Training Courses

Irish College of Scenar Diploma in Scenar Therapy

Professional Scenar Device


This Diploma in Scenar Therapy aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and personal skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the ​management of holistic healthcare through the planning and attainment of goals and objectives.

Is this for me?

The programme is aimed at those who are interested in having a role in the holistic health sector and who wish to develop their therapeutic skills in the healthcare context.

Delivery and Duration

This  is a two year professional course.

The programme is delivered through a combination of distance learning, attendance at short workshops and action learning. Students receive comprehensive course material and associated reading lists as part of a distance learning pack. The distance learning materials are designed to reinforce information received at the workshop modules and also contains core aspects of the training course that may not have been covered on the workshop modules. The workshop modules help develop specific therapeutic skills, and also allows for input from practitioners and healthcare experts. The action learning helps students apply this knowledge and skills in their own environment.

Workshop Modules are delivered by the Irish College of Scenar (ICS) in association with, and under contract to, the Scenar Practitioners Society of Ireland (SPSI) .

Course Content

The programme is delivered over 8 modules:

The complete course, content, homework and workshop modules are designed to be relevant and practical and cover core areas of therapeutic competency including:

  • Becoming a therapist
  • Influencing people and their health complaints
  • Assuring high standards
  • Planning and managing resources
  • Accreditation
  • Progression

Graduates from this diploma course will be eligible to apply to the SPSI for registration as RSPSI.


There are four elements of assessment for this programme.

  • A written assignment after the end of each module to help decide eligibility to the next module.
  • Continuous assessment through discussion, class presentations and behaviour during each module.
  • Independent psychological evaluation at end of Year One and at course completion.
  • Final assessments at the end of Year Two

Fee, Enrollment Procedures and Admissions

The fee is €3200 per person (payable in installments of €400 on each workshop module). There will also be variable but lesser fees for the Introduction course and the Foundation course.

Fee includes course materials, tuition and standard tutorial attendance, project assessment and examinations, but excludes meals (except coffee breaks), travel and accommodation.

Applications should be completed and returned to:

SPSI Secretary,
Co. Cork.


Bookings / Enquiries

Should you require further information or if you would like to book a place on this course, please contact us via one of the methods listed here.

Please read the SPSI and the ICS website information.


Next Scenar Diploma Course: Autumn 2016


Past Events:

The Last Scenar Diploma Course was held over 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Course Dates:

YEAR ONE (2012-2013 Programme)

Module 1: 15 and 16 Sept 2012

Module 2: 24 and 25 November 2012

Module 3: 2 and 3 Feb 2013

Module 4: 27 and 28 April 2013   includes psychological profile

Module 5: 22 and 23 June 2013


Module 6: 16 and 17 November 2013

Module 7: 15 and 16 February 2014

Module 8: 21 and 22 June 2014