The IHC certificate programme appears to be a unique course in the UK in terms of its blend of tutoring, mentoring and core focus on learning by doing as a consultant. The experiential learning aspect of the course is of an especially high standard. The fact that genuine clients, each with their own work pressures and challenges, were happy to offer demanding consultancies to students indicates the acknowledged high standard and worth of the course and the reputations of its convenors (Vicki Doyle and Ema Kelly).