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Course structure

The Human Givens Diploma has been designed to provide a flexible, part-time course which is ideal for career development as it can easily fit around your existing commitments and be completed at a pace which suits you.

You can apply to the course whenever you feel ready, however, we always recommend that you attend at least one or two of the shorter courses before doing so. Taking the course up to Practitioner Level (Part 3), enables you to practice as a fully-qualified human givens therapist and be included on the HGI's Professional Register of HG therapists – which is accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority.

The diploma programme consists of the following four stages:

1.  Part 1 – Attendance at a minimum of 18 days training made up of
     14 one-day courses and 2 two-day courses (the core diploma   
     subjects are compulsory but you may choose three extra

     'free-choice' subjects from the remainder of our courses).

2.  Home study (including a reading list) and work practice

3.  Part 2 – Attendance at an intensive two-week 'diploma' course,
     which includes a two-hour written examination.

4.  Part 3 – A practitioner's practical assessment.

During the course, observation skills, clinical understanding and therapeutic ability are also tested for. Part 2 allows students to gain further indepth knowledge about the human givens approach and how best to subtly combine the knowledge and range of skills taught on our one- and two-day courses.

The full diploma programme typically takes up to two years to complete. People with natural ability and aptitude often find they progress quickly through the course, but anyone who feels they need more time and experience can move through the course at a speed which suits them.

Because of the thorough grounding the diploma provides in essential psychological knowledge and therapeutic skills (always presented in clear, non-jargonistic language) it is suitable for anyone wishing to make a career change as well as those who want to increase and develop further the skills and knowledge they already have.

To qualify for assessment for full accreditation (Part 3) and thereby be fully qualified to practice as a human givens psychotherapist/counsellor and eligible to be listed on the HGI's PSA accredited Register, you must complete all of Part 1 within eighteen months of finishing Part 2.


If you would like to know more about the course, or would like to discuss your options in more detail before applying, please don't hesitate to contact the College Registrar, Mark Thomas, on 01323 811690 or via email.



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