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Level 4: Node-Link Mapping

The Level 4 Node-Link Mapping is a programme of learning that has been quality endorsed by Open Awards. Node Link Mapping (NLM) is an evidence open_award_logo based approach that can be applied in a wide range of health and social care settings. NLM is a recommended approach for substance misuse services. Maps can be used as visual representations of ideas and experiences to assist in structuring discussions, and have been showed to make them more meaningful and memorable. NLM can be used to help clients represent and resolve personal issues - for example, decision-making; goal-planning; identifying positive support networks and increasing personal effectiveness. This two-day training course is an introduction to the theory and practice of Mapping and offers an opportunity to practice using some of the commonly used Maps. This two-day unit plus independent learning will offer participants the chance to receive 3, Level 4 credits from Open Awards for successful completion.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  1. understand Node Link Mapping (NLM).
  2. use a range of node link maps  within 1:1 and group settings.
  3. describe the relationship between, and apply NLM to other psychosocial interventions.
  4. understand the potential impact of NLM in the development of therapeutic relationships.

Who is the course for? 

The course is suitable for anybody working in a health and social care setting with clients. It has proved particularly popular with beginner therapists, counsellors, key workers and case managers.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants will be expected to submit a good standard of work.

Dates, Duration and Venues

Dates TBC
Duration 2 days class based plus independent learning
Venues Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 3BL


Please note, training can be delivered at a venue of your choice subject to numbers

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