Course Details:
  • 400 hours of course time including an integral agency placement of 100 practice hours
  • Course meets BACP requirements for membership and students can apply for BACP student membership status 
  • Requirement of at least 20 hours of personal therapy concurrent with taking the course
  • This course is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and, is a route onto the national register of counsellors accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
  • This is the professional level of qualification that leads on from Level  3 (or equivalent)
  • Three CPD workshops per year are included in the price of this course.
  • This is a two year course part time course, running 1 full day per fortnight
  • Starts September 2017  - Ends July 2019
  • Early Bird Payment Discount available
  • Payment plans are offered (small charge applied to reflect admin costs)
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Advanced Diploma

In Counselling 

Level 4

Interviews will be held for people who are interested in this Level 4 Diploma.  Places will be offered out on a first come first served basis.  Please contact us and we will send you the application form and course details.  This course is usually oversubscribed, so please secure your place early.

     Entry Requirements:
  • You will need to have completed a Level 3.  Equivalent courses from other colleges are accepted

  • It is sometimes possible to enrol on the Level 4 Diploma without having done level 3; you may be able to accredit your experience or other training, please talk to one of our  tutors who will be happy to advise you on this.
  • Informal interviews are available every week
  • Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and only secured with a deposit.

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Level 4 Diploma at a glance...

  • Cost: £4750 for the whole course (Professional and Career Development Loan funding is available for this course)
  • Frequency: a full day, Fortnightly on either a Wednesday (full), Thursday (full) or Friday (limited space).
  • Weekend Option Available - starting April 2018, one weekend per month
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Entry Requirements: Level 3 qualifications from other training providers accepted, or prior experience in a related field.
  • Next Start: September 2017
  • Enrolment:  Informal  interview, application form, £400 non refundable deposit
  • Interview dates: available - please email or call to book
  • Assessment: Internal and external
  • Your place on the course is only secured on receipt of the non-refundable deposit
  • There is a 100 hour placement unit to this course

Payment options :
(after payment of a £400 non-refundable deposit to secure your place on the course)

1. One payment of £4350* by 31/8/17

2. Two staged payments of £2200**  by 31/8/17 and 31/7/18

3. £218 per month for 21 months

*Early bird discount of £150 if full payment is made by 31st July 2017  
**Early bird discount of £75 if first of two staged payments is made by 31st July 2017