How much does PIE training cost?

Understanding the psychological impact of environments on clients and staff is essential, but it can be difficult to find information online on how much does pie training cost.

At The RESET Health Group, we empathize with your concerns. With our expertise in mental health and environment psychology and our experience in delivering PIE training to organisations including the NHS, we are passionate about creating safe environments for everyone and this blog aims to guide you through the intricacies of PIE training costs in an unbiased way. Our goal with this blog is to empower you to create more supportive and therapeutic environments, regardless of which PIE Training provider you choose in the end.

In this blog, we explore the fundamental principles of PIE training, its benefits across different settings, and the average prices in the UK. We also present alternative options to suit your needs and budget. 

What is PIE training?

PIE training helps people understand the psychological impact of their environment on their clients or service users. It also helps with staff retention, motivation, absence, and helps foster a positive working culture. It is designed to help people create environments that are more supportive and therapeutic for their staff and clients.

Principles of PIE training include:

      • Psychological awareness

      • Staff support and training

      • Creating safe spaces

      • Creating a culture of learning 

    PIE training can be beneficial for a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and GP surgeries, social care settings such as residential care homes, day centres, and supported living schemes, as well as schools, colleges, homeless shelters, drop-in centres and community groups.

    How much does PIE training cost?

    The price of PIE training in the UK ranges from £500 to £3,000. The exact price will vary depending on the length and format of the training, as well as the provider. For example, a half-day training course will typically cost less than a one-day course. Online training is also generally less expensive than face-to-face training.

    Here are some examples of the average prices of PIE training in the UK:

        • One-day training course: £1000 – £3000

        • Online training course: £500 – £1000

      It is important to note that these are just average prices. The actual price of a PIE training course can vary depending on the factors mentioned above. 

      It is also important to look at how many participants are allowed on the course at any one time. Typically, 15-20 participants can be accommodated face-to-face and 20-25 online. Be sure to know how many people can attend before booking, as it could mean the price is significantly higher if you need to train more people than the provider can accommodate in a single session. 

      Some providers also offer “train the trainer” options where they will train and accredit a representative from your organisation to deliver the training. This can work out better financially in the long term as you will not be required to book training with the provider each time you have a new requirement for PIE training. 

      However, be aware that if that employee leaves, you are back to square one, so you may want to consider stipulating in their contract that if they were to leave within a specific timeframe after they have gained the accreditation, they must reimburse you the total cost, or a percentage, of the course fee. This can be done on a sliding scale e.g., if you leave within 1 year you must reimburse 100% of the cost, 2 years you must reimburse 50% and so on. Also, be aware that “train the trainer” options can also come with some form of license agreement where you are required to pay an annual fee for the privilege of delivering the providers’ course content.

      Is PIE training right for you and your organisation?

      There are several factors to consider when thinking about whether PIE training is right for you and your organisation. These include:

          • The needs of your clients:  Do they have any mental health or emotional challenges that PIE approach could address?

          • The culture of your organisation: Is your organisation open to change and innovation? 

          • The commitment of your staff: Are your staff willing to learn about PIE and to implement its principles in their work? 

        If you have considered all these factors and you believe that PIE training is right for you and your organisation, then you can start to look for a training course.

        Your next steps

        Here are some next steps you can take when considering PIE training:

            1. Take our free Reduce Staff Burnout Quiz to see if you need PIE/TIE Training
            2. Do your research: Learn more about PIE training by reading books, articles, and websites. 
            3. Identify your needs: What are the specific areas where you or your team need training? 
            4. Find a qualified trainer: Make sure the trainer you choose has experience in delivering PIE training and is familiar with the principles of PIE. 
            5. Set a budget: How much are you willing to spend on PIE training? 
            6. Decide: Once you have considered all your options, you can decide about whether to attend PIE training. 

          In this article, we explored Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) training’s significance in creating supportive spaces for clients. We also discussed the average prices and alternative options for PIE training.

          You should now have clarity on PIE training costs and its impact on clients’ well-being and your organisational culture, as well as average prices and factors to consider when choosing PIE training.

          At the RESET Health Group, mental health and environment psychology expertise enable us to guide you effectively.

          Conduct thorough research, identify your needs, find a qualified trainer, set a budget, and make an informed decision. I wish you luck in creating impactful and supportive environments for your clients and creating better lives together. 

          If you liked this blog, you might also be interested in learning What is Compassionate Leadership or What is an Integrated Approach to Care.

          Alex Broadbent is RESET’s co-founder and co-director, a semi-professional athlete and a Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 30 years of experience.


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