Therapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 4

ABC Diploma

This course is for people wishing to train to become professional counsellors. The course is accredited to the awarding body ABC and gives learners an opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and understanding of PersonCentred Theory gained at Level 3 and integrate into counselling practice.

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Level 4

Attendance - Part-time
Duration - 2 years
Start Date - September-June
Where - Pioneer Higher Skills Centre

Course Overview

Please note that applications will open for this course on Saturday 6th April 2024.

It is a practitioner course combining academic and practice-based knowledge in order to prepare learners to work as qualified counsellors. The course works in line with BACP professional requirements and standards.
Core units:
Professional and organisational issues for counsellors
Counselling in a diverse society
Counselling theory
Advanced counselling skills
Self-awareness for counsellors
Counselling specialisms
Counselling placement
Research Specialisms
On successful completion of the course learners will be able to work towards individual accreditation with BACP.
A counselling placement is required to undertake 1-1 client work of 100 hours, this placement requires regular counselling supervision, a minimum of 1.5 hours per month to meet the course requirements. In addition to the course there is a requirement for each student to undergo personal therapy of a minimum of 6 hours.
Please note that applications will open for this course on Saturday 6th April 2024.

It is a practitioner course combining academic and practice-based knowledge in order to prepare learners to work as qualified counsellors. The course works in line with BACP professional requirements and standards.
On successful completion of the course learners will be able to work towards individual accreditation with BACP.
Core units:
Professional and organisational issues for counsellors
Counselling in a diverse society
Counselling theory
Advanced counselling skills
Self-awareness for counsellors
Counselling specialisms
Counselling placement
Research Specialisms
A counselling placement is required to undertake 1-1 client work of 100 hours, this placement requires regular counselling supervision, a minimum of 1.5 hours per month to meet the course requirements. In addition to the course there is a requirement for each student to undergo personal therapy of a minimum of 6 hours.

This is for you if you are:

Flexible and adaptable

Able to work independently

A keen collaborator

Interested in a specturm of art disciplines

Interested in art as a business

If this is the course you are looking for you can apply directly. Need help with the apply process? Click here

An interview is essential and you must hold a Level 3 Counselling Skills qualification or equivalent, achieved within the last five years. You will also need to complete and submit a pre-interview task along with your application form, two relevant references (one academic and one linked to counselling practice).

On successful completion of the course learners will be able to progress onto a HND, University course or into the industry.

£2,225.00 including exam fees
Advanced Learner Loans are available
You could have a career as a Counsellor, Bereavement Specialist, Therapist, Group Counsellor, Family Counsellor, Addiction Specialist, Youth Counsellor, Hospice/Hospital Counsellor

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