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AMP initial training

This training is for new AMP's only


Eligibility criteria for S22 Approval and how to become Section 22 Certified

To be eligible for S22 approval you must be a registered medical practitioner who is either:

  • a member or fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or
  • have a minimum of 4 years’ whole-time equivalent experience of working in psychiatric services as a medical practitioner.

To complete your training under the Mental Health Act 2003 follow these instructions - Please note both parts MUST be completed:


Step 1 – Part 1

The first step is to register on TURAS Learn.  You can then access the AMP Part One online training module via TURAS Learn.  

The module will take you through materials and then ask you to complete the assessment. You must get 100% on the assessment but you may have as many attempts as needed.  The expected time to complete the module is 3 hours.

Once you have successfully completed Part One, you can download your certificate from TURAS Learn.


The Part 1 module must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the date of attending the Part 2 online training.  Failure to complete the module by this deadline may lead to your booking being cancelled and no refunds will be given. 

The certificate for completing the Part 1 module is valid for 3 months.  If you are unable to book a place on a Part 2 course within 3 months then you will be required to complete the module again.


Step 2 – Part 2 (online courses)

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, NES has developed an online course to replace the face-to-face course.

The course is delivered over three sessions within the same week and all three sessions of each cohort must be attended to complete the course.


When booking, you are committing to participating in & attending all three course days indicated on the booking.  Failure to do so will result in you not completing the course and you will have to complete any sessions already completed in a future cohort to gain your certificate.  No refunds will be given if, after booking, you are unable to attend any of the sessions.  Your place will not be transferred onto another cohort.

The online workshop will be held on the Adobe Connect app.  By booking onto this programme you are committing to download the Adobe Connect app (instructions will be given upon booking) and using Adobe Connect as instructed.  You will be expected to have your webcam visible during the course.  It is the delegate's responsibility to ensure they can access the workshop appropriately and have sufficient connection speed to participate. 

Delegates should take part in a short audio-visual test with a course facilitator, in advance of the course.  Test dates and times will be made available upon booking.

NES reserves the right to remove anyone from a course if they are unable to fully participate.



Booking a place on a Part 2 training course can be completed through the Portal.  You will need to register with the Portal to be able to book a place on this course.  Please note that some smartphone browsers may have issues with viewing the booking platform.

Please ensure the NES Portal has your most up to date details and contact email address.  


 The cost of attending the online Part 2 training is £175.

If you have not completed the Part 1 module at least two weeks prior to the Part 2 course then you will be removed from the course and will lose your place.

Cancellations and Refunds: Please note that full automated refund can be generated from the Portal for cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the course.  


Part 2 online training will take place on the following dates: 

  Date    Time  Venue   Info

 Session 1. Wed 17th Nov, 2021

 Session 2. Thurs 18th Nov, 2021

 Session 3. Fri 19th Nov, 2021

 Session 1 - 9.45 - 12.00

 Session 2 - 9.45 - 12.00

 Session 3 - 9.45 - 12.00

 online - Adobe Connect   SPACES 

 Session 1. Tues 7th Dec, 2021

 Session 2. Wed 8th Dec, 2021

 Session 3. Thurs 9th Dec, 2021


 Session 1 - 9.45 - 12.00

 Session 2 - 9.45 - 12.00

 Session 3 - 9.45 - 12.00

 online - Adobe Connect  SPACES

 Any enquiries about the availability of AMP training courses should be addressed to AMPTraining@nes.scot.nhs.uk   

Please note: We request that anyone attending these online courses not be on call to ensure they can participate fully.


Step 3 – Contact your local Medical Manager & register with your local Health Board

Completion of training does not mean you are automatically approved under the Act.  You still need to show your two certificates to your local Medical Manager and ensure they have registered you with the local Health Board.

AMPs may require to be approved in multiple Board areas if they wish to be able to act as an AMP in more than one area - this includes acting as a locum AMP in another Board area.  Where AMPs move to practise in another area, they must be newly approved and listed as an AMP by the Health Board for that area, in advance of being able to act as an AMP for that area, however they do not need to undertake additional training.

This page was last updated on: 08.10.2021 at 12.40