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The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) Programme is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Learners with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Completion of level 2 and 3 Counselling and interview.

    Assessment Method

    On the practical side you will be: - Required to attend supervision. - Start to work with real clients and will need to secure a placement in an outside agency. Over the 2 years of the course you need to have completed a minimum of 100 voluntary counselling hours. - Required to undertake 40 hours of personal therapy each year. It is essential that you become a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). You can find the details of membership on the BACP website

    Aims of the course

    This two year part-time qualification aims to give learners the knowledge skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful candidates may progress onto: - Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory - Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision - Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Facilities

    Career Options

    On successful completion of this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge needed to advance into employed or voluntary roles within both health care and non-medical agencies.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 17 months
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 28/06/2024
Course Code 3HCCT9A0

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 4,670
24+ £4,670
International £9,000

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  • Starting 05/09/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 17 months
    Start Date 05/09/2022
    End Date 28/06/2024
    Course Code 3HCCS9A0

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 4,670
    24+ £4,670
    International £9,000
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