Counselling - Therapeutic - Level 4 Diploma (CPCAB)


Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB Level 4 Diploma

About the course

Do you want to work as a qualified counsellor in a counselling agency? If so, this course provides the training and qualification you need.

You need to have successfully completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or equivalent, and require 2 references (including a tutor recommendation). You will also have an interview. 

You will develop your understanding and practice of therapeutic counselling based on an integrative theoretical model. You will cover Ethical practice, Psychopathology, Specialist issues, Group training supervision, Counselling skills practice and on-going process groups.

You will set up an agency placement during the first part of the course and will also undertake a minimum of 40 hours of personal therapy during the course.

You will undergo an external assessment and have to produce a portfolio of case studies  and will be required to complete all units.

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, awarded by the Counselling and Psychology Central Awarding Body.

Following this course, you can progress to the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling or the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory.

Course information

Start date
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20 September 2019

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Course level
Level 4
Course code
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2 Years
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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