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Entry requirements

  • Applicants ideally would have access to an appropriate setting in which to practice their counselling skills
  • Satisfactory completion of an introductory course in basic counselling skills (minimum 24 hours), undertaken within the last three years (or equivalent)
  • Motivation and commitment to participate in all aspects of the course.
  • Willingness to comply with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Months of entry


Course content

The Certificate in Counselling is designed to give students an introduction into counselling theory, ethics, skills and personal development. This course is designed to enable students to use counselling skills effectively within an existing role, for example, working as a youth worker, health and care worker, social worker or voluntary helper.

The Certificate in Counselling does not permit students to practise as a counsellor upon completion but will provide an excellent basis for further training in counselling skills, such as our Professional Diploma and Masters programmes in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1782 294 400