Training Overview

National Training Prospectus 2018-19

Founded over 40 years ago, The Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) is the leading provider of group analytic and group work training and the largest membership organisation for Group Analysts in the UK.. The IGA offers professional and academic qualifications in Group Analysis and Group Work Practice across the country, providing education, short courses and continuing professional development for over 800 individuals each year.

The IGA is a full organisational member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and an affiliate organisational member of the British Psychoanalytical Council (BPC). Our core Qualifying Courses are accredited by the UKCP.  As reflected in our comprehensive portfolio of trainings, the Group Analytic approach has profound implications for Group Work and organisational practice in a wide range of health, social and educational settings.  Our philosophy is that as personal difficulties arise in groups, groups are the best place to explore, understand and try and resolve them.  Group analysis aims to achieve a healthier integration of the individual in his or her network of relationships.  It is an interactive approach and has many applications in the field of human relations, teaching, training and organisational consultancy.

Sarah Tucker
Director of Training

Completion of a Foundation Course allows students to progress onto the IGA Diploma Courses offered at various national venues, where it is possible to gain a deeper understanding of the principles, practice and applications of group analysis. This course leads to a Diploma in Group Work Practice, the status of IGA Group Work Practitioner and Associate Membership of the IGA.

Qualifying Courses in Group Analysis are offered in London and Manchester. Access to these courses requires that the student undertakes a personal group analysis in a twice weekly (London) or block group (Manchester). Alongside our core training programme the IGA also offers short courses, bespoke training & consultancy. Our courses are staffed by experienced clinicians, teachers and supervisors and we offer a range of courses leading to qualification as a Group Analyst together with a highly regarded Diploma in Supervision and in Reflective Practice in Organisations

IGA Training Courses - Refund Policy

Notices of cancellation must be in writing and sent to the IGA administrator responsible for your course, or (information should be available on course page) and copying in  If a delegate is unable to attend they may send a substitute delegate at no extra cost, subject to the substitute delegate meeting the training course requirements. Please contact the IGA administrator for your course according to the above instructions.

Registration fees are non-refundable

Course fees are refundable subject to the following notice periods prior to the start of the course:

8 weeks or more  95% of the full course fees will be refunded

6 – 8 weeks 50% of the full course fees will be refunded
4  6 weeks 25% of the full course fees will be refunded
4 weeks or less No refund


Students who cancel their enrolment less than 8 weeks before the start of the course:

  • Remain liable to pay the relevant portion of the fee as per the percentage stated above. This is regardless of the payment method selected (ie student paying in full, in instalments or via invoicing).
  • Remain liable for the relevant portion of their course fees regardless of whether they attend all training days or complete the course. 



Refund Policy for Workshops, Events and Short Training Courses

Requests for refunds must be in writing and emailed to the IGA on, copied to  If a delegate is unable to attend they may send a substitute delegate at no extra cost but they must inform the IGA as instructed above of the name and email of the substitute candidate.

Event fees are refundable subject to the following notice periods prior to the workshop / event taking place: 

4 weeks or more                   100% of the fee will be refunded, less £20.00 admin fee 
2 - 4 weeks                              50% of the fee will be refunded
2 weeks or less                      No refund


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