Latest News & Events News Study with HDS in 2023 HDS offers a range of professional and academic training courses. Our part-time training courses are popular with people working in ‘people-facing’ professions. For example: health and social care services, teachers, third sector and private practice counselling. Why postgraduate training? Studying for a Professional Doctorate, Masters or Diploma, for example, is an exciting prospect and there are many reasons to consider taking a postgraduate course. The most popular reasons include: Progressing a current career path Improving employment prospects Developing a personal interest Progressing to a higher level qualification Entering a particular profession Meeting the requirements of a current job Postgraduate training can also aid a career change, help you to gain chartership and provide useful industry contacts and connections. Click here to see the HDS courses Closing date for applications If you are thinking of applying for our academic training courses, here are the closing dates for applications: Post Graduate Diploma/Masters in Human Relations and Counselling Early closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 31 March. MSc Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People Early closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 31 March. Foundations of Human Relations and Counselling Closing date for applications is 5pm on Saturday 30 September. Certificate in Counselling Children, Young People and Families Closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 31 October. Applications after this date will not normally be accepted but may be considered depending on numbers. What do our students say? "This (MSc) module has helped me consolidate the observational skills I have developed through previous modules and apply it to my practice. I feel that this has greatly enhanced my abilities as a practioner.” – Feedback from an HDS student studying the MSc Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People Hundreds of professionals have been equipped by HDS and have used the experience in their work as teachers, social workers and in other ‘people-facing’ professions, for example. Some have shared their experience by returning to teach on our courses, contributed to our conferences and events, and by publishing books and papers. We wish you all the best in your pursuit of developing your career and hope that you choose HDS to help you further your knowledge and skills. Click here to find out more about what our students say Watch this short video introducing our professional training at HDS.