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Diploma in Groupwork Practice (London)

Updated: Jun 4

The Course

This one-year Diploma course follows on from the Foundation Course. It can be a further stand-alone course or it can be considered as Year 2 of the Group Analytic Qualifying Course, should successful students wish to apply for further training with the IGA. In London, the Diploma students meet weekly on Thursdays over an academic year for teaching and seminars.

The Diploma can lead towards the status of Groupwork Practitioner (GWP) and Associate Membership of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA). However, if you wish, you can opt-out of the requirements for the GWP qualification and still be successful in achieving the Diploma. In London you can even apply for the QC without GWP status, although students on the QC without this additional qualification will have to undertake an additional group under IGA supervision.

Being in group therapy in London is not a requirement on this course, but we strongly advise it for those who are not joining the experiential group offered. This takes place at the end of the day, after the seminar and work reflection supervision at Daleham Gardens.

The Training Community population

The social unconscious permeates all levels of the group analytic training. We are striving to reach out to under-represented populations. Our aim is to enable the training community in London to reflect the diverse nature of the community we live in.

These are some of the ways we aim to increase diversity in our London Courses:

· Outreach projects to voluntary sector organisations

· Scholarships and bursaries for people from BAME communities and other marginalised groups underrepresented in our training community ( see below for Application Form)

· Annual audit and review of the curriculum to ensure the inclusion of current social issues

· Training and support in working with diversity for all course staff

Scholarships and Funding Application Support

The IGA has several bursaries and scholarships available each year for self-funding applicants. For more information please visit our bursary scheme page, where an application form can also be downloaded.

2024-2025 Dates Inauguration: 23/09/24

Autumn Term: 26/09/24 – 12/12/24 Spring Term: 09/01/25 – 27/03/25 Summer Term: 01/05/25 – 17/07/25

The course runs on Thursday afternoons, 2:00pm - 5:15pm

Large Groups : Diploma students join QC students and staff for three large groups per term on Monday evenings 8:15pm – 9:45pm.

Experiential Group : If applicants are not in group therapy this is a course requirement. Runs 5:45pm – 7:15pm. A separate application form must be completed.

The National Learning Event will be in addition to this and usually takes place over a weekend in May 2025.

Venue: 1 Daleham Gardens, London, NW3 5BY

Registration Fee : non-refundable registration fee of £ 339.00

£5,154 for self funded place

Instalment fee: £5,310

Applications now Open for 2024 entry.

We will consider late applications until the course is fully booked.

Interviews: Friday 10th May

Friday 7th June

Thursday 27th June

Download and complete the application form and return it to Kike Adegbola, Senior Training Administrator,

Diploma Application Form 24-25
Download DOCX • 576KB

Diploma GWP Flyer 2024-25
Download DOCX • 77KB

Please use the link below for Bursary and Scholarship Schemes 2024-25.


Please visit our website in January 2024 for information on our course starting in Autumn 2024.


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