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OfS Registration LogoWe’re now #OfSRegistered. This means we meet the @officestudents requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more.

For more information please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register

BSc students are able to access student support and apply for Undergraduate Student Loans and Disabled Student Allowance via the Student Loans Company (SLC).


MSc students (year 2 onwards) are able to access student support and apply for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. Disabled Student Allowance is available for all 4 years of training via the Student Loans Company (SLC) https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan


 *Please note that loans are subject to eligibility criteria - see the relevant .gov pages for more information


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)


SPTI Introductory Courses - Information Evening

SPTI Leaf LogoWednesday 29th January 2020 - 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

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

ABC logoWed Eve - Feb 2020 - Open for applications now

[Click here] for further information and application materials

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

SPTI Leaf LogoAttendance: 12 x Monday Daytimes (9.30am to 3.00pm)

Group A intake: Monday 18th November 2019 (Full)

Group B intake: Monday 4th March 2020 (Open for applications)

Click here for the Foundation Application Form       Click here for training dates: Group A (November 2019) Group B (March 2020)

This course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto clinical courses here at SPTI. Applications are also welcomed from individuals wishing to expand on their counselling skills for use in employment.

 Continuing Professional Development Programme at SPTI:

SPTI: A Humanistic and Integrative Approach to Working with Young People (11-18)

SPTI Leaf LogoDelivered by Tim Woodhouse

A five day programme delivered over two workshops

(Fri 1st, Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd November 2019 and Sat 16th and Sun 17th November 2019)


Click here for more information      Click here for the Application Form

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Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision

CPD Course - Starting Wednesday 16th Oct 2019

Click here for more information including Taster Day booking forms and application materials

Clinical Training Programmes: Recruiting for Autumn 2020 entry

We are now processing applications to the following programmes for 2020-21. 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)

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.

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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

Free Information Days...

2020 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 2020 dates


Updated: Friday, 15 November 2019