Our courses are created by qualified and experienced hoarding practitioners.

Our courses are formally assessed by impartial and experienced assessors at the CPD Certification Service.

“CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.”

“CPD combines different methodologies to learning, such as training workshops, conferences and events, e-learning programs, best practice techniques and ideas sharing, all focused for an individual to improve and have effective professional development.”

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Hoarding Essentials



This learning module provides an introduction to hoarding disorder for people who need to know the basics.

You will explore:

  • the diagnostic definition of hoarding disorder;
  • who, what and why people hoard, and
  • the clutter continuum.

The goal of this learning activity is to look at the psychology and epidemiology of hoarding, and to examine associated behaviours and characteristics.

Study time: approx 40 minutes.

Cost: £20 per learner


Understanding Hoarding



On completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • understand the cognitive-behavioural model of hoarding
  • identify the impact of common co-morbid conditions on hoarding, and
  • assess effective evidence-based interventions.

The goal of this learning activity is to explore the vulnerability and personal factors relative to hoarding; and to consider the benefits of creating a therapeutic alliance with clients.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £45 per learner


Helping People Who Hoard



This 2-day interactive workshop is suited to professionals who work with people who hoard, primarily those in the third sector, emergency services, housing, health and social care.

Course content includes:

  • community impact
  • risks and issues
  • collaboration and engagement
  • change and motivation
  • harm-reduction
  • funding and legislation
  • policy and practice

Participants are encouraged to share and discuss case studies with the aim of enabling the group to practice and enhance their skills and techniques in a structured and supportive  environment.

On completion of this course it is expected that you will feel more confident in your ability to help people affected by hoarding to create long-term sustainable behaviour change.

Duration: 2 days

Cost: £180 per learner


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This course [Hoarding Essentials] is well structured, easy to navigate and contains the relevant information for staff. ~AM, Fife Council