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
This course will commence on Tuesday 14th September 2021, 9.30am – 5.30pm at our centre in Dulwich, South East London.
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. You can find the tutor reference form at the end of this page. Please pass this on to your tutor and ask them to send it directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. £35 - £45 per hour).
How much does it cost?
The cost of study per year is £3050 plus £334* awarding body registration.
Your student fees include weekly group supervision.
*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 £600 deposit upon application. Should you be unsuccessful at the application or interview stage, we will return this to you minus our £50 administrative fee.
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 £278.40 will be collected on the 14th of each month, commencing on the first day of term.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on 020 3488 1927
Download your application here.
Payable by a non-refundable deposit of £600, followed by 10 payments of £278.40.
* awarding body registration fees increase yearly