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1-2-3 Magic Certified Practitioner training
Become a licenced practitioner and be trained to deliver the programme in groups or on a one to one basis.

ADDISS is the only UK licence holder for 1 2 3 Magic and we will be running this two day training for practitioners wishing to deliver the programme to parents.
The next courses will run as follows:


7th and 8th  February 2023

ADDISS, Hyde House, Colindale,London NW9 6LH




For the Hyde House venue Accommodation can be booked at Premier Inn in The Hyde - click here for more info.

1 2 3 Magic is an evidence based programme which is effective for general behaviour as well as ADHD and ASD.

The cost per person for the two day training is £1200 plus VAT and includes a two year renewable licence and all the materials you will need to deliver the course. i.e DVDs, books, powerpoint presentation, manual and activities and brand new materials and access to a resource hub..

Please contact us if you want further information and a quote for onsite trainings for your whole team

We are also able to quote you for whole school trainings for using the 1-2-3 Magic For Teachers Programme

There are now over 800 practitioners delivering this course across the country

What Practitioners tell us

  • Until I did this course I didn't realise I was delivering the course inappropriately. I am so pleased that there is a well-delivered licensed course for practitioners

  • I love the whole concept of 1 2 3, it's just what parents want to hear - Practical Solutions

  • The trainers definitely know their stuff!

  • We no longer deliver any other parenting programme

  • 1 2 3 Magic gives parents the structure to cope with parenting ADHD kids without damaging their self-esteem

  • What parents tell us

  • The course was easy to understand and put into place

  • The no talking no emotion rule is a revelation to me

  • I bought the book, then came on the course. I realised that I wasn't doing it right - now I have a peaceful home!

  • I am what makes it complicated I have learned how much impact my emotion has on my child’s behaviour

  • Please telephone 020 3490 2332

    ABOUT 1-2-3 MAGIC


    WHY TRY?
    Why put effort into life?

    With over a 200 hundred teachers, psychologists and other key workers now trained and using this programme in schoolsin the UK, you too can become a certified Why Try facilitator. Start using this innovative programme in our schools and youth clubs.

    The ‘WhyTry’ Program is a strength-based approach to helping young people overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behaviour, and academics. It is based on sound, empirical principals, including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Social and Emotional Intelligence, and Multi-Sensory Learning.

    "From the first session onwards it was clear that the most disaffected and vulnerable students in the year group were completely engaged in the activities. Staff were delighted and wanted more training in order to work with larger numbers of students."
    Andy Mclaren, Schools Advisor

    "I have been using the Why Try Programme in school with two groups of year 9 & 10 students who have ADHD and are at risk of exclusion. The visuals in this programme hold their attention and make a significant impact on their ability to focus and empathise with each other during the discussions. I would highly recommend this programme for teachers working with special needs students who are difficult to engage. It is also very useful for one to one therapy with adolescents."
    Nancy Williams, Senior therapist, Studio ADHD Centre (Surrey)

    To find out more about this programme go to WHY TRY

    or e-mail us for information or to register your interest.

    WHY TRY is listed on the Youth Justice Board website as a recommended resource.

    To find out more about this programme go to WHY TRY


    Understanding ADHD and its implications for the classroom.

    New dates to be confirmed
    Costs £125 per person

    This is a one day course led by experts, focusing on understanding ADHD, how to accommodate and get the best out of children with the diagnosis and preventing school exclusion.

    Over the day, we will cover what ADHD actually is, how teachers and TA’s can support children with ADHD, looking at strategies for the classroom, playground and school trips. We will also cover how to avoid school exclusion and how to make sure that any disciplinary actions you take are in accordance with the 2010 Equality Act.

    1 - 2 - 3 Magic for Teachers

    1-2-3 Magic is a successful behaviour training programme that is easy to understand and implement. It is very different from other programmes available, as it is a simple but powerful approach to managing challenging behaviour in the primary school.

    1-2-3, offers techniques that are down-to-earth, child-friendly and make a dramatic impact in a short time. The programme teaches children to become good self managers. It was devised by clinical psychologist Thomas Phelan PhD, a parent to two challenging kids. It is used by EBD and mainstream schools alike. Teachers report it to be the simplest, faster and most effective behaviour intervention they have ever used.

    Feedback from previous courses

    “The session was really well received by our staff and tonight they will start to plan the implementation of the programme across the school” Pottersbury Lodge School

    “I now have the time to teach” Yr 5 teacher Woodcroft School London

    The programme can easily shared with parents, so that children experience the same approach both at home and at school.

    THis is a one day course for teachers wishing to implement it in their school.
    How to Book
    Please contact us on 0208 952 1515 or email for more information

    Cost £125 

    We also hold a two day licenced teacher practitioner course for psychologists and advisory teachers wishing to deliver the training in schools. Please call or email us for more details.

    Phone: 020 8952 2800

    020 8952 1515

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    Middlesex HA8 9HL

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