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

Part 2 consists of ten days of intensive but enjoyable training. The two separate weeks are held approximately a month apart and include plenty of therapeutic practice as well as the opportunity to observe 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. The tutors create a supportive learning environment so that everyone is able to make the most of the two weeks. Students often tell us that they 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!

During both weeks you will have plenty of opportunity to expand upon and consolidate the knowledge and skills you have obtained on the 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. (If you have any concerns about taking an exam, please contact us to discuss what options are available to help you.) After the course, students receive a constructive assessment feedback report along with their results.

>> Subjects and skills taught and consolidated on Part 2

This course has been the most stimulating, thought-provoking and exciting learning experience I have ever had

Dyslexia Consultant


You will need to have completed all of the courses that make up Part 1 before attending Part 2. You will also need to have read the Diploma manual in full and the required elements of the reading list – this is to ensure you get the most out of the two weeks’ tuition and therapeutic practice.

Course fees

The fee for Part 2 is £4,385 (inc VAT). This includes your comprehensive course manual, 2 weeks’ tuition and therapeutic practice under the guidance of 2 tutors plus facilitators, examination, assessment feedback report, refreshments and lunch on all 10 days. A registration fee of £300 is required when you apply; this is then deducted from the total course fee due, but is non-refundable. Installments payment options are available (all fees must be paid before course start date), please contact the office for details.

>> Overall cost of the Diploma

>> How to apply


Once you have successfully completed both Parts 1 & 2 you will be awarded the Human Givens Diploma (HG.Dip.).  You can choose to stop after Part 2 or continue to fully qualified Practitioner Level: Part 3.

Please note:  If you intend to see clients after Part 2, or whilst working towards Part 3 and completing the full Practitioner Level Diploma, you will need to join the HGI as a Graduate Member (GHGI) and must always make your trainee status clear by calling yourself HG.Dip.P.(Trainee).

Please note

Please note

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 – ideally 6 months beforehand.

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.

Amazing! The support, information, encouragement, practical skills and learning on Part 2 is outstanding. I can’t wait to start using the skills...

Michelle Buckles
Ivan Tyrrell gives a short talk about the Human Givens Diploma, the stages involved, and its benefits.
Your diploma journey

Your diploma journey

> For a  quick  summary of all the elements that make up the HG Diploma Course click here.

Meet your tutors

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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.

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Jo Baker - Human Givens College Tutor

Jo Baker

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…

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