The Mindfulness Now Teacher Training Course in Manchester provides exceptional teaching in the heart of cosmopolitan Manchester.

Below are some frequently asked questions about training in Manchester, but if you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the college  on 0121 444 1110 or email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

You sign up by purchasing a course product on our website. Add the course to your basket and provide your details at checkout. You will have an option to pay by direct bank transfer, Stripe or through PayPal. Alternatively you can email us, providing your full address and mobile number and we will invoice you for payment. (See our FAQ about paying in instalments)

In order to provide open access to our training we make no assumption of any prior learning. We simply ask that students already practice mindfulness meditation personally and are committed to ongoing practice. This inevitably means that some students on our teacher training will have more experience than others. They may, for example, have already attended an eight-week mindfulness programme but this is not necessary since we cover this in the course.

Yes, you can attend regardless of your country of residence. We have had students attend from all over the world. However, you must attend the course in person in the UK as we do not offer a distance learning option.

Our courses are currently being held at Redbank House, St Chad’s Street, Manchester. Redbank House is around a 10 minute walk from Manchester Victoria Train Station.

The hours are 10am to 4:30pm each day.

The current course fee is £900.

The fee includes 5 days intensive training, handouts, refreshments, assessment, eligibility to join the Mindfulness Teachers Register on completion of assessment, the Breathing Space journal, eligibility to join the Mindfulness Now Facebook page and ongoing support, including access to supervision and CPD opportunities. A comprehensive printed training manual is included as well as PowerPoint slides for mindfulness teaching, working with children and for corporate presentations. All resources are supplied electronically so that they can be adapted for your use later.

The hours are 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM apart from on the 5th (final day) when we try and finish at 4.30 PM.

If the course you want to join is more than 3 months away, you can pay a 50% deposit to secure your place. The remaining 50% would be due 6 weeks before the course starts. If you wish to pay by instalments, please contact us, providing your full postal address and mobile number and we will invoice you for payment.

Unfortunately, we can only reserve a place for you on receipt of either full payment or a 50% deposit.

If you are unable to attend the course you have booked for any reason, we would ask you to give us as much notice as you can and at least a month. At the price point we charge, we need to fill all places in order to make the course viable. We will do what we can to offer you a future course date, either in the same location or in an alternative location. We do not normally offer a refund other than in exceptional personal circumstances and only where we can fill your place on the course. In such cases, we may need to pass on administration or financial processing charges to you.

The course is not residential but some students, because of the distance they may need to travel, decide to stay locally. (See our FAQ about local accommodation)

Yes we can. We have collected together a list of accommodations and details about how to search for hotels, hostels, B&Bs and other accommodation in the local area. Please request this when booking and we will email it out to you.

We send you a number of things in advance, including a welcome letter, reading list, local accommodation list and a registration form. We do not send the course materials in advance.

The course has been running successfully since 2014 and we have trained students in many locations throughout the UK.

Nick Cooke is the founder of the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation. Nick developed the Mindfulness Now course after his own experience of using mindfulness to help him with his recovery and rehabilitation, including coping with pain following two serious and life-threatening illnesses. As a therapist, he has considerable experience of practising and teaching mindfulness to clients, leading to very positive results in managing stress, anxiety, depression, physical and emotional pain.

It is vital when undertaking training of this nature to ensure that the approval and accreditation meets your needs. Our training has been rigorously assessed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to ensure that it meets the continuing professional development requirements for psychologists. However, you don’t need to be a psychologist to undertake this training. With the BPS seal of approval many of our former students teach mindfulness within the NHS, mental health services, all levels of the educational system, within the charity sector, complementary therapies, as well as many other environments, including corporate settings.

Qualified teachers through this programme are offered the opportunity to sign up as a licensed and accredited teacher on an annually renewable basis. There is no charge for this.  Licensed and accredited teachers will be able to apply to be members of the Mindfulness Teachers Register. Once again, no charge applies to this. Licensed and accredited teachers are required to observe a code of ethics which includes the necessity for professional insurance, continuing professional development (CPD) and supervision.

The Mindfulness Now accredited teaching qualification can lead to a rewarding career teaching mindfulness, one-to one, or in groups. Mindfulness Now graduates work in many diverse environments including the NHS (including mental health), schools and further/higher education, learning disabilities, hospice movement, charities, as well as in complementary health and in corporate settings. Many mindfulness teachers are self-employed and many incorporate it alongside coaching or other therapeutic work. As part of the training, all students receive instruction on practice building and developing corporate work opportunities. Graduates are eligible to obtain professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Supervision is considered to be helpful and beneficial to all mindfulness teachers and is essential if you wish you maintain an annual Mindfulness Now license and be included on the Mindfulness Teachers Register. Group supervision is offered to all students by our Mindfulness Now trainers and is held in various locations. Alternatively, graduates may arrange 1-2-1 supervision as required by skype or phone. Some CPD events also include supervision and we are exploring options for online supervision in future.

Continuing Professional Development is helpful and beneficial to all mindfulness teachers and Central England College and the UK Centre for Mindfulness Meditation provide an ongoing programme of training events, some of which have time for group supervision built in. Relevant CPD may also be undertaken elsewhere providing it is directly relevant to mindfulness. We would normally expect licensees to attend a minimum of 2 days (12 hours) CPD per annum.

It’s easy. Once you have your certificate, which is proof of your qualification, you visit the Mindfulness Teachers Register online and complete the short application form. Once your entry has been approved, you will be able to edit the entry at any time yourself.