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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).
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.
This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:
This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre- practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.
You must have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.
This two year part-time qualification 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.
You must have obtained both our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and our Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.
Here are some different types of courses that we offer, please choose a course type below for more information.