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2017 External Verification Report from NCFE

How you can be assured of our quality
Each year our student assessment procedures and standards are externally inspected by NCFE, a government regulated national awarding and examining body, who verify our Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

We recently had our annual external verification visit and received an outstanding report from NCFE, conferring another 12 months of Direct Claim Status (which means NCFE trusts our processes for assessment.)

You can read the NCFE 2017 report here.

We are the only UK Training Hypnotherapy training organisation that has developed it’s own externally verified Diploma award in collaboration with NCFE. This was done because the previous qualification we used, the HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma) from the National Council of Hypnotherapy, had learning outcomes which were not compatible with the evidence-based approach that we teach. Thus we found ourselves having to teach material which we did not support. Therefore we developed our own qualification in 2006, in close collaboration with NCFE and NCH. NCFE externally verified our Diploma as being equivalent to NVQ Level 4. The National Council of Hypnotherapy has recognised our Diploma as equivalent to their own HPD – and accepts the award of our Diploma for full membership for applicants.

About the author | Mark R. Davis

Principal and Director of The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist – with practices in Central and North London. Personal website at