MSc Advancing Practice

Study with us to support your clinical practice as an OT, PT or SLT using Ayres’ Sensory Integration as a tool in your toolbox.

Students completing the ASI Education on our modular program are automatically registered for CLASI Certification in Ayres’ Sensory Integration.  On completion of all our modules, students will have an internationally accredited certificate in Ayres’ Sensory Integration (  This is included in the price of our three modules.  
In addition students can choose to upgrade and complete their modules as part of an MSc in Advancing Practice in conjunction with Ulster University.  The ASI Wise CLASI Ulster University route is an MSc in Advancing Practice in line with the National Health Advancing Practice Agenda across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  Please see attached link:
  • ASI1 MSc upgrade registration fee [+ £250.00] to UUSI1 – £1,100.00
  • ASI2 MSc upgrade registration fee [+ £250.00] to UUSI2 – £1, 560.00
  • ASI3 MSc upgrade registration fee [+ £250.00] to UUSI3 – £1, 330.00
SPECIAL OFFER when booked together:  ASI1 – ASI3 MSc upgrade registration fee [+£750} – £3,749.00
All students undertaking the ASI with and without Masters upgrade are required to complete core content and the assignments required for CLASI Certification in Ayres’ Sensory Integration.
Tutor group attendance is compulsory for all students.  Students completing Master’s upgrade will complete additional coursework related to advanced clinical practice including referenced case study related submissions.  These assignments for the Master’s award reflect the 30 credits earned for each module.  It is important to consider that students completing the Master’s will need additional time to complete the submissions required for a Master’s award.
On completion of Modules ASI1-ASI3, students progressing on the Masters are required to complete the following:
1.  Research modules – OTH814 & OTH812
OTH814 research evidence | £534.15 (2022/23) academic year, may be subject to price increase)
OTH812 research project preparation | £534.15 (2022/23)  academic year, may be subject to price increase)
These 2 research modules are both online and worth 15 credits each.  It is best to do OTH814 Research Evidence prior to OTH812 research project prep or simultaneously.  15 credits equates in theory to 150 hours of work including on line and self-directed assessment.
2.  Dissertation – PTH830
The final project is 60 credits and can typically be completed over 12 months part time.
PTH830 Dissertation | £2,136.60 (2022/23) academic year, may be subject to price increase
For scholarships and awards, please click below for details of several that we are aware of, there may be others available in your local area
Please see below the “blue block” on the bottom of the page on the link provided below, relating to funding options, which includes possible routes for funding.  We do have a colleague who has been successful in obtaining funding. If you are interested, please let us know and we could put you in touch with her.

Have you already completed education in Ayres’ Sensory Integration? Would you like to accredit your prior education and learning towards an MSc? 

For students who studied on the Ulster University Masters Programme pre 2019, you can sign up for the MSc in Sensory Integration, using your module credits.

For students from our ASI Wise CLASI CASI programme, you can APEL your learning towards completion of the new programme we are offering with Ulster University | MSc in Advancing Practice. The number of credits you can APEL and convert into Master’s programme credits is regulated by University guidelines on your final exit award.

The aim of this module is to enable students to understand the theory; including underlying
neuroscience and the evidence base of Ayres’ Sensory Integration; and how this relates to practice.

The latest advancements in neuroscience support the application of the theory of Ayres’ sensory integration as an approach for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. This module will provide the therapists with a theoretical basis for the application of the theory of sensory integration for clinical practice. SI1:M1

The focus of the first module will be on the theory of sensory integration, the central nervous system, the neuroscience of sensory systems, modulation, praxis, and the principles of
evaluation and intervention in sensory integration. This online module provides in-depth lectures accompanied by supplemental videos and assignments to enhance your learning experience.

This SI2 module comprises 3 CLASI modules M2 – M4 introducing the learner to information on direct and indirect assessment across the lifespan; including the EASI, SIPT, SPM’s, SII, AASH and the Sensory Profiles.

The module provides hands-on practice, application and review of all aspects of sensory integration including perception, reactivity, postural ocular, bilateral control and praxis. You will explore and practice choosing from a variety of assessments, learning administration and scoring with peers. Using a range of tools, you will advance your clinical reasoning; synthesising and interpreting assessment data systematically, to ensure focused and targeted intervention planning.

SI2: M2

A set of 20+ lessons aimed at introducing and orienting the learner to the scope of comprehensive assessment in ASI, including specific methods for assessing core sensory integrative functions and planning intervention when applying the ASI framework. Learners are introduced to information on direct and indirect assessments, including the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI) (Mailloux, Parham & Smith Roley, 2016, in process) and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).

SI2: M3

This second assessment module provides hands-on practice and review of all aspects of sensory integration and praxis with a variety of assessments that were introduced in Module 2.

During the live Module 3, participants will have an opportunity to consolidate and clarify test administration; practicing assessments administration and scoring with peers.
*Module 2 is a prerequisite to Module 3.

SI2: M4

Module 4 provides an opportunity to apply research to guide the interpretation of assessment data and hypothesis generation , linking findings to participation strengths and challenges, and guiding intervention planning. Participants prepare a case study for analysis.

This module focuses on intervention planning from assessment, formulating the proximal outcomes that guide the selection of therapeutic activities and reaching and measuring distal participation-related outcomes. This module provides the student with foundation knowledge and skills to be able to implement intervention strategies, design, and refinement of the fidelity to the ASI intervention principles, as part of reflective practice.

SI3: M5

Module 5 provides the foundation knowledge and skills to evaluate ASI as an evidence-based method, or frame of reference, for intervention. The learner is introduced to the intervention principles of ASI and to the concept of “fidelity” to an intervention; specific instruction is provided about fidelity measures, in general, and the appropriate use of the Ayres Sensory Integration Fidelity Measure (ASIFM). Videotaped segments of intervention are featured to clearly identify the difference between ASI and other treatment methods and to show the structure and process of the intervention. Module 5 also focuses on intervention planning from assessment, formulating the proximal outcomes that guide the selection of therapeutic activities, and reaching and measuring distal participation-related outcomes.

SI3: M6

Module 6 provides the opportunity for therapists to observe experts in ASI intervention strategies work with clients across the lifespan; including in a range of settings; with consideration of the criteria outlined in the Fidelity Measure. Participants may bring their cases, or use supplied cases for analysis in small group and whole group discussions; including interpretation of assessment findings,goal setting and outcome measurement. Group work will explore and consider a range of intervention strategies, across different setting; with application of fidelity to ASI intervention principles to design, and reflect on intervention.

You can choose to pay for your learning in different ways – these will be offered to you at checkout.

They include via;

  • Direct Bank Transfer [BACS] 
  • Invoice [including for raising purchase orders for NHS Trusts and other large organisations]
  • Paypal including with credit card
  • Cheques
  • International Bank Transfer
  • Payment Plan | for those funding their ASI education independantly use or interest-free payment plan