The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is intended for candidates who want to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling service agency. Successful completion of this course means that the trainees will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service within the context of an agency’s service framework.
Counselling – Therapeutic
The course is a two year part time programme for 210 hours per academic year. The next course will begin in September 2022 and be delivered on Mondays from 13:00 – 20:00 at the Pembrokeshire College Haverfordwest campus.
At the end of year one learners are a required to attend a 4-day residential course. Details of where and dates will be communicated within the first term of the course.
The qualification you will receive is a Level 4: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) is a UK awarding body that is managed by professional counsellors, trainers and supervisors. They are the only awarding body in Europe to specialise in the field of counselling.
The qualification has seven units which are based on the seven processes in the CPCAB model:
Unit 1 – Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
Unit 2 – Working within a counselling relationship
Unit 3 – Working with client diversity in counselling work
Unit 4 – Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
Unit 5 – Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
Unit 6 – Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
Unit 7 – Working self-reflectively as a counsellor
Students are required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours formally-contracted counselling (one-to-one) with at least 5 different clients in an agency setting. The placement is usually one where the trainee is a volunteer.
Candidates must have successfully completed both the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies either from Pembrokeshire College or another counselling training provider.
Acceptance onto this course is subject to interview. Applications will open in January 2022, the next course will begin in September 2022.
The cost of the course is £2,995 per year subject to change for the new academic year. You are able to set up a payment plan to pay in installments.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.