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Short course

Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)

Achieve rater reliability and enhance your professional confidence on this 5 day course

The AMPS is an innovative observational assessment that is used to measure the quality of a person’s activities of daily living (ADL). The quality of the person’s ADL performance is assessed by rating the effort, efficiency, safety, and independence of 16 ADL motor and 20 ADL process skill items, within the context of performing chosen, familiar, and life-relevant ADL tasks.

York campus

  • Duration – Five-day course

Course Fees

    £950 For self-funded individuals

Course information

By attending this course you will learn

AMPS training is comprised of a five-day course, and follow up testing of 10 people to achieve rater reliability as an AMPS rater. With the new skills and insights developed during the course, confidence is enhanced and participants are more capable and proactive advocates for the use of occupation when providing occupational therapy services.

Full attendance for all five days is required.  Additionally, following the course participants need to achieve rater reliability and calibration which involves follow up testing of 10 people and submitting the scores to the AMPS for analysis.  It should be noted that if rater reliability is not achieved another 10 cases may then be submitted.  If a participant is still not successful they will need to take the course again.  More than 95% of participants achieve rater reliability.  An AMPS certificate is provided following successful completion.


The workshop fee of £950 covers tuition, course materials (AMPS manual and AMPS computer scoring software), AMPS calibration cost and Certificate of completion.

Invoice: To pay via invoice please complete the application form below and send to

The five-day workshop will take place Monday – Friday. 



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 

8.30am – 5.30pm



8.30am start, be prepared to stay until 6.30pm. 



8.00am – 5.15pm, please plan to stay until 5.15pm on day five to complete calibration. 

Registration on Monday begins at 8.00am. 

Full attendance for all five days is required.

The course is suitable for Occupational Therapists working in all fields with persons of any age, any diagnosis and in any setting (home, clinic or ward).  The course is also suitable for Occupational Therapy students.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole is BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has been in practice for nearly 30 years.  He has worked for a range of organisations including the NHS, the MOD, mental health charities and the private sector.  

He has worked with a vast range of individuals, groups and organisations using CBT based interventions as the agent of change.

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