Unique, Flexible, Two Stage Qualification Process
CEC uniquely has a two stage qualification process with the purpose of allowing students to enter professional practice under supervision after completing all the attendance requirements of the course as well as the case studies and question papers. Both stages can run concurrently for students who wish to qualify more quickly.
Firstly, students complete the attendance training – all four of the five day modules. These can be taken on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends – one weekend a month over 10 months (see timetable). To make things as flexible as possible, students can even mix and match weekends with weekdays, if they wish.
Each of the four modules has a brief question paper to complete, as well as an assignment in the form of a practical case study – working with a volunteer client and writing up a report.
Once the practical training is completed and the case studies and question papers are completed and assessed, students are granted granted the Diploma In Clinical Hypnosis and are eligible to become licentiate members of APHP. They can commence professional practice, under supervision at this stage, if they wish.
All students are trained and prepared for the completion of the externally awarded, Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). Although we strongly encourage completion of this, it is entirely optional with a one-off registration and assessment fee of £175 (not payable until students decide they wish to complete stage 2). Students are often relieved that there is no formal written examination. Instead there is a portfolio of evidence containing a question paper which students complete in their own time, either while they are attending their practical training, or over an extended period of time (up to 2 years), if preferred.
Students are invited to submit their portfolio question paper for assessment on three occasions. Once when they have completed about a third of it, once when it is two thirds completed and again when it is fully completed. The advantage of this is that the assessor is able to give the student supportive feedback on a number of occasions along the way to completion, all of which helps to lead to successful completion.
After assessment and verification students completing the second stage are granted the HPD, regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ in hypnotherapy training. Please note that supervision and mentoring for all students, whether or not they complete stage 2, is provided on an on-going indefinite basis after qualification.