NHS Manchester University

Our licence for S&T FL

The copyright in the SAGE & THYME model, Powerpoint presentation and learner packs and the registered trade marks for SAGE & THYME are owned Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).  Thus, organisations wishing to use these need a licence (permission to use them) from MFT.

The licence is a legal agreement between MFT (licensor) and your organisation (licensee) and therefore it needs to be signed by someone authorised to sign legal agreements on behalf of each party.

The licence clarifies each party’s responsibilities (e.g. only authorised facilitators named in the licence can run the SAGE & THYME foundation level workshops) and ensures that the workshop is delivered consistently and to a high standard.

There are two types of licence:

  1. Organisational licence – this allows you to train staff, students and volunteers in your organisation.  The fee is currently £1,400 per year and you can run an unlimited number of workshops per year under this licence.
  1. Network licence – this allows you to train staff, students and volunteers in your organisation and also those in other organisations such as hospices, universities, CCGs, social care staff and care homes.  The fee is based on the number of workshops run per year and the current cost is £630 for the first workshop and £110 for each subsequent workshop, so 10 workshops per year would have an annual fee of £630 + (£110 x 9) = £1,620.


The main operational issues covered by the licence are as follows:


  • Who can be taught – people and organisation(s) listed
  • Who can run the workshops (authorised facilitators)
  • Can charge up to £90 per delegate (can’t make a profit)
  • Order packs at least 1 month in advance
  • Licence automatically renewed each year unless terminated
  • Cannot use SAGE & THYME logo without permission

Workshop requirements

  • Run by 3 authorised facilitators
  • Max of 30 delegates
  • Follow guidance provided by MFT
  • Issue delegate pack and certificate


  • Keep record of attendance
  • Send 1st and 4th workshop evaluations for each facilitator to MFT

The licence application should be made at the same time as people are booked onto a SATFAC course as it can take a few weeks to finalise.


Basic guide to the SAGE & THYME foundation Level training (June 2019)


Business case guide for SAGE & THYME (June 2019)


SAGE and THYME licence application form v1.8


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