Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB Diploma
On completing a further period of study and/or experience you will be able to work in private practice. It is also a valuable qualification for a wide range of occupational roles involving working with people.
Those who have already completed levels two and three in counselling and want to train to become a fully qualified counsellor.
- Well qualified and experienced tutors who are practicing counsellors
- Validation through the CPCAB – the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body – the largest awarding organisation in the field of counselling, with more than 150 approved training centres and over 11,000 candidates qualifying with them each year
- High success rates
Classroom discussion, presentations and lectures, DVDs, skills exercises and role plays. Homework: You will need to allow plenty of time for reading, reflecting and writing assignments. You will also be required to attend personal therapy and find and attend a placement including attending supervision (100 client hours with a minimum of 5 clients needed to pass the course).
GCSE English language grade C or above, or equivalent Minimum age 21 You will need to have completed Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Counselling Studies and Skills or equivalent.
This course qualifies you to work as a counsellor in an agency setting and is an important step towards being able to work in private practice. Completion of a further Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (120 hours) prepares you to work fully independently e.g. in private practice. Alternatively you could study the Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 5 CPCAB Diploma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5 CPCAB Diploma or an Open University Foundation Degree. You could also go into private practice after a period of working as an agency counsellor. You may also be eligible to study on the BA (Hons) ‘top up’ degree at Guildford College if you have Accredited Prior Learning at Level 5, or for entry in 2019 with a tutor recommendation for Level 6 study.
When applying please fill in your application form as completely as you can as it forms an important part of the selection process. We will need to know which (if any) previous counselling courses you have either completed or are in the process of completing and at which level. Please let us know the awarding body for the counselling course/s you’ve done, and, for courses other than NCFE or CPCAB qualification we will need to know the total course hours. Please also write a detailed personal statement.