  

Once on the BA course the student can continue to work at your centre. Lectures will be held over 1 day per week so you would be expected to give them a ‘day release’ to attend these. The other 4 days they can be in practice at your centre. The minimum number of practice days is 2 per week however many students will work the rest of the week in a paid capacity.  

Student finance is available as for all UK courses. You do not need to sponsor them, unless you wish too, but you will be investing in their practice training so may wish to request that they remain in your employment on completion of their degree.

Multidisciplinary Conductor Qualification 

This route is only open to professionals working at your centre who have a first degree. You may decide to employ them to train or they may already be an existing member of staff but not qualified as a conductor.  

Lectures are delivered over one afternoon (2 hours) per week and you would be expected to support your staff to attend these. The rest of the training is via their daily work and supervised/supported by The Practice Tutor. The qualification lasts around 2 years (depending on completion of all practice competencies).  

It consists of 5 modules. Costs on request

Each centre requires a Practice Tutor who will support and monitor practical training for either a Multidisciplinary Conductor or a BA Conductor. We strongly recommend that where possible you have more than one conductor trained in this role.  

This course is a short course consisting either of block days or evening sessions depending on the chosen route. It can form a part of an MA course or be a stand-alone course as needed. 

It is an essential qualification if you wish to host students or train your own conductors via other routes on offer. It also offers a chance for your more experienced conductors to develop their own practice and responsibility. If your conductors are teaching parents/assistants or conductors this is a great chance to give them structured training to support this.  

Costs on application.

The Open College Network, West Midlands have validated a Level 3 course which gives the title of ‘conductor assistant’. This is designed for assistants working alongside conductors who wish to develop their skills and understanding of CE. Conductors working with those who have qualified have commented how this has helped their everyday work as assistants develop skills and knowledge to help them become a full member of the conductive team.

As a conductor, with 5 or more years’ experience, you can register to teach this course via The Conductive College. Staff at the College will provide you with full support, course details, lectures and assessments. You will then teach assistants, usually from your own centre, at a time and rate to suit you. By becoming a lecturer in this area we can provide accredited training for assistants within their own workplace making it more relevant and meaningful for them.

Teach and support Level 4 Higher Level Conductor Assistants and provide a practice base for them to gain their qualification. The Level 4 course will provide a structured qualification and competency based training for your assistants to learn to lead parts of the conductive programme alongside a qualified conductor. This provides an excellent opportunity for both the assistant and the conductor to take part in a programme of development. It can also enhance your workforce skills and qualifications to deliver your CE Sessions.

Join the network of lecturers already teaching this course and help your assistants gain recognition, knowledge and skills for the important work they do. Contact Helen Ward at for more details.

The Conductive College has worked very hard to get greater acceptance for conductors as a profession. This includes the unique opportunity to gain an MA in CE – the only one in the UK. Conductors often undertake additional training in related fields but very little in the field of CE. We have now constructed modules to help develop CE to a higher academic and practical level. These modules will encourage you to think about your work, challenge your thinking and help you become more confident in your own profession. They will of course also provide the chance for a higher qualification which is so important in our field. All modules are delivered in blocks to minimise disruption from your work and are designed for conductors working full time in their own centres.

Please contact Helen Ward for more details

The Conductive College is planning to produce a professional journal for staff and students in CE. You will all have experience to share but may be afraid to take the step of writing an article! College staff will help you plan and design an article for publication, they will support you to write about your practice and share your experiences through the journal. The future development of CE and the development of the profession need more written information. Please don’t let your experience go to waste – share it with pride. Contact Theresa Kinnersley for more information:

View our latest CE Journal here.

NICE has been delivering formal training since 1997 when it set up the first undergraduate conductor training course in the UK. Since this time the demand for new training courses and consultancy has increased significantly leading to the formation of the Conductive College in 2011. It is the only UK based college specialising in Conductive Education and provides training at national and international levels.

The college employs experienced conductors to prepare, plan and deliver a wide range of training activities and courses. Alongside teaching experience all conductors will also have a wide experience in delivering Conductive Education to children and/or adults with neurological movement disorders.

Along with delivering the undergraduate and post graduate training to student conductors, conductors and other professionals within the field, the conductive college staff at NICE also deliver consultancy and support to various schools and CE settings across the UK.

This focused support ensures that a member of staff from the college can develop a relationship with the setting that they are supporting. We aim to get to know the staff and pupils at the setting so that we can target specific areas of training and ensure that the needs of the staff and pupils are met at all times.

In order for the support to be tailored to each individual organisation we will first carry out an observational visit. A member of the team will come to spend the day at your setting and observe areas that you may have concerns or worries about.

From these observations and discussions with staff, a written report will be put together that will outline what we can offer in terms of training, support and guidance. We then work with the setting to deliver what is required so that the settings training needs are fulfilled.

Costs available on request, If this is something you think would benefit your centre then please contact Helen Ward at or call 0121 442 5556