How to commission training

All courses provide a complementary link from one stage to the next, allowing you and your team to progress along the DDP pathway, being supported by our DDP colleagues you meet along the way.

Have a very small team or need only a few places?

You can find existing training selling places on our Training listings.

Want to put on a DDP Training and sell all places to the public?

Please see our Becoming a DDP Training Provider section below.

Ready to get in touch?

Once you feel you are ready, please get in touch using the contact form.

Commissioning DDP PACE

DDP PACE training provides your employees with a thorough understanding and experience of PACE embedded within the DDP framework.

It is suitable for all adults caring for, or working with children who have experienced relational trauma. This includes many fields such in education, social care, residential care and health care for example.

Matching process

DDPI offer a matching process for all DDP PACE training.

We start by requesting some information about your organisation, company and/or employees. We use this to match you to a DDP PACE Trainer, supported by DDPI. They will then take the lead and develop a training program with you to suit your employees.

To start the matching process, please get in touch through our contact form.

Course content

DDP PACE training is an excellent introduction to PACE, a way of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to support the child to feel safe. 

DDP PACE helps adults who support children to emotionally connect with them in ways which increase feelings of safety and trust.

For a more detailed description of the training please see:

About DDP PACE Training

DDPI fees

The following fees are due to DDPI once training is complete. Commissioning organisations pay this fee to their DDP PACE Trainer. Please factor in these fees when calculating your total costs.

DDP PACE TrainingDDPI fee
Per day of Core DDP PACE (> 4 hours)USD $130
Per half-day of Core DDP PACE (<= 4 hours)USD $65
DDP PACE 1 day introductionUSD $130

Group sizes and number of days

The length of any DDP PACE training will depend on the the requirements for your staff, current expertise and discussions with your DDP PACE Trainer. They typically take from 2 to 4 days to complete. A DDP PACE 1 day introductory session is also available where appropriate.

The maximum group size for DDP PACE training is 25 people. If you have more employees we recommend running duplicate sessions for each group of 25. The DDPI fees due are based on total number of days training.

Commissioning DDP Level One and DDP Level Two

DDP Level One and Two are training courses in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). 

DDP Level One is the introductory training course, to equip participants to understand the DDP principles and to introduce them within their practice, everyday work and/or with their child.

DDP Level Two is the advanced training course, it equip participants to understand the DDP principles and to develop their use within their practice. DDP Level Two is only open to people who have completed DDP Level One.

You can read detailed explanations of both training courses, including who can attend and course content below:

About DDP Level One Training

About DDP Level Two Training

Matching process

DDPI offer a matching process for all DDP Level One and Two training.

We start by requesting some information about your organisation, company and/or employees. We use this match you to a DDPI-approved DDP Trainer.

To start the matching process, please get in touch through our contact form.

DDPI fees and stipulations

Commissioned DDP Level One and Two training each take 4 days to complete. This can be either as 4 consecutive days or split into 2 blocks, delivered no further than a month apart. We recommend that there is at least 6 months between an attendee completing DDP Level One and DDP Level Two.

There are two different training fees due to DDPI once training is complete. Commissioning organisations pay this fee to their DDP Trainer. Please factor in these fees when calculating your total costs.

Training fee 1 – for any organisation selling all training places to the public, including DDP Training Organisers.

Training fee 2 – any organisation training their own staff (who may sell a few places to subsidise this training as described below) and businesses run by DDP Trainers.

Organisations selling all places to the publicBusinesses run by DDP TrainersOrganisations training their own staff
Training fee 1Training fee 2Training fee 2
DDPI feeUSD $800USD $400USD $400

Group sizes for DDP Level One and DDP Level Two

DDP Level OneDDP Level OneDDP Level TwoDDP Level Two
1 Trainer2 Trainers1 Trainer2 Trainers
In-person maximum group size24301518
Online/virtual maximum group size15181518
– Maximum* places that can be sold (Training fee 2)81056
If Trainer(s) travels into your country27331821
– Maximum* places that can be sold (Training fee 2)111389

*If your organisation is training its own staff and you’d like to sell places externally you may sell up to one third of the maximum number of places for the training as listed in the table above. For example, you have 14 staff members for a DDP Level One and one DDP Trainer, and so can sell 8 places externally.

Individual Trainer fees and expenses

DDP Trainers globally are free to negotiate their own professional fees for carrying out DDP Training.

In the UK, DDP Connects UK recommends £1,100 per day for 1 Trainer and £900 per day per trainer for 2 Trainers. From April 2025 the fee recommendation is £1,400 and £950 respectively.

Travel and accommodation expenses are an extra and will be negotiated with the individual trainers. This will include a subsistence charge for trainers having to spend time away from home.

Training booklet and Certificates 

The organisation commissioning the training will need to provide a printed version of the accompanying training book and certificates.

The training book is 40-50 pages. Delegates should receive the training booklet prior to the training either electronically or as a print version.

General recommendations

Advertising

We are happy to advertise your training and include them in our main Find Training & Events pages, as well as any upcoming email newsletters. Only upcoming training with places available to book are listed.

All the information we require in order to publish the event will be requested on the commissioning form.

We offer no guarantees that advertising on any website or any associated account owned by DDPI will result in all places being sold.

Venue information 

We ask that all venues meet minimum requirements for lighting, ventilation and comfort for attendees. Any specific requirements will be provided when we match you with a trainer.

Refreshments should be available all day, including hot and cold drinks. If you are selling places we ask that lunch is also provided wherever possible and that you cater for any special dietary requirements.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

  • Ensure that disabilities and special requirements are understood and communicated to the trainer ahead of time. You can then work with the trainer to ensure that necessary adjustments are made.
  • Ensure that the venue, including the training room, are fully accessible with the provision of lifts for those with reduced mobility to be able to access any rooms on upper floors.
  • Ensure that private space is available for those who require it, including space for prayer and meditation.

Becoming a DDP Training Provider 

A number of organisations work with us to become DDP Training Providers. This allows them to put on a certain number of DDP Level One, DDP Level Two and DDP PACE training per year and sell all tickets to the public.

We are happy to advertise these trainings and include them in our main Find Training & Events listings, as well as including them in any upcoming email newsletters.

We offer no guarantees that advertising on any website or any associated account owned by DDPI will result in all places being sold.

We have a selection of DDP training providers across the world that provide a preferred list of trainings specific to their organisations.

Please be aware that our providers or any other 3rd party organisation are not entitled to arrange, run or broker DDP training on behalf of other organisations.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch using our contact page.