Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory (in person and/or online)

Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate

The Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate is both a stand-alone course and the first year for those wanting to progress to our counselling (advanced TA) and psychotherapy training.

Transactional Analysis Training

The Transactional Analysis Foundation Certificate will provide students with in-depth theoretical knowledge of the fundamentals of Transactional Analysis (TA). In addition to being a well established and internationally recognised modality, these TA principles can be applied to benefit a range of areas including personal development, coaching, management, parenting and education.

Teaching will be interactive, with taught elements, case examples, and experiential exercises. Groups will usually be limited to 20 participants.

Introduction to Transactional Analysis

To qualify for this course, applicants are required to complete a TA101 course. This two-day course is an internationally recognised introduction to transactional analysis that is offered both online and in person.

Other Qualifications and Experience criteria: Applicants will need a degree or be able to demonstrate equivalent life and work experience. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible and consider skills developed through parenting, voluntary work, work experience and caring positions when reviewing applications.

Transactional Analysis Courses

Following completion of the TA101 and this foundational year of training, students wishing to work in the counselling and psychotherapy sectors will have the opportunity to progress and achieve further qualifications in TA with our counselling (advanced TA) and psychotherapy training

To Apply: submit a completed application form and successful interview.

Our next course intake is October 2024

Sample Content:

  • Week 1. Roots and Wings
  • Week 2. Survival Strategies
  • Week 3. Early Decision that Affect our Lives
  • Week 4. Growing Up – Psychological, Neurological Development
  • Week 5. Who we are and How we Function
  • Week 6. Communication, Recognition and Human Needs
  • Week 7. Repeating Patterns
  • Week 8. Getting to Grips with Groups
  • Week 9. Blind Spots and Enmeshed Relationships
  • Week 10. Personality Types and how to Communicate with them

Assessment: Ongoing learning journal, short questionnaires following each weekend, two essays on aspects of TA (2000 words each).  We would expect students to complete approximately 7 hours of self-study per week (this will vary from student to student and at different times of the academic year).

Personal Therapy: Personal therapy (min 30 sessions per year, or 40 if planning to go on to Psychotherapy) is a requirement for those wanting to continue on to the clinical years. For those who only want to attend this year personal therapy is strongly encouraged to get the best from the course.

Recognition: On completion of this course successful participants will be awarded a Foundation Certificate in TA Theory.

Course Fee:  £2995. Additional information on associated training costs (e.g. for therapy, student memberships etc.) are detailed here – Clinical Year Costs 2024 2025 May 24. For those progressing onto further years of training for the Diploma in Counselling and the Psychotherapy qualification, there is an annual course fee for each year of training.

Course Location: We will offer two courses for the next intake (Oct 2024). One will be delivered at our training rooms in Plumpton, East Sussex and the other will be fully online via Zoom.

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Booking and Dates

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Upcoming Dates:

October 2024 intake – In person or online

10 weekends 9.15 am – 4.30 pm each day (arrive by 9 am)


  • 26th/27th October
  • 23rd/24th November
  • 14th/15th December (The online cohort 3rd weekend is on 7th/8th December)


  • 25th/26th January
  • 22nd/23rd February
  • 22nd/23rd March
  • 26th/27th April
  • 24th/25th May
  • 21st/22nd June
  • 19th/20th July

Payment Options:

A termly and monthly payment scheme is available.

This course does not qualify under the Student Loans scheme or Professional & Career Development loan scheme.


The Link Centre, Sussex Rural Business Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE


Link Centre Core Tutor  and occasional visiting Tutors.

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