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Learn how to decipher the meaning of modern and ancient symbols, the mechanics of good symbol design, and how to go about setting up your own symbology practice, including guidance on the client sessions you can provide and how to grow your practice.

What you will learn in the course

By taking the Symbology Diploma Course you’ll learn to become more perceptive of the symbols and codes that are all around us in our day-to-day lives, including how symbology can be found in body language, and how to uncover the messages behind them. This knowledge and wisdom is passed on through exploring how and why symbols have been used throughout history, the hidden meanings behind numbers and codes, and the meanings of common shapes that make up symbols and how differing combinations affect meaning.

The course examines the meaning of animal symbols and why animals are chosen to represent countries. The meaning of various flowers and how different colour combinations symbolise different things is also explained, along with why countries choose to be represented by certain flowers.

You’ll learn how current symbols are used and become widely-recognised, and the ways in which ancient symbols are incorporated into modern life, in buildings and bank notes. You’ll also see how symbols have a lifespan, with some that are used for a very short duration, while others reappear, sometimes with a different meaning.

The shapes, styles, and colours of symbols have great meaning that can change depending on your location, beliefs, and culture. The effects of these are discussed in the course, along with the symbols associated with various celebrations, events, and festivals across the globe.

Along with imbuing you with a greater knowledge of the subject, the course also explains how you can use this information to create your own symbology practice and the types of consultations and session work you can provide to clients. The course also runs through the practical aspects of building a business, such as the legal and insurance considerations, and what you need to set up your work and consultation space.

To give a greater understanding of the work of a Symbology Practitioner and what a good consultation looks like, you will be guided, step-by-step, through a real symbology session and an average day of someone working within the role.

You’ll explore methods of providing your services, the type of work opportunities available to a modern-day symbologist, how to grow your symbology practice, and how to gain and retain clients.

Who will benefit from the course/Learning Outcomes

The Symbology Diploma Course will be of interest to anyone who would like to understand the symbols that we find all around us, and would like to be able to uncover their meanings. Those who are fascinated by cryptology and graphic designers/illustrators looking for inspiration for their work, especially in logo design, will also benefit from taking this course.

Following the successful completion of this course, you will be able to go on to become a Symbologist/Symbology Practitioner and the course itself guides you through the process of setting up your own business and the types of work that you can offer to your clients.


This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus


Module 1: How to Spot Symbols and Types of Codes

  • Symbol and Signs
  • Symbols are Everywhere
  • Buildings
  • Landscapes
  • Did you see that?
  • Spotting Codes - Symbols in Messages
  • Basic codes
  • Basic Codes
  • Being in the Know

Module 2: Cultural History of Symbols

  • Cave Paintings
  • Star Symbols and Constellations
  • Body Language
  • Stone Symbols

Module 3: Basic Symbol Shapes and Their Meaning

  • Planes of Existence
  • 3 Dimensional (3D) shapes
  • Basic Symbols
  • Dot
  • Line
  • Circle
  • Ovals
  • Eggs
  • Arcs
  • Spirals
  • Triangles
  • Square
  • Types of Shapes
  • Curved and Straight Shapes
  • Golden Ratio

Module 4: Imagery in Symbols and How Sound and Music Connect

  • Advanced Shape Symbols
  • Items as Symbols
  • The Elements
  • More Symbols
  • Religious and Belief Symbols
  • Alternative Faith Symbols
  • Political Symbols
  • Season Symbols
  • Sound and Shape

Module 5: Animal and Nature Symbology

  • Animal Symbols
  • Fish
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Insects
  • Arachnids
  • Birds
  • Mammal Symbols
  • Mythical Creatures

Module 6: Ancient World Signs, Symbols and their Meanings

  • Ancient World Symbology
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • Greek Symbology
  • Celtic Symbols
  • Celtic Ogham and Tree Symbolism
  • Tree Symbology
  • 13 Moon Month Tree Symbology
  • Norse Symbols
  • The Freemasons
  • The Illuminati

Module 7: 20th Century Signs and Symbols

  • War Symbols
  • Flags of the World
  • Tourism Symbols
  • Formerly Known As…
  • Sigils
  • Led Zeppelin

Module 8: Modern Symbols and Animal Power Symbols

  • Bank Notes
  • Power Symbols of a Country
  • Currency Symbols
  • Computer Symbols
  • Astrology Symbols

Module 9: Your Symbology Practice and Work Opportunities

  • Setting up a Symbology Practice
  • Your Workspace
  • Work Opportunities

Module 10: Stylised Colour Use and Year Symbols

  • Symbol Shapes Matter
  • Colour in Symbols
  • Symbols of Celebrations in the Year
  • The Wheel of the Year
  • Annual Pagan Festivals

Module 11: The Symbology of Flowers

  • Flowers as Symbols
  • The Meaning of Flowers
  • Colour in Flowers
  • Flowers
  • National Flowers

Module 12: Growing Your Symbology Practice with Design

  • Growing Your Symbology Practice
  • What to Offer your Clients
  • Client Care
  • Plagiarism

Module 13: Client Work, Activities for Symbol Sessions

  • Symbol Activities
  • Group Symbols
  • Couples Symbols Work
  • Designing New Symbols

Module 14: Your Symbology Business, Dream Symbols

  • Designing Symbols for a Living
  • The Importance of Your Own Symbol
  • Dream Symbols
  • Tips on Doing Client Work

Module 15: Example Symbology Client Sessions

  • Client Sessions
  • Session 1: Basic Understanding of Your Client’s Favourite Symbols
  • Session 2: Guidance for Incorporating Symbols into their Lives
  • Session 3: Group work - Embracing Symbols
  • Session 4: Designing a New Symbol for Your Client
  • The Symbol Design Choice Session

Module 16: Recap of What You Need to Know

  • A Day in The Life of a Symbology Practitioner
  • What you need to know
  • Where Symbols are Used
  • Symbols are Everywhere

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

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