Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Course FAQs

Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding hypnotherapy training and the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please email our support team at support@hypnoticworld.com for a helpful response within 24 hours.


Course Questions
What qualifications do I need to train in hypnotherapy?

No formal qualifications are required to become a Hypnotherapist; for some people the aim is to help friends or family or just to satisfy their own curiosity - others go on to make a successful and rewarding career out of hypnotherapy. All you really need is a genuine interest and a desire to help others.  An interest in psychology or counselling is an added bonus.

When does the course begin?

Each new course year begins in either January, April or September and training takes place over 1 weekend per month for 10 months (there are no training dates in 2 months of the year). A list of dates for upcoming courses is available here.

How long does the training last?

Each hypnotherapy course is one year in duration. Training take place at weekends classes - Saturday and Sunday daytime - over 10 months of the course year.

Who will be training me?

Students are trained by one of our skilled practical trainers. All of our trainers are also highly experienced, practising hypnotherapists who are able to draw on both knowledge acquired through their own training and on their own understanding of techniques accumulated over many years of helping clients on a one-to-one basis. Meet our hypnotherapy trainers on the Course Tutors page.

Is the course fully accredited?

Yes. The course is fully accredited by the major UK hypnotherapy associations. The General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC) has accredited the course and assessed it at Practitioner Level. Students who complete the course may then apply for membership to the GHR and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), who offer a quality mark for practitioners. The course is also approved by the Hypnotherapy Association and has been accredited by the ACCPH (Level 4 Diploma Accreditation).

Will I meet other hypnotherapists?

As the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy is classroom-based, you will meet and become acquainted with fellow students who share an interest in hypnotherapy. Many students enjoy entering into discussions, debates and personal chat about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and are provided with the additional opportunity to discuss hypnosis-related topics on both the Hypnotic World forums and other, similar interest web sites.

We will also endeavour to put you in touch with other therapists in your area and hold workshops and meetings regularly. You will also have access to our Student Forum where you can interact with others who are studying hypnotherapy with Hypnotic World.

Where are the training weekends held?

Training takes place in a choice of UK locations including London, Yorkshire and Liverpool.  A list of available optional accommodation will be available upon enrolment. For a full list of training locations and a schedule for upcoming courses, see the Venues and Dates.

What award will I receive?

Students completing the course receive the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy (Dip Hyp HWHP). This will enable you to apply to join major hypnotherapy associations and to setup your own hypnotherapy practice. Hypnotic World students also receive 1-year inclusive membership and 2 years’ membership to the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA).

Which associations will the course enable me to join?

The Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy course enables students to join the UK's leading hypnotherapy associations, registers and related organizations, including:

  • General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
  • General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
  • The Hypnotherapy Association
  • National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA)
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Fees & Enrolment
How much does the course cost?

We offer two payment options for the Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy course. Students may spread the cost of training by paying a deposit on enrolment and 8 monthly installments. We also provide a single payment-in-full option with a discount for paying upon enrolment. For prices, please visit the Course Fees page.

Can I pay in installments?

Yes. We offer a installment plan for all of the courses, providing students with a convenient way to pay for their training. Installment plans consist of an enrolment deposit then 8 installment payments to be paid monthly. For details of installment pricing and early booking discounts, please see the Course Fees page.

Are discounts available if I enrol early?

Yes. We offer a discount for students who reserve their place on upcoming courses when they enrol during the early booking period. For details of early booking discounts for each course date, and deadlines for early booking, refer to the Course Fees page.

How can I enrol?

Reserve your place on any of our upcoming courses via the Enrolment page.

Early enrolment secures your place on the course and discounts are also available to students who book during the early enrolment period.

Assessment & Completion
Is there an exam at the end of the course?

There is no formal exam as you will be assessed by your course tutor who will offer guidance and help and support throughout your training, ensuring that you understand the concepts involved, are confident in assessing your client’s issues, developing an appropriate and suitable treatment plan and using the skills you have learned to help them to overcome these issues with the help of hypnosis.

How is my ability as a suitable hypnotherapist assessed?

Your training is divided into units that meet the requirements of established hypnotherapy associations. Your tutor will ensure that you are competent and confident in each of these aspects before moving onto the next unit.

Further Questions?

If you have any additional questions that are not answered above, please let us know. Email us at support@hypnoticworld.com or contact our Support Team here.


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