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The Theory & Practice of Counselling Diploma - Level 4

For students who wish to continue their personal and educational development and underpinning theoretical concepts. Students will also further compliment their skills with placements and counselling. This professional qualification will enable students to practice as qualified counsellors.

What will I learn?

The course is offered under two approaches: Humanistic and Integrative. Students will gain an in depth understanding of: Professional and organisational Issues, Counselling in a Diverse Society, Counselling Theory, Advanced Counselling Skills, Self-Awareness, Counselling Specialisms and Research & Placement Portfolio.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed through a variety of assignments, presentations and reports and a further DVD and assessment of advanced counselling skills before they can go on placements.

What may it lead to?

Students can progress into Higher Education, into employment or continue in their specialised fields, such as bereavement, addiction, working with children etc.

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed the Levels 2 and 3 courses (or equivalent) in counselling and in ideally at least 21 and subject to interview. Applicants for the Diploma may be required to apply and pay for a CRB.

Additional Information & Other Costs:

Students will be required to complete a work placement where they must complete a minimum of in 100 hours of supervised counselling; details will be discussed at interview. Students will also be required to privately visit with a counsellor for a minimum of 40 sessions over the course. Students will also be expected to attend 6 mandatory Saturday sessions throughout each year of the course. For those students who have previously been interviewed and accepted onto the course, enrolment can be made on Thursday 4th July, between 1500 and 1830.


Level: 4

Hours /Day(s):

Duration: 2 years

Time: 1315-1845

Start: 08/09/2014

Fee-code: D

Course code: 16DIPTPCWF

Fee: £ 1895.00

24+ Loan Fee: £

Course Fees

Some students may have to pay for their course, depending on their age and circumstances. Find out more information on our Fees page.

What can I do next?

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