We have two courses available, a Foundations course, accredited with 6 CPD points and a Full course which incorporates Foundations and is accredited with 16 CPD points.

Pricing

Foundations Course

Instant access to your personalised learning environment

Fully responsive learning anytime, anywhere

Online and offline learning at your fingertips

6 CPD points and downloadable completion certificates

FREE mobile app

£120

Full Course

Instant access to your personalised learning environment

Fully responsive learning anytime, anywhere

Online and offline learning at your fingertips

16 CPD points and downloadable completion certificates

Knowledge sharing and community forums

FREE mobile app

£250

Curriculum

Full Course

The course is grounded in the everyday conversations you have in clinical practice and designed to be able to find it and around busy lives. Modules contain mixed learning materials including video demonstration, downloable tip sheets, guides and worksheets, practice tasks, friendly discussion forums and quizzes

  • Learn how to open dialogue on physical activity in a way that is engaging rather than challenging
  • Understand the key processes that help structure conversations on physical activity
  • Learn simple techniques to help you deliver information so that people are ready to hear it
  • Help people focus on their own reasons for chnage without developing resistance
  • Understand and avoid common traps in conversations about increasing physical activity
  • Get better at helping patients visualise the future including the benefits of chance
  • Build skills to help you have meaningful conversation on clinical practice
  • Learn how to have a positive impact in 1 minute,5 minutes and more minutes conversations
  • Develop skills to help people make their own plans
  • Develop and build conversational skills grounded in motivational interviewing theory
  • Understand how to use, access and deliver routine physical activity advice using the Moving Medicine online resources
  • Learn skills that are useful in all aspects of your life, both at work and at home

Foundations Course

The course is an introduction to the everyday conversations you have in clinical practice and designed to be able to find it and around busy lives. The two foundation modules contain mixed learning materials including video demonstration, downloadable tip sheets, guides and worksheets, practice tasks, and quizzes

  • Learn how to open dialogue on physical activity in a way that is engaging rather than challenging
  • Help people focus on their own reasons for change without developing resistance
  • Build skills to help you have meaningful conversation on clinical practice
  • Learn skills that are useful in all aspects of your life, both at work and at home

Learn how to...

Keep conversations quick and effective!

Have engaging, comfortable conversations that increase patients’ confidence

Help people find motivation by understanding what matters to them

Avoid common conversational traps like “Yes, but…”

FAQs

Our accredited online course costs just £250 per place. Why so affordable? It’s because we believe passionately in Active Conversations and all revenue generated goes to course delivery and any surplus helps cover key costs required to sustain the Moving Medicine intiative.

No, the beauty of Active Conversations is that you can fit your studying in to suit you. Modules will be released when you sign up, and we recommend that you schedule some time in that week to study and practice the techniques learnt. It doesn’t matter if you start on a different day each week.

There are 6 modules in the course (Foundations consists of 2 modules in total), and each module will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. This is broken down into approximately 1 hours of online learning, 1 hour of dedicated practice and 0.5 hours on reflection.

Active Conversations is for anyone who wants to study motivational interviewing in the context of physical activity. The course has previously attracted consultants, social prescribers, physiotherapists, midwives, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, dermatologists, dieticians, GPs, nursing assistants, community exercise officers, medical students, orthotists, paediatricians and administrators.
We suggest that you speak with patients/clients on a regular basis as this will enable you to put the techniques learnt into practice.
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer. You will also need regular access to the Internet.

We understand the demands of working in busy jobs whilst learning new skills. We have designed the course to be flexible, with new modules released once you have completed the previous module (at least a week will be between each module) that can be fitted in and around your work schedule.
A huge part of the learning in this course is through deliberate practise of new skills whilst undertaking your day to day work, making a significant amount of the time commitment fit into your normal working hours.

Yes! The course content and feedback is online, however you can choose to study and practice with a friend. We offer group discounts for 10 or more people. Email activeconversations@movingmedicine.ac.uk for group bookings.

Yes! We now offer the course starting on a day to suit you, so you can either choose to wait until you return from leave, or schedule your learning around it.

Active Conversations are grounded in motivational interviewing theory, but the format of this course is very different to many MI courses encouraging sustained deliberate practise of new skills. Previous learners who have done MI courses prior to active conversations have found this course an important way to develop and consolidate their skills:
“It has been a fantastic way of learning. Having done two other MI weekend courses, this has given much more chance to reflect, practice, and move things forwards”

No, you will still be able to learn and put into practice techniques learnt in the course. If your rotation cuts down on the number of patient facing hours that you have, we would suggest you practice techniques with friends, family or
colleagues.

We do not currently offer any face to face training sessions

Yes, you can enrol in the course if you do not live in the UK.

Yes! If you are looking to bulk purchase on behalf of a group or a company, we are able to offer a discount on bookings of 10 or more places, when purchased at the same time for the same course. Contact activeconversations@movingmedicine.ac.uk to apply.

No. Each place is for one personal use only and is non transferable. If there are 10 or more of you who would like a place, we can offer a group discount. Please email activeconversations@movingmedicine.ac.uk to book this.