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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.

Entry Requirements

Academic and non-academic required
Completion of level 2 and 3 counselling and interview.

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    Assessment Method

    On the practical side, you will be:

    • Required to attend supervision.
    • Start to work with real clients and will need to secure a placement in an outside agency. Over the 2 years of the course, you need to have completed a minimum of 100 voluntary counselling hours.
    • Required to undertake 20 hours of personal therapy each year.
    • Essential that you become a student member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). You can find the details of membership on the BACP website.

    Aims of the course

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

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful candidates may progress onto:

    • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory
    • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
    • Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling

    Career Options

    Successful candidates may progress onto:

    • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory
    • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
    • Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 01/07/2022

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,335 p/year
24+ £2,335 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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  • Starting 07/09/2020 at Southwark
    Venue Southwark
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 2 years
    Start Date 07/09/2020
    End Date 01/07/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 2,335 p/year
    24+ £2,335 p/year
    International £9,000 p/year

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