Step 3 – Formal Competency Assessment
As an apprentice teacher you can apply for formal competency assessment when you have met all of the requirements and your supervisor agrees that you are ready.
The requirements for applying for formal competency assessment are set out in the MBCT International Training Pathway (Segal et al., 2018). Before applying, you will have taught at least two MBCT classes as an apprentice, with regular ongoing supervision from an experienced MBCT supervisor. Your supervisor may advise you to gain more experience of teaching before applying for a formal assessment.
If you meet the pre-requisite criteria and you are judged as competent in all six domains of the MBI-TAC, you will be awarded a Certificate of Competency to Teach MBCT from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
Information on how to formally apply can be found here please do check this process to ensure you are eligible to apply.
Please note that we are receiving a large number of applications at the moment and there may be a substantial delay in processing your application. If you are thinking of applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire whether there is assessor availability.
At the moment we are offering assessment to trainees on the OMC Training Pathway. If you have completed another recognised MBCT training pathway and fulfilled all our pre-requisites for applying for competency assessment, please email email@example.com to check whether we are able to assess you.
To apply for OMC Competency Assessment please complete the form here
A summary of the MBI-TAC is available here.