Please note that both the "Full Cost" and "Loan" fees above include a £166 CPCAB registration fee. The maximum "Loan" amount of £811 offered through the Student Loans Company will not include the £166 CPCAB registration fee which will need to be paid separately at the time of enrolment.
This qualification is for candidates who have already acquired counselling skills and training at Level 2 and now want to continue their training at an advanced level. It will not teach learners to be counsellors but it will prepare them to undertake workplace experience as trainee counsellors.This qualification the course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities. This includes:Professional discussion and workshops, Seminars, Projects and presentations, Review of learning, simulated counselling practice, case study and simulated group training supervision, Counselling theories studied - Person centred with an introduction to the psychodynamic approach and CBT,
Note that six sessions of personal counselling are required during the course which the student has to self-fund (typically £25 to £40 per session).
Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling,
Understand the counselling relationship,
Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding.
Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice,
Understand theories of counselling and mental health,
Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.
Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment.
For some of the programmes we offer you will require:
5 GCSE qualifications at grade A*- C or 9 - 4 including English and /or maths, or equivalent level2 vocational qualification at merit or above (or pass if equivalent level 2 vocational qualification if pass or fail only).
English Level 1 or above,
Candidates are required to have undertaken counselling skills training e.g. CPCABs Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK L2),
Recommended that you are at least 23 with sufficient independent adult life and work experience,
To be open to work on own self-awareness in relation to others in a group and be emotionally mature and stable,
There is a course requirement for at least six sessions of person centred or integrative counselling while on the course, which the student has to self-fund,
Places are subject to tutor reference and interview.
Please enquire for more information.
Areas of work as a counsellor include community based counselling services, mental health services, NHS, addiction recovery services, counselling in schools, or in health and social care settings.
Awarding body, assessment method and more
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Progression to University undergraduate or postgraduate study in Counselling, Psychology, Addiction Counselling
After L4: BACP Certificate of Proficiency and later BACP Accreditation
Careers: Areas of work as a counsellor include community based counselling services, mental health services, NHS, addiction recovery services, counselling in schools, or in health and social care settings.
Coursework, examination and portfolio.
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body