The Berne Institute

Training in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy and Counselling
... at the Centre of England

Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

The major focus of this one-year part-time course (twenty days of training) is on providing an in-depth awareness of TA and its applications in counselling and other interpersonal fields within the helping professions. As well as considering the major theories of TA and their applications, it also includes practical, experiential and skills-development work.

The Foundation Certificate course incorporates all the topics in the "Official TA 101", the international standard syllabus laid down by EATA/ITAA to cover the core concepts of TA.

The year of study for the Foundation Certificate is concurrent with the Berne Institute's common-entry Foundation Year. The Certificate course may thus be taken either as a free-standing module or as a first step in the Institute's Counselling Diploma or TA Psychotherapy training courses.

Eligibility for entry to the Foundation Certificate course

To be eligible for the Foundation Certificate course, you must:

These conditions are necessary but do not confer an automatic right to enter the programme.

No previous academic qualification is required for entry to the Foundation Certificate course. (However, if you are intending to follow the Foundation Year by continuing in training for the Diploma or PGCD, CTA or MSc awards, please note the eligibility requirements for these options - please see the Overview page).


At the end of the Foundation Year, you are eligible to take the examination for The Berne Institute's Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis. This will be awarded on the basis of a written examination (a short case study of your personal or professional application of TA) plus successful completion of the "TA 101" written examination.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation course, you will also be eligible for the "TA 101" certificate of the European Association for Transactional Analysis.

Further information

For details of fees, course arrangements and directions on how to apply, please return to the Overview page.


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