Section 12 (2) and Approved Clinician Training

Update - Covid 19 Special Measures

S12 and Approved Clinician licence 12 month extension

Please note, that in line with Covid-19 temporarily introduced AC and S12(2) Supplementary Instructions received on 14 April 2020, all current approved applicants with a pending expiration date up until 31 January 2021 who are unable to attend a renewal course will have their cycle of approval automatically extended by 12 months.

For any further queries please contact your regional Approvals Lead directly for guidance.

More information and further links can be found on the RCPSych Legal Matters Covid-19 guidance for clinicians web page entitled S12 and Approved Clinician licence 12 month extension.

New Online Section 12 and AC Induction Courses

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is proud to confirm its NEW online Section 12 and AC Induction courses. For more information and to book your place please visit our Section 12 and Approved Clinician Training web page.


All Section 12(2) and Approved Clinician courses are supported by experienced Solicitors, AMHPs, and Consultant Psychiatrists.

Does completing a course mean you are accredited?

Attending one of these courses is only part of the process to becoming accredited.

We would strongly advise you to check with your local NHS Specialist Mental Health Approvals Lead for information on the criteria for approval/re-approval, and to confirm which course is suitable for your requirements before registering for a course.

The Eastern Division ran the following two day courses 

  • AC Induction Course Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March 2020
  • Section 12 Induction Course Thursday 23 and Friday 24 April 2020 (Event Cancelled)

If you have any queries please contact us on 0203 701 2590. 

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