You’ll normally need any UK honours degree, as this is a foundation level course. You should also have relevant professional training or equivalent such as nursing, psychology, social work, psychiatry and other medical specialties, teaching, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, counselling and dance, drama or music therapy. You’ll also need two references to comply with AFT requirements. If you’re a non-graduate you’ll have the opportunity to complete the Supplementary Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the course leader and interview. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Months of entry
If you’re committed to a career as a qualified systemic psychotherapist then this postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) is your first stepping stone. Over two years you’ll study flexibly to fit around your work commitments. The course is also for any professional who wants to develop skills in working systemically with individuals, couples and families.
Our PG Cert is the first two years of a four-year qualification for Family and Systemic Psychotherapy. Made up of two modules, our course is accredited by the Association of Family Therapy (AFT), so you can be confident that you’re developing skills that are up-to-date and relevant for a career in family psychotherapy. Each module can be studied alone as part of your continued professional development, or they can be combined as you work towards your full training to become a qualified systemic (family) psychotherapist.
By successfully completing your PG Cert you’ll be able to continue your studies to the completion of your MSc, which will then allow you to register as a family and systemic psychotherapist, on the basis that you fulfil AFT requirements. You’ll also be able to refer to yourself as a systemic practitioner, which will be a significant addition to your professional portfolio.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Anglia Ruskin University Applicant Enquiries
- 01245 686868