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Therapeutic Counselling Diploma J011


How do I apply?

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Application Form to be returned to Student Services

How long does the course last?

2 academic years

, part-time


This is a level 4 course.

Course outline

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

It 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.

Course details

This course aims to provide you with self awareness and developed listening skills which may enhance your current job roles. This qualification is a requirement to work as a counsellor.

1. Work ethically, safely and professional as a counsellor

2. Working within a counselling relationship

3. Working with client diversity in counselling work

4. Working within a user-centred approach to counselling

5. Working with self awareness in the counselling process

6. Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills

7. Working self reflectively as a counsellor

Entry guidelines

CSK L2 and CST L3 or equivalent.

Additional Information

85% attendance is required but 100% is expected due to the experiential nature of the course.

Please be aware that if your long term goal is to work with vulnerable adults or any person under the age of 18, it will be necessary to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at any required college work placement, or eventual place of work.

Please note there are additional costs related to the course. These will be outlined at interview but include personal therapy, fees for membership of a professional body, personal indemnity insurance, supervision and 2 weekend residentials.

Assessment Method

Continuous skills and personal development assessment together with a range of assignments, case studies, case presentations, self reviews and professional reports. There is an exam in the second year of the programme which is externally verified by the CPCAB.

When does this course run?

Starting 5th Sep 17

Ends 26th Aug 19

Ref: J011J001


Fee : £3200.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Tuesday 10:00 — 16:00 12 Quays

Starting 4th Sep 18

Ends 24th Aug 20

Ref: J011K001


Fee : £3200.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 19th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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