My son went to his referral session last night and it was really positive. He has been ACCEPTED on the course and said the guy running the course was really helpful and was the first person in the whole process who actually listened to him. Its still a long road to contact, but we are now moving FINALLY in the right direction.
After speaking to my son last night, I think this course will really help him in how to react in situations with his EX, will explain why his actions in the past might not have been acceptable.
The Course Guy (dont know what to call him), looked over the whole case and summed up by saying he does not see my son as a violent controlling person (as deemed by the court/CAFCASS) that he feels he has just not coped well / mature enough to deal with the pressure of being a new dad and felt overwhelmed with the whole situation, but that does not make you a bad person or a bad dad. He said the course will definitely benefit him and will be beneficial towards gaining contact.
His next appointment is next week - will keep you updated.