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Start date: 13/09/2017 - SGS Filton
End date: 06/06/2019
Duration: 2 years Part-time

Day(s): Tuesday
Course length: 2 years Part-time
Qualifications: Level 4 Diploma
Code: FFL40C9D
Cost: £4670

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Course Detail

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Part time course

New Dates

New course dates are being planned for the Autumn 2017 at all levels. When they are on this site you can then enrol by contacting one of our enrolments centres. If you are interested in our level 4 starting in September 2017 - Please email robin.lewis@sgscol.ac.uk for more information, alternatively you can download our application form here.

Course Outline

Our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling will benefit learners who want to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling agency. Successful completion of this course will enable you to provide a therapeutic counselling service within the context of an agency's service framework.

The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling provides:

  • coherent vocational and professional counselling training
  • a competence based training which highlights the development of skilled practice via experiential learning
  • specific training for the role of counsellor in an agency
  • the opportunity to learn a wide range of counselling theories and approaches
  • a pathway onto Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling

What will I learn:

​The Course is divided into the following 7 units:

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

How will the course be delivered:

​This is a highly interactive course full of discussion, skills practice, taught sessions with activities and group space.

How will I know how I am doing:

Weekly verbal and/or written feedback from tutors and peers.

Is previous experience necessary:

You must have obtained both our http://www.cpcab.co.uk/qualifications/csk-l2 Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and our http://www.cpcab.co.uk/qualifications/cst-l3 Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or their equivalent.

Do I receive a qualification:

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

What can I do next:

Successful completion of this course means that the candidates will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service initially within the context of an agency's service framework but later (with experience and support from the supervisor, or by completing PC-L5 or its equivalent) they may progress to independent practice.

What should I bring to my first class:

​A note pad and pen

Are there any extra costs:

There may be supervision, own counselling and travel to placement costs

Dates & Costs

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Start date: 13/09/2017
End date: 06/06/2019
Duration: 2 years Part-time
Course length: 2 years Part-time
Time(s): 9.30am - 5pm
Qualifications: Level 4 Diploma
Code: FFL40C9D

Cost: £4670

Extra costs:
  • 16-18 yrs: £0
  • 19-23 yrs: £4670
  • 24yrs+: £4670
  • 19-23 yrs Benefit: £0
  • 24yrs+ Benefit: £4670

Advanced Learner Loans
If you are aged 19 and over you can apply for a new Advanced Learning Loan for this course. Read more.



Start End Time Campus
13/09/2017 06/06/2019 9.30am - 5pm SGS Filton
15/09/2017 15/06/2019 9.30am - 5pm SGS Stroud