Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory

This course is for those who would like to deepen their theoretical knowledge of TA and to apply it in a range of areas such as personal development, counselling, coaching, management, care work, parenting, education, and psychotherapy. This is a stand- alone course and must be completed by those wanting to progress to our counselling (advanced ta) and psychotherapy training. Teaching will be interactive, with taught elements, case examples and experiential exercises. Groups will be a maximum of 20 participants but generally we like to limit them to 16.

Pre Course requirement: Attendance on TA101 ,  Qualifications and Experience criteria (Applicants need to either have either a degree or equivalent life and work experience. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible and take in to account things like parenting, voluntary work, work experience, caring positions, relevant training and committee work) , Completed application form and successful interview.

Our next course intake is October 2022. Applications will be open in January 2022. 

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, 1000 words).  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 40 sessions per year) 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 Certificate in TA Theory and if they have completed the therapy requirement can apply for a UKATA award.

*Course Fee: The 2021 course fee for October 2021/2022 is £2340 and this is inclusive of VAT.  Full details of course costs and associated training costs (eg for therapy, student memberships etc) are detailed here. Fees for 2022/2023 will be available in due course.

Course Location: This course is planned to be delivered  face to face at our training rooms at Plumpton College.  In the event of any new government covid restrictions preventing this, then it will be transferred to an online platform.

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£2340* (2021/22 course fee)

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Upcoming Dates:

Academic year 2021 / 2022 

23rd/24th October 2021
20th/21st November 2021
18th/19th December 2021
22nd/23rd January 2022
19th/20th February 2022
19th/20th March 2022
7th/8th May 2022
28th/29th May 2022
18th/19th June 2022
16th/17th July 2022


Payment Options:

A termly 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 (or moved temporarily online if face 2 face is not possible)

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