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Start date: 15/09/2016 - SGS Stroud
End date: 15/06/2019
Duration: 2 years Part-time

Day(s): Thursday
Course length: 2 years Part-time
Qualifications: Level 4 Diploma
Code: SFL40083/16
Cost: POA

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Gloucestershire
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Course Detail

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Part time course

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: 15/09/2016
End date: 15/06/2019
Duration: 2 years Part-time
Course length: 2 years Part-time
Time(s): 9.30am - 5pm
Qualifications: Level 4 Diploma
Code: SFL40083/16

Cost: POA

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

New Courses:

This course will also be delivered in 2015. Please come back and check again soon for new dates or alternatively contact: Robin Lewis Robin.Lewis@sgscol.ac.uk, 01453 761212

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
11/09/2018 06/06/2019 9.30am - 5pm SGS Filton
15/09/2016 15/06/2019 9.30am - 5pm SGS Stroud