Professional Practitioner Programme
The unique, Central England College integrated diploma course in clinical hypnosis (hypnotherapy), is based around the UK Governments national occupational standard in hypnotherapy (level 4 – foundation degree level). The optional (although highly recommended) ‘HPD’ qualification is externally awarded by the national awarding body NCfE and The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH).
The HPD is regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ for professional hypnotherapists and can lead to inclusion in the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Register. CNHC was established with government support to regulate Hypnotherapy along with other previously unregulated complementary therapies. Additionally the training is accredited by The Association for Professional Hypnosis (APHP).
The Professional Practitioner Programme comprises of 120 hours of practical classroom attendance training as part of a total of 450 guided learning hours, the remainder being completed in case study work, reading, on-line study and the completion of a portfolio of evidence – this contains learner declarations as well as a detailed question paper which is completed by students in their own time and at their own pace, for external assessment.
The practical classroom attendance work is divided into four courses, each of 5 days duration. For full details of our CEC Birmingham timetable please download our 2019/20 Birmingham Course Dates, Fees and Application form.
The four courses which make up the programme are:
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
- Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
- Ericksonian Hypnosis
- NLP Professional Coaching
The courses may be taken in any order and each is self-contained and certificated, although all four are needed in order to gain the HPD.