Level 4, Part Time

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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. Satisfactory interview.

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.

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.

When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 26th Aug 2019 Ref J011J001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £3200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course. If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 10:00 — 16:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 24th Aug 2020 Ref J011K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    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 into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).