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ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

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Evening (Nottingham): Wednesday 6th February 2019 ~ 10 x Wednesday Evenings (6.00pm to 9.00pm)

Fast-track (Loughborough): Saturday 9th March 2019 ~ 5 x Saturday Daytimes (9.30am to 4.30pm)

Click here for the ABC Counselling Concepts Application Form.    Click here for Nottingham training dates.  Click here for Loughborough training dates.

The above 30 hours basic counselling skills training course is particularly suited to applicants who are considering making an application for the BSc programme and require 30 hours of counselling training as part of the BSc entrance requirements. It is also suited to individuals who wish to enhance their work based skills. The tuition fee cost is 350 and includes the ABC examination board registration/certificate fee.

A selection of extracts collated from recent ABC External examiner feedback is available via the link below:

SPTI Certificate: Foundation Access Certificate

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Group B intake: Monday 25th March 2019 (Recruiting now)

Click here for the Foundation Application Form   

Click here for training dates: Group B (March 2019)

Following on from the continued high demand for places on our SPTI Foundation Access Course, we have brought forward the first course intake start to 19th November 2018 to enable students who wish to apply for either our BSc or MSc courses to do so as early as possible. This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto clinicial courses here at SPTI. Applications are also welcomed from individuals wishing to expand on their counsellings skills for use in employment.

ABC & FAC Information Evening - SPTI Introductory Courses

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Are you interested in learning more about our introductory courses? Our informal information evenings offer you the perfect opportunity to learn more about our training and what is involved, meet the programme leaders, discuss your circumstances and spend some time in our training environment. If you would like to book onto the next information evening, then please click here for a booking form.

Clinical Training Programmes:

We are now processing applications to the following programmes for 2019-20. These courses lead to dual qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling (academic and clinical) and as spaces are limited, early applications are advised. 

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MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (UKCP)

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Recruiting for 2019

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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Recruiting for 2019


The BSc programme is awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).  Successful completion of the three year programme leads to a BSc (Hons) Degree with Staffordshire University and BACP membership, with graduates eligible to apply for BACP accreditation upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.

The MSc programmes are awarded by Staffordshire University and accredited by UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).  Successful completion of the four year programme leads to a MSc Postgraduate Degree with Staffordshire University and UKCP registration, with graduates eligible to apply for UKCP registration upon successful completion of the required clinical hours.

Free Information Days...

2019 Undergraduate and Postgraduate events  MSc 9.30am - 3.30pm   BSc 9.30am - 3pm

Our free information days are a key component of our enquiry and application process which our prospective applicants find helpful and informative and we actively encourage attendance at one of these days to support their decision making and application. The days offer the opportunity to visit the Institute in person, to meet with key staff including Programme Leaders, Directors and support staff and to find out more about the training programmes, our ethos and approach to training and to view our buildings and facilities. These full day events from 10am to 3.30pm are free of charge and include lunch (15 reservation fee is required to secure a place and is refundable on attendance). Click here for more information including 2019 dates


QAA Reviewed

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The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and we have received our final report, which is available in full at: www.qaa.ac.uk (click here)


An action plan has been developed to take forward the findings of the Higher Education Review.  Please click here to view

Updated: Thursday, 22 November 2018