Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)


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Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Why Oxford Learning College 


NLP is used to enhance and develop successful personal and professional development. It involves the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. NLP provides people with a methodology to model outstanding performances that have been achieved by geniuses and leaders in their field of interest.

A key feature of NLP is that we form our unique internal mental maps of the world as a product of the way we filter and perceive information received about our personal environment through our five senses.

This course is for those with special interest in the subject and also for individuals who wish to develop a career in NLP or use its principles in a professional setting.


Syllabus and Module Specification


Module 1: History, definition and scope of NLP


The first module explores the historical background and emergence of NLP and the concepts underpinning its development. The core elements of NLP are discussed, along with the scope and situational contexts that may be appropriate for its use.


Module 2: NLP models


Students of this module will gain understanding of NLP models and have confidence in the application of these models

holistically and contextually. The module also explains the outcome hierarchy and its relation to NLP modalities.


Module 3: Setting the pace and communication


A major component of NLP is communication. There are a variety of communication types, such as rapport, pacing and matching, all of which are examined. The way in which these affect the working models within NLP are explored.


Module 4: Values and belief systems


This module introduces an examination of various beliefs and values, and considers their relevance to NLP. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is explained; additionally various theories of attachment are described too. Their association with NLP is explained.


Module 5: Modalities


This module addresses our learning styles, as well as the subject of modalities in more detail. Their role in NLP is explained.


Module 6: Different levels within NLP


In this module, the student will gain an understanding of the generic levels of the therapeutic approach. The relationship between the different NLP levels, the hierarchy of needs and timeframes of achievement will be explained. Meta levels are introduced.


Module 7: Understanding language


In this module, we explore and contextualise the acquisition of language in relation to its meaning and understanding within personal experience and cognition. The uses of language as a crucial component of communication are examined.


Module 8: Programmes, principles and practice


Ethical responsibilities of the NLP practitioner will be addressed in this module. The student will gain the ability to structure a generic NLP programme which may be adapted to suit specific client needs. This module also explores NLP in practice and the importance of the creation and maintenance of good client-therapist relationships.


Module 9: Modelling, reframing and change


This module investigates the processes of modelling and reframing, both of which are precursors to the facilitation of positive change. In addition, the scope of these processes is discussed in relation to NLP, including its limitations. The module explains the techniques of reframing, modelling and anchoring, which are key to successful NLP practice.


Module 10: Specific applications


The final module considers specific applications and situations for NLP, with appropriate techniques described for each scenario. The course material is reviewed holistically, promoting the student’s understanding and knowledge of the core concepts of NLP in theory and in practice.

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Entry Requirements

All students must be 16 years of age and above.

Level 3 Diploma courses require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order that students can manage their studies and the assumed knowledge within course content.

Study Hours

Approximately 20 hours per unit

Assessment Method

Final online multiple choice examination.

Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.


Diploma in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
Quality Assured by QLS

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an e-Certificate from Oxford Learning College. There is also the option to purchase an Embossed Certificate and also a certificate from ABC Awards for the qualification.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers. Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

How can I progress

For more information on how to progress after completing this course, please click here

Additional Information

You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.

Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

To view the differences between our qualifications, please click HERE

What's Included

Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department for the duration of the course (1 year). Certification upon completion. All examination fees.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

The Quality Assured Diploma is a Level 3 equivalent on the National Qualifications Framework. The Diploma is a 1 year course which is self study and is examined by online examination. The Diploma is awarded by Oxford College. Upon completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

The Level 3 Diplomas require a minimum prior learning to GCSE standard in order to for students to manage study and the assumed knowledge within course content.

They provide an ability to gain and apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding in a specific subject at a detailed level. Level 3 qualifications such as A levels, NVQ3, BTEC Diplomas etc. are appropriate if you plan to progress to university study.

Level 3 Diploma courses can assist you in career development, continued professional development, personal development, and provision of a basis for further study.

Progression from Level 3 is to specialist learning and detailed analysis of a higher level of information (for example university level study, Diploma Level 5 study).

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

This is a flexible learning course, so the more time you have to commit to your studies, the sooner you are able to complete.

In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

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Overall rating 4 out of 5 based on 1 student reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this Course as it has helped me to understand the psychology behind human behaviour and as a result given me more advanced knowledge to assist my clients. I would recommend taking this Course as a step up from the Diploma in Life Coaching.

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