Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Theory

Our course for October 2020 is currently full and we have a waiting list for any places that may become available.

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.  We are interviewing online now so please contact us to discuss the course and book an interview – our next  online group interview sessions are being held on 7th and 21st September.

Sample Content:

  • Week 1. The foundations of TA, learning expectations and group contract ( Contracting)
  • Week 2. Different aspects of the self and other ( Ego States)
  • Week 3. Communication styles and social needs (Transactions and Stroke)
  • Week 4. Attachment, brain function and child development ( Attachment)
  • Week 5. Early experiences and foundations of our beliefs ( Script, Life Positions)
  • Week 6. Early decisions and how they affect us (Drivers and Injunctions)
  • Week 7. Repetitive patterns with self and others ( Games and Rackets)
  • Week 8. How we maintain our view of the world ( Discounting/Symbiosis/ Passivity)
  • Week 9. Groups and how they affect us ( Group boundaries/process)
  • Week 10. Personality types and saying goodbye (Personality Adaptations)


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 course fee for full payment before the start of the course is £1910.  There is also a termly payment scheme available.  Full details of course costs can be found here in the Guide to Foundation Year costs 2020.

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Upcoming Dates:

Academic year 2020/2021

24th/25th October 2020
14th/15th November 2020
12th/13th December 2020
16th/17th January 2021
13th/14th February 2021
20th/21st March 2021
1st/2nd May 2021
22nd/23rd May 2021
19th/20th June 2021
17th/18th July 2021


Payment Options:

Termly payment scheme available


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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