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Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy

Accredited by:
NCH, GHR, REBHP, NCFE, ACCPH, IHA & ASCH

Accepted for membership by:
FHT and CNHC*

Approved by:
The British Psychological Society**

Certified by:
The Chinese Psychological Society**

Our complete hypnotherapy diploma training programme, comprising of three stages (Stage 1, Stage 2 & Stage 3) plus home study, case studies and a written assessment), is accredited or approved by the following organisations:

The British Psychological Society
The National Council of Hypnotherapy
The General Hypnotherapy Register
The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
NCFE (National Awarding Body)

The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Accredited Coaches, Counselors, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists organisation
The International Hypnosis Association

This is the only externally verified hypnotherapy diploma training course approved by The British Psychological Society Learning Centre as CPD for registered psychologists.

“Externally verified” means that we don’t print off our own diplomas. (Unfortunately most training schools do!)

The Diploma is awarded and verified by NCFE, a government regulated examining and awarding body. Please see our latest external verification report from NCFE here.

The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is a customised award developed in collaboration with NCFE. It is not used by another training organisation. NCFE have verified the award as being equivalent to a Level 4 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

In 2007 the UK College collaborated with NCFE to create The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, designed to be equivalent to the HPD qualification from NCH but more aligned with mainstream scientific research and principles..

To our knowledge we are the only training school in the UK to have developed our own customised award that is externally verified by a government regulated national awarding and examining organisation.

The Diploma course is Certified CPD by the CPD Certification Service

What does this mean?

This means that our Diploma course has been independently evaluated and quality assured. The official reviewal process has involved submission of the course slides, manuals, handouts, even the trainer’s speaker notes so that the reviewer can assess the depth of information, quality of substitution teaching etc. You can read more on cpduk.com

NCFE – National Awarding Body – OfQual regulated

The College is an NCFE awarding centre for the Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy which is available to students who complete our whole training programme. The diploma is independently awarded and externally verified by NCFE in collaboration with The College. The diploma is verified by NCFE as equivalent to Level 4 on the Qualifications Credit Framework (customised award no. C0982).
(Please note this is NOT a nationally recognised, government-regulated qualification).

This is probably the most important accreditation since it assures learners (those training with us) of the quality in terms of delivering training and assessing that you have met the learning outcomes for the qualification.

Note that live-in-person training, live webcast by zoom and the online diploma (pre-recorded with tutoring & practise sessions) all meet the requirements for the NCFE awarded Diploma.
The same Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy is awarded to Live, Webcast and Online Diploma graduates.

Please see more information here about our customised award (Diploma) with NCFE
Also please see our outstanding 2017 External Verification Report from NCFE here.
You can also see a sample of the Diploma certificate issued from NCFE here.

NCFE is non-profit educational organisation founded over 170 years ago. Once a college of further education NCFE has evolved to become a leading centre for vocational qualifications. NCFE is regulated by QfQual.

Having a customised qualification, that was designed in collaboration with NCFE, assures learners that rigorous standards of learning and assessment are followed.

[In 2007 the UK College collaborated with NCFE to create The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, designed to be equivalent to the HPD qualification from NCH but more aligned with mainstream scientific research and principles..


British Psychological Society Learning Centre

Approval as CPD for registered psychologists

Both the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy training course and the Stage 1 Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnosis course are approved by The British Psychological Society Learning Centre as appropriate CPD (continuing professional development) for registered psychologists. Please note this does NOT mean the BPS accredits this course for professional membership of the BPS.
Approval of the course by the BPS is an excellent indicator of quality.


The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
www.hypnotherapists.org.uk

The National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) is one of the foremost member hypnotherapy organisations in the United Kingdom and has been instrumental in helping to set standards across the profession. The Diploma in CBH is recognised and accepted by the NCH for full professional membership.
Note: the main qualification used by NCH is the HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma). The UK College originally used the HPD but in 2007 we developed our own qualification (Diploma in CBH) to fit with our evidence-based and science-aligned curriculum. Once awarded the Diploma you can apply to join NCH as a full Licentiate Member of the NCH. NCH also act as “verifying organisation” for CNHC.

Benefits of NCH membership are:

  • Practice liability insurance & The Hypnotherapy Journal (delivered quarterly).
  • Members website with members database for public reference & an Annual Conference.
  • Ability to join CNHC

View the UK College on the NCH list of approved training providers:
www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/training/provider/plid/41

Applies to Webcast and Online* Diploma formats.
*Online format will require some additional contact hours to meet membership requirements.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
& The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)

The General Hypnotherapy Register is one of the oldest and most respected professional hypnotherapy organisations in the United Kingdom and has been instrumental in helping to set standards across the profession.
The diploma has been assessed and validated at practitioner level by The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (UK). Graduates are eligible for professional registration with The General Hypnotherapy Register at full practitioner status.

Applies to Webcast & Online Diploma formats*.
*Those taking the Online format will need to acquire additional contact hours.

View the College on the GHR list of approved training providers:
www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com/uk-college-of-hypnosis-and-hypnotherapy


The Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (REBHP)
www.REBHP.org

This award is designed to meet the training requirement for membership of REBHP. Additional registration requirements, such as hours of clinical supervision, may be stipulated by the Register, and these must be confirmed with them directly. See the website for details.
REBHP was founded in 2008 by Mark Davis and Donald Robertson in order to fill the need for a professional organisation that was rigorous in requiring evidence-based practice.
REBHP members are able to receive The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the leading academic journal on hypnosis.
REBHP is a division of Mindease Limited.


ACCPH
Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists & Hypnotherapists

www.accph.org.uk

In 2019 ACCPH accredited the Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
Graduates are able to join ACCPH Professional Directory as full members
Webcast and Online formats

Applies equally to both Webcast & Online formats


ASCH
The Australian Society of Clinical Hypnosis

In 2021 the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnosis accredited the Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
Graduates are able to join the leading professional hypnotherapy organisation in Australia as full practitioner members.
Applies equally to both Webcast & Online formats


IHA
International Hypnosis Association

In 2021 the International Hypnosis Association accepted the Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy for professional membership status. Graduates are able to join the IHA as full professional members.
Applies equally to both Webcast & Online formats


Accreditation for the Online Diploma

The Online Diploma results in exactly the same qualification as the live in person or the webcast diploma formats.

  •  You will be able to get insurance and open your own practice. 
  •  The Diploma is the only hypnotherapy qualification in the UK to be accredited by the government-regulated, national awarding body NCFE.
  •  All formats of the Diploma are approved by The British Psychological Society Learning Centre as CPD for registered psychologists.
  •  You will be able to become a member of FHT, ACCPH and REBHP (see below for more information about these). 

Question: What about membership to other organisations such as GHR or NCH?

GHR and NCH require a live training (either in person or by webcast) for professional membership. These organisations, together with CNHC, have a requirement for 120 simultaneous contact hours between trainer and learner.

Those taking the Online Diploma can acquire the additional “Contact Hours” required for membership by attending additional workshops, courses, practice sessions and webinars.

You can read more about Accreditation for the Online Diploma here.

Certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy

– Approved by the British Psychological Society

Our 7 day Certificate course (which is also Stage 1 on our Diploma in CBH) is approved by The British Psychological Society Learning Centre as CPD (Continuing Professional Development). To date we believe we are the only training college in the UK offering a one week Certificate course that is approved as CPD by the BPS.

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