Part 2 – bringing it all together
This intensive yet highly enjoyable two-week course pulls together, and builds upon, the knowledge and skills you’ve learnt on Part 1
I have learnt more in ten days here, than two years of Higher Education. Pass or fail, I will take so much from this course, which is useful, practical, and understandable. The whole experience was very enjoyable.Senior Care Worker
I am not exaggerating when I say that studying for the Human Givens Diploma in 2001 remains the most significant piece of formal education I have ever undertaken, notwithstanding the fact that I hold a law degree and a Masters in social work.Gavin Jinks, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Derby
At a personal level, I gained much and I am aware that others on the course did too — this is in my experience, quite a unique benefit.Behaviour Consultant
Part 2 consists of ten days of intensive but enjoyable training. The two separate weeks are held approximately a month apart and include the observation of therapy sessions given by HG tutors with real patients.
The profound teaching style and practical approach is highly stimulating and generates much extra-curricular thought and discussion.
During both weeks you will have plenty of opportunity to expand upon and consolidate the knowledge and skills you have obtained on the previous Part 1 courses (there are many practical one-to-one and group exercises) and learn how to subtly combine them into powerful therapy sessions that will empower those you work with to take back control of their lives.
This supervised training (the tutors are assisted by course facilitators, who are Diploma graduates using the human givens approach in their work) ensures that you absorb what you need to know to work as effectively as possible.
As well as the lectures, discussions, therapy demonstrations and practical exercises, there is a comprehensive Diploma Manual, which students are expected to have read in full before attending the first week, and a course reading list.
Throughout the two weeks students are continually assessed, and there is a 2-hour written examination at the end of the final week.
Students find the whole learning experience inspiring and helpful, for both personal and professional reasons, and enjoy meeting and working closely with like-minded people – many of whom become friends for life!
This course has been the most stimulating, thought-provoking and exciting learning experience I have ever hadDyslexia Consultant
You will need to have completed all of the courses that make up Part 1, and the required elements of the reading list, before attending Part 2.
NB If you started working towards the Human Givens Diploma before January 2019, and were doing free-choice Part 1 courses, don’t worry these still count towards your Part 1 – please call the office to discuss.
The fee for Part 2 is £3,984*. This includes your tuition with 2 tutors, a comprehensive course manual, vat, the examination, refreshments and lunch on all 10 days. You will need to pay a registration fee of £600 when you apply. This amount is then deducted from the total course fee, but it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
* NB from 2024 the Part 2 course fee will be £4,385 .
>> Overall cost of the Diploma
>> How to apply
Our Part 2 dates tend to fill up quickly. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you send in your application form for your preferred course as soon as possible.
When you have successfully completed both Parts 1 & 2 you will be awarded the Human Givens Diploma (HG.Dip.) and will need to join the HGI as a Graduate Member (GHGI).
Please note: If you intend to see clients whilst working towards Part 3, you must make your trainee status clear by calling yourself HG.Dip.P.(Trainee).
Your route to an Accredited Register
Once you’ve successfully completed Part 2 of the Human Givens Diploma, you can proceed to the Practitioner Level Qualification: Part 3.
Passing this practical assessment of competence enables you to become a Registered Membership of the HGI and be entered on the Professional Register of Human Givens Therapists, which is accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA).
With recent changes to the profession, it is now vital that all counsellors and therapists belong to an Accredited Register recognised by the Professional Standards Authority (a government body) – which also oversees the General Medical Council, BACP, UKCP and many others.
Your diploma journey
> For a quick summary of all the elements that make up the HG Diploma Course click here.
Meet your tutors
Dr Gareth Hughes
Gareth is an HG psychotherapist, researcher, nationally recognised expert on university mental health and wellbeing and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
For many years Jo worked as a therapist within the Psychological Wellbeing department at the University of Derby, where she dealt with an extensive and varied caseload…