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Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I look for in an NLP course?

This is a tough one as a lot comes down to personal preference. We have explained some of the things that we considered (and still consider) when we booked our first NLP course.

Cost
This is very important as you are making a major investment. Course prices vary dramatically usually from about £900 to £2500. Look for what is exactly included in price e.g. VAT, it may be left off to make the price look more appealing. Look at what you actually get for your money. Are all training materials included? Does the price include meals and car parking, as these can add up to a large additional expense. Is the price of certification to a Professional body included? How much pre and post course support is provided?
If the price is too good to be true, guess what? It is too good to be true. It may only cover the basics which may leave you a little disillusioned. Check it out fully, get value for money.

Compare like with like
Some courses only contain NLP. Others contain multiple certifications.
You will see a range of different courses certifying to a number of different Associations. The important thing is to compare like with like. One tip is to search the market and make a spreadsheet of what is important to you to see who and/or what you prefer. We will not say who or what we see as being best, as we believe that all NLP trainings have their merits with no one training or Association being able to prove that they are the better than anyone else. The ethos of NLP is that there is no one right way to do anything and it is about the outcome. You always need choice and flexibility to achieve the required outcome and that is what all of the NLP providers give.

Course numbers
Look at the number of delegates on a course and the ratio of trainers and coaching assistants to delegates. This is essential so that you get the support that you want, when you want it. Smaller groups can guarantee the right level of support and interest in you as an individual.

How long should the course be?
Again this varies between providers it will usually be between 7 days and 21 days. Those days will then be offered in a variety of formats with some being all classroom based and others offering home study and classroom. Whatever the length or format you should check out which certifying body’s standards the training provider is training you to meet. This will guarantee that you are receiving a recognised syllabus. A lot will come down to your personal preferences considering; how much time you have available, how quickly you want to get the course completed and how you learn best.

What sort of support is offered?
If pre and post course support is important to you ask what is offered. Support can be very important in preparing for the course, being able to gain advice quickly alleviates concerns. Likewise when you have finished the training, support is essential as you will probably have more questions and may require help to accomplish your goals.

Speak to the trainers before enrolling.
The trainer is the most essential part of your NLP experience and can make the difference between you being an ok NLP Practitioner or an Excellent NLP Practitioner. Make sure that you speak to the trainer before enrolling. Look for their experience in the training environment. Check what qualifications they hold. How approachable do they feel? Do they sound knowledgeable? You are making an investment, invest wisely.

 

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