Part 3 – becoming fully qualified

Successfully passing this final element of the HG Diploma enables you to become a fully qualified human givens practitioner

This is the final Practitioner Level Qualification of the Human Givens Diploma.

Students who demonstrate a high level of capability in, and understanding of, human givens therapy during this course will pass the practical assessment of their skills and competence leading to a successful Part 3 Practitioner Level Pass which means they are then eligible to become a Registered Member of the Human Givens Institute (HGI) and be entered on its Professional Register of fully-qualified human givens therapists.

With recent changes to the profession, it is now vital that all counsellors and therapists belong to an Accredited Register such as the HGI’s, which is recognised by the Professional Standards Authority — the government body which also oversees the BACP, UKCP, the General Medical Council and many others.

Demand for human givens therapists continues to grow and the HGI receives enquiries from all over the UK and abroad for fully-qualified, accredited psychotherapists and counsellors working from the human givens approach.

Part 3 must be completed within two years of passing Part 2.

Part 3

This intensive week of skills practice, feedback and ongoing assessment is your route to becoming a fully-qualified human givens practitioner.

It gives students the opportunity for more therapeutic practice, direct feedback and assistance in embedding their skills and knowledge. Throughout the week, students practise and demonstrate a broad range of practical therapeutic skills under supervision and rigorous on-going assessment by the two Diploma tutors and additional facilitators. Before attending, all students must also submit a written case history and accompanying notes on what they have learnt from it.

Those who have already successfully graduated from the course enthuse about how useful and enriching it is – see video above.


To take Part 3 you must have: successfully completed Part 2 within the last 2 years*; be a Graduate Member of the HGI (GHGI); hold Professional Liability Insurance; have undertaken as much therapeutic practice as possible and have had a minimum of at least 3 separate sessions of supervision with an HGI-accredited supervisor at significant intervals within the last year.

You will be expected to work closely with your HG supervisor in preparation for Part 3, and they will be able to advise you when they think you are ready to take this final assessment stage of the Diploma. They will be asked to submit a report to the College upon your acceptance on Part 3.

* If you took your Part 2 longer ago, you will need to do some refresher training before taking Part 3. Please contact the office to discuss your individual case.

Useful download

How to apply

There are a maximum of 16 places on each Part 3 course, so we recommend booking your place as soon as possible. Please contact us on +44 (0)1323 811690 Mon-Fri (9.00am–5.30pm).


Attendance at the Part 3 week is £1,725. This includes all tutoring, assessment, refreshments and lunch on all five days. Students are also expected to undergo (at their own cost) a minimum of 3 hours supervision with an HGI-accredited HG Supervisor prior to attending the course and must be a Graduate Member of the HGI.

To secure your place, you will need to pay a registration fee of £500 when you apply. This amount is then deducted from the total course fee, but it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Once you have successfully passed Part 3, and have been accepted as a Registered Member of the HGI, you are accredited to practice as a human givens therapist or counsellor.


Human Givens Practitioner Level Diploma (HG.Dip.P.)

Dates & venue

Dates & venue

All Part 3 courses are held at Engineers’ House in Bristol

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of the following dates may change, please contact the office for the latest details.

Summer 2020 – Code WK07

10th – 14th August 2020 – Nearly full

(was: 29th June – 3rd July 2020)

Summer 2020 – Code WK12

TBA (was: 24th – 28th August 2020)

Autumn 2020 – Code WK08

TBA (was: 23rd – 27th November 2020)

Spring 2021 – Code WK09

TBA (was: 22nd – 26th March 2021)

Still have a question?

Still have a question?

If you’d like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact the College Registrar, Mark Thomas, on +44 (0)1323 811690 or via email.

Filmed therapy sessions

Filmed therapy sessions

If you are eligible to take the original Part 3 option (because you passed your Part 2 in 2017–18), you may find the following downloads helpful.

If you would like any further information, please contact us.

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