National Hypnotherapy Society | Training Provider Membership

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a not for profit organisation whose primary role is the advancement of hypnotherapy and a part of this role is the support and encouragement of all our training providers.

We believe that membership of a professional association is essential, as it gives confirmation of your professional standing to both your peers and your students and gives your organisation a voice in the future of our profession.

We accredit courses that meet our Training Standards and provide full, mainstream hypnotherapy training that equips graduates to work with clients who present with a range of commonly encountered issues. We also recognise other courses and can offer Quality Checked recognition for individual workshops, shorter foundation courses or distance learning courses or Advanced Specialist training status for courses that are intended to support qualified practitioners to develop their knowledge and training in specialised areas of work.


Training Providers - Course Recognition Applications

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.

  1. Complete in full Application Form for Course Accreditation and provide all evidence listed on this page
  2. Accredited Terms and Conditions
  3. Direct Debit Mandate

Please send the above documents to the Society, by electronic transfer, with all requested materials and supporting evidence. All documents submitted must be page numbered, clearly labelled and submitted in lesson/module order.

Assessment will commence following receipt of payment and ALL requested evidence and documentation as per the checklist above.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically please contact us for assistance – standards@nationalhypnotherapysociety.org.

Fees

  • The initial fee is £250 and £200 annually thereafter at renewal. The initial payment of £250 is non-refundable.

It is suggested that Training Providers encourage students to join the Society as student members and maintain this membership during training.

On graduation, Training Providers should confirm that graduates are ready to practice through the issuance of relevantly worded Certificates or Diplomas.

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 Recognition

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

You must demonstrate a commitment to the HS Code of Ethics.

For new applications we require that courses submitted for Quality Checked recognition have been successfully completed by at least one cohort of students. Participant feedback may be requested as part of the application process.

Please complete and return the Quality Checked Application Form or the Online Course Quality Checked Application Form,Quality Checked Terms and Conditions together with the Direct Debit Mandate:

  • 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

Please send the above documents to the Society, by electronic transfer, with all requested materials and supporting evidence. All documents submitted must be page numbered, clearly labelled and submitted in lesson/module order.

Assessment will commence following receipt of payment and ALL requested evidence and documentation as per the checklist above.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically please contact us for assistance – standards@nationalhypnotherapysociety.org.

Applying for Advanced Specialist Recognition

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

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 recognised 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 live training in-the-room or via synchronous online learning.
  5. It will include formal assessments which are acceptable to the Society. Examples of such can include but are not limited to: essays; case studies; examination; presentations; supervised client hours etc.
  6. It will normally need to have been successfully completed by at least one cohort of students.

Fee

  • £150 annually

Please complete and return the Advanced Specialist Training Application Form, Advanced Specialist Terms and Conditions together with the Direct Debit Mandate

Please send the above documents to the Society, by electronic transfer, with all requested materials and supporting evidence. All documents submitted must be page numbered, clearly labelled and submitted in lesson/module order.

Assessment will commence following receipt of payment and ALL requested evidence and documentation as per the checklist above.

If you are unable to submit your application electronically please contact us for assistance – standards@nationalhypnotherapysociety.org.

Tutor Criteria

Qualifications

Tutors and course assessment staff are expected to have qualification levels of at least equal to, or higher than, the level of course being taught and assessed and should be able to demonstrate competency to deliver and/or assess all elements of the course. The same expectation applies to any specialisms taught.

It is desirable that tutors have obtained some form of teaching, coaching and/or mentoring qualification

Practical Experience

Tutors on any course are normally expected to have some practical experience in the field of hypnotherapy. Tutors on introduction courses or courses at, or equal to, Ofqual Level 2 and Level 3, who do not have experience in the field of hypnotherapy will need to evidence how they have familiarity of the practical application of the subject matter being taught.

Tutors teaching on courses of Ofqual Level 3 and above (or courses that are equivalent to Ofqual level 3 and above), are expected to have professional hypnotherapy experience post qualification. It is also desirable that tutors on such courses have previously obtained some form of teaching, coaching and/or mentoring experience before becoming tutors on such courses.

Tutors on courses that focus on specialisms are expected to have significant experience in the specialist field being taught.

The training provider needs to be able to demonstrate the suitability of every staff member employed to provide training and/or assessment services should the Society request this.

Evidence

Evidence of appropriate qualifications and practical experience would need to be included on staff CVs.


Page last updated 23/06/2022
Next review due 23/06/2023