By the time, you have completed Module 3, you will be incompetent level, after Starter (Mod 1) and Beginner Levels (Mod 2)
Starter – The Starter has no experience with the situations where they’ll be using their training. They are taught certain context-free rules to guide what they do (adjust your voice tone to match the client’s; identify the Submodalities for a belief change by asking this list of questions).
Guidelines can and are taught at a Practitioner course, but depend on the trainee having at least some experience of “what usually happens” so as to notice when a guideline applies. So the more you practice, the better you become at applying the NLP Patterns. At this level, you are yet to learn what to apply for complex life scenarios.
Experienced – The Experienced practitioner has already learnt the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with most life situations and have few 100 hours of practice. The Experienced practitioner can manage the complexities of actual client situations and has the ability to combine processes and design interventions as part of longer-range goals. They no longer get thrown off track by “unexpected” responses to NLP processes, etc, and have a general feeling that they can “cope”. The competent practitioner is at ease applying a vast array of guidelines, and so will enjoy learning from less structured, “inductive”, simulation-style training’s. The competent practitioner has everything ready to allocate the running of the NLP processes to their unconscious mind; they are on the threshold of unconscious skill.
Once they have completed Mod 3, Life seems to have changed in more than one way. Many start off as NLP Coaches and practitioners, while other hope on to the next level of mastery.
The NLP Career Path is described below: