The Professional Guild

Background to the Guild - Extract from the Professional Guild Website

In the early 80’s when NLP training was being formally introduced into the UK, an NLP Practitioner Certificate meant that the holder had successfully completed a minimum of 120 hour direct training.

In recent years, a wider range of formats and methods of delivery, specifically in the area of NLP Practitioner certification, has been introduced. And at the same time, more new material has been developed to add to the possible content.

In 2003, a group of established NLP Training Providers came together with the desire to assert an independent profile. This group of Founder Members were committed to maintaining the original provision of a minimum of 120 hours of direct training, in no less than 18 days. They reason that NLP is a skill which requires supervised practice, and the more time that can be given to this learning the more effective the learning can be.

It may be more commercially attractive to offer shorter provision, or to substitute audio and video materials for direct experience. Yet Guild members value the integrity of NLP too much, to endorse such practices. Experience confirms time and again that Learners gain so much more from their extended exposure to NLP thinking, practice and development.

The original group of diverse providers, are typical of the overall Guild membership. Fiercely independent, and rightly proud of their uniqueness, these founder members united in their commitment to formulate a Code of Practice and agree Core Content as well as supporting the establishment of this website which is the Guild’s focal point.

From the original group of nine, more Training Providers have joined the membership. As significantly their NLP learners are keen to know that their certificate holds international weight and has enduring credibility.


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