Training Providers

Welcome to the Course assessment section of the National Hypnotherapy Society website. As a training provider your students and graduates will be reassured that your course is run ethically and responsibly – and is recognised by an independent professional association that holds an accredited voluntary register under the Professional Standards Authority AVR scheme.

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The Application Process

All applications must be received on a signed application form with supporting evidence.

Applying for Course Accreditation

For those training courses that have fully demonstrated to the Society high standards of course content and delivery, and are considered to develop students who are safe, competent and ethical to practice. You must demonstrate a commitment to the HS Code of Ethics.

We advise all potential applicants for Accreditation, of courses to first have an informal discussion with the Society in order to assist your application and help you through the process.

Following an informal discussion, training providers should complete and return the 3 documents below.

  • a) Complete in full Course Accreditation application form
  • b) Society Terms and Conditions – please contact the Society’s Deputy Chief Executive for these, either via email: deputyceo@nationalhypnotherapysociety.org or call 01903 213262. These will be sent to you and you will need to sign to confirm that you agree to them.
  • c) Standing Order Mandate form – complete this form which we will send to your bank to process. The initial payment of £250 is non-refundable.

Fees for accreditation:

For those courses wishing to be accredited, the initial fee is £250 and £200 annually thereafter each renewal.

For courses previously unknown to the Society (e.g. courses whose graduates have never applied for membership), courses recently created, or at the Society’s discretion, the Society may grant a provisional Quality Checked status for a course applying for accreditation (if our standards are met) for one year prior to granting accreditation. This is to enable the Society to audit the quality of the course and its applicants graduating from the course in more depth prior to granting accreditation.

It is expected that Accredited Training Providers ensure that all students join the Society as student members and maintain this membership during training.

On graduation, Accredited Training providers should only confirm that graduates are ready to practice (i.e. through the issuance of relevantly worded internally awarded certificates or Diplomas) if graduates are Society members who are entering the society’s register.

Accreditation may be terminated in any year where the course appears to be inactive, i.e. an insufficient amount of enrolments and/or completions are recorded.

We ask that the course leader from your training organisation apply for and be accepted as a member of the Society. We encourage all your tutors to join us too and if we accredit your course we will ask that a majority of your tutors become individual members of the Society.

Other Levels of Course Recognition

Those courses which do not fully meet the requirements to become an accredited course, the Society offers the opportunity to apply for quality checked or possibly Advanced Specialist Training recognition.

Applying for Quality Checked status

This can be considered for anything from individual workshops, shorter foundation courses or distance learning courses.

We can consider individual workshops for CPD purposes on a per workshop basis. You must demonstrate a commitment to the HS Code of Ethics.

Please complete and return the QC Application Form below together with the relevant QC Standing Order Mandate below and return them both along with any evidence requested, to the address listed below. Fees for these courses are as follows:

  • Up to 1 Day Face to Face: £50 annually
  • Between 1 Day and 50 Face to Face Hours: £100 annually
  • More than 50 Face to Face Hours: £150 annually
  • Online only: £100 annually

Applying for Advanced Specialist Training Status

Specialist courses aimed at practitioners who already have a substantial amount of training/qualification may be suitable for Advanced/Specialist training status.

The general criteria for this category are:

  1. The course will be specifically aimed at qualified/experienced practitioners of hypnotherapy.
  2. The course will be recognized by the HS as suitable for established practitioners with a solid grounding in clinical skills and theoretical knowledge.
  3. The course will offer extensive support to practitioners in developing a specialist area of work, for example working with Children and Young People or Supervision of Hypnotherapy.
  4. It will normally contain at least 50 hours of face to face training. Blended learning courses can be considered.

Please complete and return the Advanced Specialist Training Application Form below together with the Advanced Specialist Training Standing Order Mandate below and return them both along with any evidence requested, to the below address.

Fee for these courses: £150.00 annually.

Application

You will be assigned an individual officer of the National Hypnotherapy Society to help with your application – we want to offer you a high level of personal service from the start. Once you have completed any of the application forms please use the checklists within the forms to ensure that you attach the supporting evidence required.

Send everything through to us at:

FAO Deputy Chief Executive
The National Hypnotherapy Society
19 Grafton Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1QT

We recommend using recorded delivery.

We will confirm receipt and then process your application (this takes approximately 12 weeks and we will contact you during that period as needed).

Training Provider Application (Quality Checked status)
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Training Provider Application for Course Accreditation
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Standing Order Form - Accredited Courses
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Standing Order Form - Quality Checked (up to 1 day)
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Standing Order Form - Quality Checked (1 day - 50hours)
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Standing Order Form - Quality Checked (50+ hours or Adv/Spec)
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