Training Structure

Year 1:

City and Guilds Level 5 ACGI Award
Comparable to Diplomas of Higher Education, Foundation degrees and Higher National Diplomas.

Year 2 & 3:

City and Guilds Level 7 MCGI Award (Masters Equiv.)


3 Year Full-time Training:

Year 1: Sept – Jul
Attendance Monday and Tuesday 09:30-17:00 plus a 4/5 day intensive each term.

Year 2: Sept – Jul
Attendance Monday and Tuesday, 09:30-17:00
plus one Placement Day each week.

Year 3: Sept – Jul
Supervised clinical placement,
Dissertation and case study writing and mentoring, tutorials, supervision and assessment.

Our recommended Self Study and Art Practice time is 10 hours per week.

The Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing consists of:

  • 480 taught contact hours and 465 student study and studio time.
  • At least 10 hours of personal therapy during year one.
  • Successful completion of all course assignments.
  • Organising and facilitating a series of art workshops for adults in a public venue (minimum of three).



Tobias Transpersonal Health and Wellbeing Training is a academically accredited by the City & Guilds at Level 5, Affiliateship Level, ACGI.

The Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Training consists of:

  • 440 taught contact hours and 500 studio and study time.
  • Completion of 250 placement client contact hours (subject to passing the competence to practice assessments).
  • At least a further 30 hours of personal therapy in addition to the 10 completed in year one.
  • A minimum of 42 hours of supervision, most students will have between 50 and 55.
  • Successful completion of all course assignments

Part Time/Modular Training – 4 Years:

This format of the training consists of a blend of residential and online modules every year for four years.  It comprises of one residential module for two weeks each year and six two-day online modules spread throughout the remainder of each year.

This training is ideally suited to students living further afield or outside of the UK but is also suited to UK students who have work and/or family commitments where this method of training would work best.

The number of contact hours vary from the full time training, however, the content and themes remain with greater studio and study time requirements.

Our recommended Self Study and Art Practice time is 10 hours per week.

The next Modular training begins January 2025


Tobias Transpersonal Arts Counsellor Training is a professional training, academically accredited by the City & Guilds at Level 7, Membership Level, MCGI (Masters equivalent).

Our live training is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Contact Us

We will be happy to help you with any enquiries you have about our courses, or if you would like to enrol, please get in touch and we shall get back to you as soon as we can.

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