AIM Licence-Agreements


Since 2006, AIM has been delivered in a number of organisations under licence/agreement with the Skills Institute. There are currently more than 70 organisations across the UK delivering AIM locally to their staff. Manchester Metropolitan University, and the universities of Salford and Keele are amongst our licence-holders. Some have been delivering AIM to their staff over a number of years, others have more recently come on board.

Interested in setting up an AIM licence-agreement?

Before applying to set up an agreement, it is advisable to complete the AIM for new centres form which guides you through the process of considering how the course will be supported within your organisation

To deliver the course you will need

  • a Licence Signatory – this will be someone who can take responsibility for the course to be supported at senior level
  • an AIM Champion who will take responsibility for all AIM activity within the organisation
  • an AIM Lead for each type of course (one of these may also be the organisational AIM Champion)
  • faculty willing and able to support the delivery of the course
  • training facilities and equipment

The organisation is agreeing to local delivery of the course in accordance with the terms of the AIM Licence Agreement and AIM Quality Strategy document produced by the AIM Advisory Group, and to respect the copyright of the materials

Copies of these documents can be found here:

Example licence agreement

AIM Quality Strategy

A valid licence-agreement entitles the licence-holding organisation to any of our AIM courses. Separate licences are not required for each course

Cost implications

At present, licence-agreements can be set up free of charge to NHS Trusts & Boards and can be valid for a period of up to four years.

Other organisations should contact the Skills Institute directly on

AIM candidates should be provided with a course manual prior to attending the course. These are available only to current AIM licence-holders and are to be purchased from the Skills Institute. “ABCDE” pocket cards are also available to licence-holders for purchase

There is also a cost to AIM Train the Trainers course. Depending on their teaching qualifications and clinical teaching experience, not all staff will need to attend this. To access the one-day AIM Train the Trainers a valid licence agreement must be in place

AIM TTT Content

AIM TTT Who needs to attend


Licence-holders are expected to keep and maintain records of candidates and faculty on each course held. The Skills Institute may from time to time request information from our AIM licence-holders. This will be in the form of which courses are being delivered within your organisation; how many courses have been delivered; how many courses are planned; how many candidates have successfully completed. We will not ask for personal information about any specific individual