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Accredited Counselling Courses


Brought to you by our parent charity, Next Choice

We offer accredited counselling courses, all of which are accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), Europe’s largest awarding body in the field of Counselling, and are approved by the Government Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual).

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Counselling skills are increasingly required and employed in various workplace and community settings. This course is designed to appeal to candidates who are involved in roles such as social care, health care, nursing, human resources, probation and many others and for candidates who would like to look at the possibility of engagement in these areas.

No formal or prior qualification is required for entry on this course although candidates will be asked to attend a pre-course interview to assess suitability.

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Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This course is designed for candidates who wish to progress further in their studies and training in the field of counselling. It introduces elements of counselling such as Counselling Models and Ethics and Standards and combines this with skills practise and supervision together with exercises around personal awareness and self-reflection.

Students will need to have obtained the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.

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Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

This course is designed for individuals who want a career in professional Counselling, working for an agency or for an organisation who employs Counsellors.

The programme is also suitable for individuals who want to develop and use counselling skills in their work.

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Intermediate Counselling & Counselling Skills Course

For participants to be able to apply an understanding of cognitive behavioural theories to enhance their work with service users changing their substance use.

Ideally you will have a knowledge of basic counselling skills either by attendance at a learning centre or by working in the field of social care or similar and have a desire to broaden your knowledge further and maybe become involved in the area of counselling in the future.

This is a FREE course as part of our charitable objectives.

Further CPCAB accredited courses are scheduled for later in the year for people who would like to progress

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**tuition fees apply to accredited courses

Further Information

For further details and an informal chat please contact Roy Beresford on 01723 506900 or 07544 284745.

Looking for something different?

Here are some different types of courses that we offer, please choose a course type below for more information.