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 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.


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, with a minimum of 10 different clients; and had ongoing paid supervision with an HGI-accredited supervisor whilst doing so.

Working towards Part 3

Good supervision is an enriching learning experience, as well as an integral part of the Diploma and your development as a therapist. You are expected to work closely with your HG supervisor in preparation for Part 3. As well as helping you to further develop your clinical skills, they will guide you as to the types of cases you can usefully and safely work with at this stage; will encourage you to use outcome measures; and give you guidance with regard to safeguarding and working ethically.

Your supervisor will 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.  (Read more)

* 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.

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 highly experienced 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.

How to apply

There are a maximum of 14 places on each Part 3 course and places tend to fill up fast, so once your supervisor feels you are ready 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.

Please note: 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 Covid-19, we have had to change our planned Part 3 dates, the new dates are below.  If you are already booked on to a course and we need to change the dates again, we will be in touch personally, otherwise please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions.

Spring 2021 – Code WK08

19th–23rd April 2021

Summer 2021 – Code WK09

26th–30th July 2021


We also hope to run another Part 3 Week at the end of the year, details to be confirmed.

Meet your tutors

Julian Penton

Julian is a Human Givens (HG) practitioner who for the past 20 years has been mentoring HG therapists, teaching various HG seminars & workshops and delivering the HG College’s HG supervision training course.

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Abigail Darling

Abigail Darling

Abigail has over 12 years experience as an HG psychotherapist in private practice and also works for the NHS as part of a multi-disciplinary team…

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Still have a question?

Still have a question?

If you’d like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact the our friendly team on +44 (0)1323 811690 or via email.

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