INPP One Year Training Course in Neuro-Motor Immaturity (NMI)

Training in the INPP Method is offered in the United Kingdom in connection with the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester, UK. The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) was established in 1975 by psychologist Peter Blythe Ph. D. The Institute was set up as a private research organization to investigate the effects of immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system in children with Specific Learning Difficulties and adults suffering from Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder; to devise reliable methods of assessment; and to develop, supervise and evaluate effective programs of remedial intervention.

INPP is a self-funding organization involved in research, clinical practice, and training in the methods developed at INPP.

Since 1975, INPP has treated many thousands of children and adults with problems linked to immaturity in the functioning of the central nervous system. It has also carried out published research into the efficacy of methods developed at INPP.

Dr. Peter Blythe started to provide training courses for small groups of professionals in the United Kingdom and Sweden in the late 1970’s. During the 1990’s a formal training course in the methods developed at INPP was established in the United Kingdom and this course is now available in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Hungary, Australia, Mexico, Russia and the United States. INPP-Chester is the certifying body for all countries providing training in its methods. Sally Goddard-Blythe is the current Director of INPP.

The Light Foundation Scholarship Award – The Light Foundation Award is a bursary worth up to £4000 to cover the fees and VAT involved in completing the INPP one year practitioner training course. Click here for further information.

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for anyone with a first degree and professional qualifications as well as a minimum of five years of experience in a field allied to Education, Medicine or Psychology. This includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech/Language Therapy.

Post Graduate External Accreditation

Following successful completion of the INPP practitioner course (4 modules), students who wish to, may consider applying to a programme with advanced standing, offered by the School of Medicine, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), to earn post graduate credits for the course they have completed.

Awarding of credit points would involve the completion of additional  assignments written in English directed by the University, and incur additional  fees paid directly to the university.

The complete INPP practitioner course is equivalent to 60 credit points towards a Master’s degree on completion of additional assignments and association with the university.

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In 2018 for the first time, a single scholarship became available for one applicant per year to attend the course in the UK.  This scholarship is being offered by the Light for Families Foundation.

A full curriculum vitae is required on application, along with supporting documentation.

Applications for 2022/23 course are now being taken.

Module 1:  3 to 6 October 2022 inclusive (Online) 4 days

Monday 9.30 to 1.30 pm

Tuesday 9.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30 pm

Wednesday 9.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30 pm

Thursday 9.30 to 1.30 pm


It has been brought to our attention that a small number of courses have been run outside of the United Kingdom which have either not been licensed by INPP or which have not followed the set curriculum. If you have any concerns about the validity of the certificate you have received or a course you are planning to attend, please contact either INPP Chester or the person listed as the INPP Principal in the country where the course is being run. A list of INPP Principals may be be found at on our International Page