Our qualification framework


Understanding more about your qualifications and professional accreditation.

At Connexus we understand how confusing the range of qualifications and professional accreditations can seem, especially if you are new to the mental health field.

Every one of our high quality training courses for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Certified Transactional Analysts has formal accreditation from a leading UK Professional Body within the mental health sector.

TA 101:

You will receive an internationally recognised certificate for successfully completing this two-day introduction to TA which is accredited by UKATA (United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis). This means that your certificate is recognised by TA Registered Training Establishments worldwide if you wish to undertake further studies in Transactional Analysis.

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling:

Academic Level 6

Our Diploma course is accredited by the National Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It sits in Column B of the SCoPEd Ed framework (see below)

Upon qualification:

  • you can use the title ‘Psychotherapeutic Counsellor’
  • you become an ‘Accredited Registrant of the MNCPS’ and subject to the membership conditions, you can describe yourself as ‘MNCPS Accred’,
  • you are eligible to use the NSCP logo in your marketing materials, subject to the membership conditions.
  • you are immediately eligible to join the UK’s Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register and to use the PSA logo on your marketing materials.
  • if you wish to join BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) your qualification meets all the training requirements to join as a BACP member. As a registered member, if you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply to become a BACP accredited member and to describe yourself as ‘MBACP Accred’. (SCoPEd, Column B).

Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA):

Academic Level 7

This qualification is accredited by UKATA, EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) and by the UKCP. The course sits within Column C of the SCoPEd framework.

Successful qualification means you can:

  • use the title ‘Certified Transactional Analyst’.
  • become registered with the UKCP (if you are not already registered) and be listed on the UKCP Register.
  • describe yourself as a ‘UKCP Reg.TA psychotherapist’.
  • use the UKATA logo on your marketing materials, subject to membership policy.
  • use the UKCP logo on your marketing materials, subject to membership policy.
  • join the UK’s Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register (PSR) if you are not already a member.
  • use the PSR logo on your marketing materials.

At Connexus we want you to achieve vocational success at whichever level of qualification you choose.  If you wish to discuss your training and career choices further please do not hesitate to call us on…and we will be delighted to help guide you through all the options available to you.

What is the SCoPEd framework?

The SCoPEd framework is a shared standards framework which has been developed and agreed by six of the major Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accrediting bodies including the UKCP, and represents over 75,000 counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK.

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