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Certification Policy

1    Progression

  1. Progression into the Second Year of the training is dependent on having demonstrated the ability to complete the course work required of the First Year.
  2. If there are concerns regarding your ability to deliver the evidence, at the end of the First year you may be advised to leave the programme, with the possibility of registering at a later stage, provided you have continued with supervised practice.

2    Reviews

  1. Throughout the Training and Development period, participants will be offered tutoring, guidance and feedback. Should you arrive at the conclusion that full completion is beyond your current resources you would be eligible for interim qualification.

3    Extensions

  1. In exceptional circumstances, you will be able to negotiate a one-year extension of time, for a fee of £150, after the 4-year limit, and gain the full Diploma and automatic presentation to NLPtCA.

4    Certification

  1. The following three qualifications carry full Certification:
    • Certificate in Clinical Practice
    • Intermediate Certificate in NLP Therapeutic Modelling
    • Diploma in NLP Therpeutic Modelling
  2. You are expected to complete all quantitative and qualitative requirementsfor each of the Certificates as outlined in their respective Assessment Specifications and within the time scales laid down.
  3. In exceptional circumstances, time extensions can be negotiated.
  4. The Lead Tutor will notify the learner regarding the success of their portfolio submissions, and where required direction will be given regarding what work still needs to be further developed, amended, or deemed to be not valid.
  5. The Learner can appeal against this assessment decision using the Appeals Procedure.

Types of Certification

1    Certificate of Attendance

  1. At the end of a programme, Learners may be awarded a Certificate of Attendance for the time they have attended the programme:
    • if they have been unable to achieve the required standard within the prescribed time.
    • if they have not delivered the required evidence of competence within the accepted time frame
    • if they demonstrate that it is unlikely they will meet the required standards of performance
    • if they had to withdraw through unforeseen circumstances
  2. This certificate is not extended to those who have been asked to withdraw from the programme.  They may receive a Statement of Registration.
  3. This certificate will not bear the logo of The Professional Guild of NLP

2    Provisional Certification

  1. At the end of a programme, Learners may be awarded Provisional Certification:
    • if they have been unable to achieve the full required standard within the prescribed time
    • have the ability to complete the certification requirements within a reasonable time period agreed by both parties
    • know specifically what they are required to do to achieve this.
  2.  This Certificate will not bear the logo of The Professional Guild of NLP

3    Full Certification

  1. At the end of a programme, Learners may be awarded Full Certification:
    • if they have provided all the required evidence to the agreed standard.

This certificate will bear logo of The Professional Guild of NLP.This level of certification entitles the therapist to

NLPtCA Accreditation

  1. On successful completion, you will become eligible to apply to NLPtCA (Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association) for accreditation.
  2. The Accreditation Panel meets once a year, and all applications have to be received by January of that year.  Late submissions will not be counted.
  3. You will need to follow their Accreditation Requirements, and provide evidence to support this.  You can draw from the work you have done in your portfolio.
  4. There is an Accreditation Fee which accompanies your application.
  5. For full details of Accreditation Requirements and Accreditation Process, consult NLPtCA’s website.  You are responsible for the quality of your application.
  6. You will be notified regarding the success of your application.  Should you be unsuccessful you will be informed of the reasons, and recommendations will be made.
  7. You can appeal this decision.

UKCP Registration

  1. A successful application to become an Accredited Psychotherapist Member will then render you eligible to apply for professional registration with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
  2. The administration of this process lies within NLPtCA, and details regarding the process are found on their website.