RITHA studenten in onderwijsruimte
RITHA studenten in onderwijsruimte

Radboud International Training on High Ability (RITHA)

In the RITHA training you will gain insight into identifying and guiding (sometimes not yet visible) abilities and educational needs of gifted children, adolescents and adults.

RITHA training (ECHA recognised) 

Are you working in education or care of gifted and highly talented children, adolescents and adults? Do you want to supervise parents or teachers of gifted and highly talented children and young people? Then the redeveloped Radboud International Training on High Ability, or RITHA for short, is for you. Previously, this course was known as the ECHA course. Having completed RITHA, you are therefore also internationally recognised as a member of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA).   

After completing the RITHA Practitioner course, there is the possibility of progressing to the RITHA Specialist course. 

The Practitioner-Specialist structure

Basic: RITHA Practitioner 

n the first part of the RITHA training, you follow teaching blocks on the fundamentals and core themes of and scientific insights about giftedness:  

  • Blended (80% online, 20% face-to-face during physical seminars); 
  • Consisting of three blocks spread over 12 months; 
  • Study load: 420 hours (15 EC), assuming an average study load of 8-10 hours per week; 
  • Concluded with a Field Examination; 
  • Leads to the RITHA Certificate (Radboud University) and the ECHA Certificate (European Council for High Ability). 

Continuation: RITHA Specialist

In the second part of the RITHA training, you work, under individual supervision of a supervisor, on a scientifically based final product:  

  • Blended (80% online, 20% face-to-face during physical seminars); 
  • Consisting of one block, spread over 12 months; 
  • Study load: 420 hours (15 EC), assuming an average study load of 8-10 hours per week; 
  • Concluded with a scientifically justified Final Product; 
  • Leads to the RITHA Diploma (Radboud University) and the ECHA Diploma (European Council for High Ability). 

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ECHA logo

Radboud University's RITHA programme is the only internationally recognised programme of the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) of the Netherlands. This European organisation works together from science, educational practice and politics to improve the education of (highly) gifted students.

Training information and registration

Portret RITHA Practitioner op trap

RITHA Practitioner training

In this training you will gain insight into identifying and guiding the abilities and educational needs of gifted children, adolescents and adults.

RITHA lessituatie

RITHA Specialist training

In this advanced course, you will learn how to contribute to the field of giftedness by developing an end product for practice.

Contact

Are you interested in one of these programmes? Do you have a question or would you like study advice? We would be happy to help you! We can be reached from Monday to Friday (8.30 am to 5 pm).

You will find all course information and starting dates under our programme. Here you will also find a link to the form to apply for the selection procedure.

+31 24 361 61 63.