The IGA Open Days / Evenings offer an opportunity to find out more about the various training courses we provide. Course convenors and teaching staff will present the range of courses on offer and will be available to answer your questions about the Institute and our trainings. IGA Open Days and Evenings introduc es the genesis and development of group analytic ideas and training opportunities at the IGA. IGA courses are available across the country and are staffed by expert clinicians, teachers and supervisors. IGA Training Courses are administered and managed locally. Our training courses are multi - tiered, flexible and accessible. The one - year Founda tion Course constitutes the first stage of the training. Satisfactory completion of a Foundation Course is a requirement for progres sion to the one - year Diploma in Group Work Practice that can lead to Groupwork Practitioner Status and Associate Membership of the IGA. Students who wish to attain the professional status of Group Analyst, with full member ship of the IGA and UKCP registration, progress to the Qualifying Course, which can currently be undertaken in London or Manchester. It usually takes a minimum of 3 years from the commencement of the Qualifying Course to submission of the final qualifying paper. Group Analytic training will equip students to understand and to participate more fully in a range of group settings including: work, families, social learning and therapeutic. If you would like to know more about group analysis and group therapy, or how to continue your learning journey, join one of our events or courses.