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Mode of study HE Part Time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 22 September 2018 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change
Tuition Fee £4,670
Exam Fee £315 Exam fees stated are the annual cost
Material Fee £10
Course code PLR4CTC001 (1820B)
  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling and possess a satisfactory DBS check. You will also need to supply two references, one from an academic source.

  • What does the course involve

    This course will equip you with 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. Students with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice. You will study 7 mandatory units:

    • Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
    • Working within a counselling relationship
    • Working with client diversity in counselling work
    • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
    • Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
    • Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
    • Working self-reflectively as a counsellor
  • Additional Notes

    Successful completion can be included towards BACP and NCS accreditations and could lead on to further professional development in counselling e.g. Post Graduate Studies.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Angelique Clarkson

Angelique Clarkson


This course has been great for self-development and the tutors have been extremely supportive. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be.

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