Which level of hypnotherapy training is right for you?

What kind of hypnotherapy courses are you looking for? How do you plan to use your skills when you finish the course? What is involved at each level? 

 We’re sure you have lots of questions, these and others, and want to help you answer them. Here’s a brief guide to the courses we offer along with some suggestions about deciding which one is right for you.

Taster Courses

These are introductions to hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and will also take you through the course requirements. There is no assessment, the course is for your information only. Tasters are 100% online so you can access them from the comfort of your own home, whenever it suits you to do so.

Suitable for – anyone seriously considering hypnotherapy training but not yet quite sure it’s right for them – see the details here.


Hypnotherapy Practitioner Training

Our most popular course.

At the practitioner level, our course is compliant with the Training Standards published by the Voluntary Regulations for Hypnotherapy. (You can find out more about why on our FAQ page.) This means that by the end of our course you will be confident and experienced in using your new skills and ready to begin your professional life as a hypnotherapist. Practitioner Level hypnotherapy courses have two main elements; classroom work and independent study.

  • ‘Independent study’ refers to the preparation and practice work you do at home. A study sheet will guide you each month and there may be some reading to do before you come to a module. The notes issued in class and the set texts contain most of what you need to pass the course. Of course, you are welcome to use other books and internet research as well if you wish.
  • Classroom work includes looking at theoretical aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, class and group discussions and plenty of practical exercises to develop your skills.

The voluntary regulations state you should have a total of around 450 hours including at least 120 hours of live tuition. (If you are comparing courses, make sure they actually offer this.) We offer 130 hours, split into ten, two-day modules. You can attend in any of the following ways:

  • Weekend attendance (online): two Saturdays per month for ten months.
  • Weekend attendance (in-person): one full weekend (both days) per month for ten months.
  • Weekday attendance (in-person): one full day followed by thirty-eight half-days, held on a weekday during term times.

Suitable for – those who want to qualify and practice as professional hypnotherapists.

Please note – the course accreditation is slightly different depending on whether you attend in person or online. If a specific accreditation is important to you, please check out our accreditation page before enrolling.

Foundation Level Hypnotherapy Courses

The voluntary regulations don’t cover foundation-level training; however, some of our accreditors do. They require you to have a total of 200 hours including at least 48 hours of face-to-face tuition. We offer 52 hours, split into 8 classroom days in the following ways:

  • Weekend attendance (in-person or inline): Four two-day modules. If you attend in person, this will be four full weekends at monthly intervals. If you attend online, this will be two Saturdays per month for four months.
  • Weekday attendance (in-person): One full day followed by fourteen half-day modules, held on a weekday during term times.

The Foundation level is also the first four modules of the practitioner course. You can complete it as a stand-alone course or upgrade to practitioner level, even after a break.

Suitable for – those who want an in-depth knowledge of hypnosis and some hypnotherapy skills but do not necessarily wish to practice as hypnotherapists. Or for those who prefer to make an initial commitment to a shorter course. You can also use the Foundation course for personal development or to add some basic hypnotherapy techniques to an existing therapy such as stress management, counselling, coaching etc.