The Institute uses a range of teaching and learning methods including PowerPoint presentations, use of recorded material to illustrate practice, reading seminars, student presentations, case consultations and demonstrations. Many courses use guest speakers who are leaders in the subject field in order to maintain the quality of the teaching and to employ cutting edge theory and practice.

All teaching is constructed in the context of the academic and professional standards that relate to specific courses. It is usual to have two tutors with every training group to ensure that there are multiple points of view.