Certificate in Solution Focused Practice

The Solution Focused Trainers Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice is a short intensive course which provides students with space to adapt the learning to their particular practice setting.

Who is this course for?

The generic Solution Focused Trainers Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice has enabled students to apply the approach to a wide range of settings including mental health, social care, offending services, private practice, in-patient mental health, education, FE counselling services and CAMHS. The course has worked well for students new to Solution Focused Practice as well as experienced students who wanted “something more than an attendance certificate”.

What do people get out of it?

Completion of the course provides an externally validated qualification in Solution Focused Practice and practice skills which contribute to significant change in the lives of service users. Students also retain access to Moodle, a password protected platform, which includes a forum for discussing the SF approach with past, present and future students of our courses and a resource section which is updated whenever we come across interesting articles, research, or other information about Solution Focused Practice.

What is involved?

The Solution Focused Trainers Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice is delivered over three months: two consecutive days followed by two more consecutive days a month later and a final day after a further month. Evidence of learning is demonstrated through a short presentation, observation of skills, a learning and practice log, an audio recording of practice with a written reflection and a case study.

Entry requirements

To attend the training applicants will need to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be engaged in direct work with people
  • Have permission from their employer to attend the training and support to do so
  • Have the usual arrangements in place if in private practice as a counsellor or therapist i.e. supervision, insurance and prior training in safeguarding responsibilities
  • Have permission to use their direct work to evidence their learning
  • Be able to speak and write in English to a reasonable level of ability
  • Be qualified to the level of 5 GCSE’s, Level 2 NVQ or the equivalent or above.


The cost of the Level 3 Certificate in Solution Focused Practice is £900.

Self-funded applicants are able to pay for the course in installments. For more information, please contact us using the contact form below.

Online Delivery or Face to Face

This Autumn we are offering two opportunities to take the course on-line and one face to face, circumstances permitting. Dates for on-line training are available from Naomi Whitehead starting on 24th September 2020 and from John Wheeler starting on 29th October 2020 Tara Gretton is planning to deliver a course stating on 6th October 2020 face to face in Bath in a Covid safe environment, with the option of moving to on-line should this be necessary.


ONLINE October 2020
  1. Thursday 29 October 2020
  2. Friday 30 October 2020
  3. Thursday 3 December 2020
  4. Friday 4 December 2020
  5. Friday 8 January 2021

Deadline for applications 8 October 2020
Trainer: John Wheeler

To be delivered on-line via Zoom. Each day running from 9:30 to 16:30 UK time


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