The Scottish School of Complementary Therapies


Complementary Therapy Resources

Northern Council for Further Education

The NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing & certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

National Council For Hypnotherapy

The NCH is the UK’s leading not-for-profit hypnotherapy professional association, representing over 1800 professional hypnotherapists.



Every student is offered the opportunity to apply for funding for course fees assistance.

Funding Scotland

Funding Scotland lists funders with a track record of supporting projects in Scotland.
It includes grants, loans, prizes and other support.

UK Business Funding Centre

Search through 352 government funding programmes.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland.

Upon completion of the HPD, successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE.  The HPD has been accredited by the NCFE as having measurable learning outcomes that have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework  (QCF) level descriptors).

The NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The NCH has been approved as an NCFE centre and the HPD has been accredited by the NCFE to guarantee that it is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.

NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.

NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement.  This award does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification.


Open University Credit Transfer Points

The Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma has 45 academic credits from the Open University at Undergraduate level 1 (FHEQ Level 4) which count towards a relevant degree.

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Schools or colleges that run courses which meet CNHC’s standards may use the following wording alongside text on a website which directly relates to the course that meets CNHC’s standards:

Graduates of this course {can include course name if preferred} will be eligible to register with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). For more information see