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ABC Course Information Evening

Tuesday 17th April 2018 ~ 6.30 - 7.30pm

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Are you interested in learning more about our introductory ABC Counselling Concept courses? Our informal information evening offers you the perfect opportunity to learn more about our training and what is involved, meet the programme leader, 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 - Places available

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Evening (Nottingham): Wednesday 18th April 2018 ~ 10 x Wed (6.00pm to 9.00pm)
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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 examboard registration and certificate fee.


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

Clinical Training Programmes:

We are recruiting to the following programmes for 2018-19. The  courses lead to dual qualifications in psychotherapy and counselling (academic and clinical) and as spaces are limited, early applications are advised.

UKCP logoStaffs Uni Logo RedMSc Integrative Psychotherapy (UKCP) - recruiting for 2018

MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (UKCP) - recruiting for 2018

SPTI has been successfully re-awarded Specific Course Designation for 2018/19 which includes eligibility for DSA - Disabled Student Allowance funding. Once postgraduate loan applications are 'opened up' to receive live applications, students can then apply via the following website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance. Please note that students will need to self-finance the preparatory first year of training as this is ineligible for postgraduate loans. Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/student/ for more information on Course Designation.

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BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - recruiting for 2018

As an alternative provider of education we are required to apply annually to maintain our Specific Course Designation from the Department of Education. Since its inception in 2009. BSc students have been able to access student support via Student Finance England (SFE) enabling our students to apply for Part-Time Student Loans via The Student Loan Company (SLC). SPTI has been successfully re-awarded Specific Course Designation for 2018/19 which includes eligibility for DSA - Disabled Student Allowance funding. Once Part-time loan applications are 'opened up' to receive live applications (usually in the summer) Students can then apply via the following website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance  Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/desig/student/ for more information on Course Designation.

General Programme Information:

Our MSc programmes are unique in this area, they offer a relational approach to training and they are both validated by Staffordshire University and accredited by UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). Hence upon successful completion of the preparatory year and the subsequent three year MSc programme they lead to  a dual qualification – an MSc award with Staffordshire University and UKCP registration.

The BSc programme is validated 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.

Autumn 2018 Entry    Tuition Fees (pa) BSc 4820     MSc 4700 - Course Training Dates [Click Here]

CPD opportunities: Counselling Young People (CYP)

CYP_logo1st-3rd & 15th-16th May 2018 (places still available)

This highly interactive and experiential workshop focuses primarily on the differences between working with adults and working with young people, helping you make the necessary cognitive and emotional adjustments between working with these two very different client groups.  It is constructed on the very clear evidence-based competences that the BACP and UKCP have identified, and is designed to complement and extend the training offered in courses aimed at working with adults.

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Free Information Days...

2018 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 current dates available and booking information

For more information please contact us on:

The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, Thiskney House, 2 St James Terrace, Nottingham, NG1 6FW, United Kingdom  Phone: +44 (0)115 844 7904     Email: enquiries@spti.net

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: Monday, 19 March 2018