College – Student Relations

In order to further the aims of the National College we undertake to adhere to the terms and conditions, as stated, as closely as possible and to act in an ethical and responsible manner to all its students, as befits an accredited training and as outlined in the following comments. Likewise, the National College expects students to observe the National College’s regulations, as detailed in this prospectus, and otherwise behave in an ethical and responsible manner as befitting trainee therapists. In this way, the National College believes that a climate of acceptance is established between student and the National College, within which professional training and mutual respect can flourish.

Equal Opportunities
The National College is an equal opportunities organisation as described above. See here

Confidentiality
All information supplied by applicants is treated in confidence by relevant National College personnel within the limits of the law and requirements of relevant complaints procedures.

Interruption of studies
If the interruption is of a temporary nature which has affected home study, then the individual’s Tutor will be able to assess the effects of the interruption and, where necessary, help the student to catch up. If a student fails to attend any weekend then they may attend an equivalent weekend at one of the other venues, without additional charge. If the interruption is likely to be of considerable duration then the student may recommence at a future date.

Academic progress
Any student who fails to achieve the level of competence required by our internal and external assessors may apply to be reassessed. Where repeat tuition is desirable, it may be provided, without further payment of tuition fees, prior to further submission. Assignments may be resubmitted in the case of a defer grade one time only. The only exception to this is the Ethics paper which may be resubmitted twice.

Debts to the College
If you owe the National College any fees, we reserve the right to withhold course results, academic references or progress to further stages of training. Students are expected to honour fee commitments without further reminder.

Course changes
It is the National College’s policy continually to assess, review and improve the course content, materials and all aspects of the National College’s work. Therefore, we reserve the right to effect changes to any part of this prospectus.

Course completion timeline
The National College recognises that our students are adults and therfore have other committments on their time other than the courses they undertake with us. However, there must be established timelines to completion which must be adhered to. The following are the maximum times to completion from start to finish for the qualifications we offer:

Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy maximum completion time is 5 years

Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy maximum completion time is 5 years

Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (UKCP Accreditation) maximum completion time is 6 years

Data Protection
The National College abides by the Data Protection Act.

Student feedback
The National College gives students the opportunity, through feedback questionnaires at all stages of training, to register their views about the courses, tuition and support services.

Withdrawal before the first weekend
Should a student withdraw from any course, prior to commencement, a refund will be made of any fees paid for that stage, subject to the return of the kindle and any materials, minus a deposit of £40.00 to cover administrative costs.

Withdrawal after the first weekend
If a student wishes to withdraw from any course at the end of weekend one of any stage of training, that student may do so, and the unused portion of fees paid for that particular stage of training will be refunded, subject to return of the kindle and all course materials relevant to the particular stage. If a student withdraws from a course having attended two or more weekends, the unused portion of the fees paid will not be refunded but will be held in credit for future training.

Students required to withdraw
In addition to the information which students supply to us on the National College Application and Enrolment Forms, a further careful check is made of each student during the first weekend of every course. During that first weekend, our Course Tutor will be observing each student and making careful assessment of his/her response to the training being given. If, at the end of weekend one, we feel it is not to any student’s advantage to continue on the course, we reserve the right to inform that student that we are not in a position to offer further tuition and to ask him/her to withdraw from the course. In that event, all money paid by the student in course fees for that particular stage of training will be refunded, subject to return of the kindle and all course materials relevant to the particular stage.

The careful selection of students is such that very few are requested to withdraw. It does, however, occasionally happen and the National College reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student engaging in gross clinical indiscipline, or acting in any way which tends to disrupt others’ enjoyment of, or benefit from, the training.