This is a professional qualification aimed at those who wish to be recognised and practice as a professional counsellor. The course aims to create a reflective practitioner who is competent in the knowledge, understanding and application of counselling skills within the framework of a therapeutic relationship.
This competence will be underpinned by a deep understanding of core therapeutic model, which for this course is the Person Centred Model of Carl Rogers. In the first year students with also be introduced to Existential Therapy. In the second year of the course, students have the option of choosing a model of counselling to study further.
Integral to the course is 100 hours of supervised placement within an agency setting.
This level 4 course is designed to be the first stage of a structured and systematic training for individuals wishing to continue their professional development in counselling through ongoing Continued Professional Development and/or access to a Foundation Degree in Counselling
What we offer?
We are proud to be able to offer our Level 4 students:
What are the hours of study?
Your learning day will begin at 9.30am and end at 5.30pm for the first year.
What day will it run?
What will I study?
There are seven mandatory units of study:
How will I be assessed?
Each unit of study has assessment criteria which need to be met (using a range of assessment strategies such as case studies, reports, essays, research activities, counselling placement(s) and individual and group presentations in order for candidates to successfully complete the course. ·
To progress onto year 2 candidates must meet all the assessment criteria of year. This qualification is internally and externally assessed and externally moderated·
The Counselling Placement Assessment File is completed as an e-portfolio and assessed externally by the Awarding Body
Applicants must be 21 years of age or over
Will I need a reference?
Yes, you will need a reference from your Level 3 counsellor tutor. We will send this out, once you are accepted onto the course. We will not accept reference forms directly from applicants.
Completion of this course is the first step in ongoing continuous professional development and career pathway as a counselling practitioner. The successful candidate can be deemed as being a professionally qualified counsellor. Those who complete may wish to progress on to further study at Degree level or in a specialist field of counselling such as working with young children, bereavement or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You are required to complete 40 hours of personal therapy (approx. £25 - £35).
How much does it cost?
The cost of study per year is £3,800 plus £339* awarding body registration.
Your student fees include weekly group supervision and placement hours with our agency.
*The cost of awarding body registration increases yearly and registration needs to paid each year.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a £200 deposit upon application, followed by a payment of £400 once your application has been approved .
Can I pay my fee by Direct Debit?
Yes you can. Once you have paid your deposit and have been accepted onto the course. We will arrange to send you a link for the completion of our online direct debit mandate. A further 10 payments of £353.90 will be collected on the last day of each month.
Do you offer student finance?
Unfortunately not but we can offer students the opportunity to pay by Instalments via direct debit.
How can I apply?
Please download the application below using the tab below and once completed, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: This form is the first stage of your application and a thoroughly completed application will assist us in assessing your suitability for this course. Students should expect to be invited to a one to one interview and an Orientation Day which takes place in June.
For further information, email us at: email@example.com or telephone us on 020 3488 1927
Payable by a non-refundable deposit of £200 at time of application and a deposit of £400 upon enrolment.
This will be followed by 10 payments of £353.90
Payable by a non-refundable deposit of £200 at time of application and a deposit of £700 upon enrolment.
This will be followed by 9 payments of £900
This course will commence on Thursday 15th September 2022 at our centre in Dulwich, South East London.
* awarding body registration fees increase yearly
Year 2 CPCAB Students
We also offer places to students who have taken a gap year and wish to return to their second level of study on the CPCAB Level 4 i Therapeutic Counselling.
To qualify a full satisfactory reference must be provided by your last place of study.