Hypnotherapy Courses

Your fast track to a successful new career in Clinical Hypnosis, NLP and Professional Coaching …

Training that can enable you to change your life forever and start a new, exciting and rewarding career helping others to achieve amazing life changes!


hypnotherapy courses


Fully accredited, open access courses leading to professional registration up to level 4, foundation degree status, Diploma

The ‘Gold Standard’ HPD qualification is externally awarded by the national awarding body, NCfE and The National Council for Hypnotherapy

Human Potential and Personal Development

Training in Clinical Hypnosis, NLP and Professional Coaching

The field of Human Potential and Personal Development is in a healthy phase of growth. Many people realise the potential for mind/body learning and achievement and are eager to seek out professional assistance to achieve insight on just what is really important to them in their lives and in their work and how to achieve it.

Many are turning to a more holistic approach to Psychotherapy to assist with their emotional wellbeing and to help them to overcome stress and anxiety, fears and phobias as well as helping to rid themselves of unwanted habits such as smoking and over-eating.

Professionally qualified Practitioners in these fields are in demand working with individuals as well as with groups and within organisations to offer Performance Coaching, NLP, Hypnotherapy and Stress Counselling.

Up until now there have been somewhat unnecessary dividing lines and a certain amount of confusion between the roles of Therapist, Counsellor, NLP Practitioner and Coach. In reality almost everyone who is a Therapist or an NLP Practitioner or Counsellor, coaches! All coaching requires counselling and usually employs some NLP techniques etc! This can make it difficult for potential clients to know where to seek help and to choose what is most appropriate for their particular needs.

The UK College / CEC Professional Practitioner Programme is unique in that it offers a cohesive structured approach to training, providing four separate, stand alone certificated Practitioner courses in:- (1) NLP Professional Coaching, (2) Brief Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy, (3) Ericksonian Hypnosis including New NLP Wellbeing Modelling, and (4) Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy including the Quit 4 Life Smoking Cessation Programme. All four courses can be studied on weekdays or at weekends

The four courses, when combined, lead to, subject to successful assessment, the national Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). This foundation degree level (level 4) course is externally awarded by the national awarding body NCfE and accredited by The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).

Courses are also fully accredited by The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) as well as The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC -  the training includes Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

At Central England College in Birmingham the faculty comprises of a dedicated team of highly respected and experienced professional Trainers and Practitioners including best selling and prize winning authors. Training courses are conducted in the college’s own training centre which provides easy access by rail, bus and car and has free on-site parking.

Tapping into the CEC Community

Training at CentralEnglandCollege offers you much more than just the courses. Our graduates gain free access to a community/network of like minded individuals. Many mutually supportive relationships are developed. Regular ongoing practise, mentoring and supervision sessions are all included within the original training fees. All UKCCH / CEC graduates go away with comprehensive training manuals.

Enjoying Your Training

CEC courses are well known for that extra vital ingredient – fun! We know that you are likely to learn more if you are having a good time. People often ask how we can squeeze so much into each course. With the latest Accelerated Learning techniques that we use you will probably be surprised to find just how much you have absorbed during the course.

Who can benefit from our courses?

Our policy is one of open access and our intention is to make the courses widely available to all those with a genuine desire to assist others and themselves to make effective changes in their lives. We like to interview every participant on our diploma programmes, either face to face or by telephone. This gives you the opportunity to ensure that the courses are right for you and for us to satisfy ourselves that we can genuinely offer you a successful completion of your training.

Achieving the NCfE/NCH Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma

Although each course is separate and individually certificated, upon completion of all four courses in any order together with completion of the respective assignments from each and portfolio for verification, delegates will be eligible to attain, (at no additional cost) the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). This is externally awarded by the National awarding body NCfE, accredited by the National Council for Hypnotherapy and credit rated by the Open University (OU). Graduates may apply for professional registration and membership, discounted insurance, and to work within the NHS.

Would you like to stay over, locally?

Central England College in Birmingham has a list of accommodation in the very local area. From inexpensive B & B up to 4 star hotels, we will happily send you a list, if you ask us when you book your course.

The Small Print

UKCCH / CEC constantly seeks to improve and update the quality and content of its training courses. We therefore reserve the right to change our syllabuses and course structures. We also reserve the option, on rare occasions to change trainers and training venues. If this does happen, and in all events, we guarantee to maintain the quality and value of our training. Nothing in this prospectus forms a contract. Photographic, audio and video recordings of our courses are not allowed. Although our policy is one of open access we reserve the right to refuse any course application at our discretion and to terminate the training of any student whose conduct is deemed offensive/disruptive. If you have a learning difficulty or suffer / have suffered from any serious emotional, mental or physical health condition or disability which might impact upon your training and subsequent professional practice, this must be discussed in confidence with your course tutor prior to enrolment. For any help or advice or to arrange a visit to the college, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Central England College – Birmingham Training Faculty

Nick Cooke  D. Psy. Cert. Ed.  MNCH  FAPHP (Photo)

Director of Studies

Nick is the principal trainer and course developer. A highly qualified and experienced practitioner, teacher and writer, Nick has numerous qualifications in Hypnotherapy, NLP and Coaching. As well as formal UK teaching qualifications Nick is a certified Hypnotherapy trainer with the USA National Guild. He is an elected Fellow of the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and an accredited member of The National Council for Hypnotherapy.

Faculty of Core Syllabus and CPD Trainers currently includes:

Lorraine McReight

David Kato

Terence Watts

Michael Mahoney

Hilary Norris-Evans

Dr. Nicholas Wright

Steve Burgess

John Castleton

Richard Nicholls

Robert Perkins

Training also available in London

As well as at Central England College in Birmingham, The UKCCH / CEC Professional Practitioner Programme courses is also facilitated in London www.londonhypnotherapyacademy.co.uk

Weekday or Weekend Training Flexibility

In Birmingham each course is available for weekday or weekend study. Students can plan to attend some modules on weekends and some on weekdays as required. For further information please visit the Central England College website www.centralenglandcollege.org.

One Year Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma Course

As well as weekday programmes, the complete combined course is available as a part-time (weekend based) programme which takes a year to complete. Specifically designed for those in full-time employment or who simply prefer to attend at weekends, the course requires attendance one weekend a month over a ten month period.

Intensive One to One Training

A very small number of places, for each course, are available for those with time constraints or who wish to qualify through an intensive, one to one trainer/student or micro-group route. The number of hours of attendance can be significantly reduced and the qualification attained in a considerably shorter timeframe (subject to completion of assignments). If you feel this is for you ask us for details.

Distance Learning

Although attendance is highly recommended, courses are also available through, fully tutor supported, distance learning – together with occasional study days. Students learn at their own pace and receive personal tutorials, assignments and supervision. Please call us to arrange for an informal discussion.

Funding/Training Grants

A number of bursaries/grants may be available subject to meeting criteria. Please discuss any eligibility with us.

Mind Wide Open….

Mind Wide Open is a one day introduction course to Hypnotherapy, Coaching and NLP. Participants will experience going into hypnosis themselves as well as learning how to take someone else safely and easily in and out of hypnosis. You will also learn some NLP models for rapid change and the essence of Life Coaching. The day is a highly practical and fun way to learn and an ideal (low cost) taster if you are considering the other courses.