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Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
This is the final stage to becoming a fully qualified professional counsellor.
- This course is suitable for those who hold the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (600/0727/8) qualification.
- This is an attendance-based course available at a number of colleges throughout the UK.
- CCPT will provide you with details of appropriate training in your region when you complete your Level 3 studies.
- Entry onto this training also involves a satisfactory entrance interview and the demonstration of appropriate personal awareness, skills and knowledge.
What you will learn
The Level 4 Diploma training consists of 7 elements:
- Students will analyse one major theoretical approach to influence, inform and empower their practice as a counsellor. You will also compare other theoretical approaches with the major approach.
- Students will complete this unit linked to a supervised counselling placement of a minimum of 100 hours. You will analyse how your theoretical approach has influenced you, and evaluate learning gained under supervision. A placement is defined as a relationship that the trainee counsellor enters into with a client, on the basis of a mutual contract and one that has as its purpose effective change or enhanced wellbeing. This will be an opportunity for appropriately supervised practice by a senior counsellor and that is distinct from the use of counselling skills within another primary role. For the assessment purposes:
- Trainee counsellors cannot work with children, i.e. those aged 12 years and younger.
- Trainee counsellors must not be doing private counselling, and it will not count towards the 100 counselling hours.
- Trainee counsellors must not receive direct payments from clients for their service.
- Trainee counsellors must not be offering group counselling or couples counselling.
You can complete this course in 1 year (full time study) or 2 years (part time study).
You will need a minimum of 300 guided learning hours, with a total qualification time of 620 hours.
Depending upon the Level 4 centre, you may also be required to undertake personal counselling during your course. This can vary between approx. 10-20 hours or more. CCPT would see this as good practice.
Upon successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, you will have completed your training for becoming a fully qualified professional counsellor. You will then have the choice to either continue on into professional practice, or to proceed to Post-Graduate or Post-Qualifying courses in counselling studies and psychotherapy.
There is strong demand for qualified counsellors and an urgent need for the help they can give to so many:
- 63% of people knew someone who could benefit from counselling1.
- Over 50% of people waiting for counselling and psychotherapy on the NHS are waiting more than 3 months to receive treatment, whilst 1 in 10 patients wait for more than a year just to be assessed for treatment1.
- Just a third of primary schools have an on-site counsellor, with over half of schools blaming a shortage of services or qualified professionals who can help2.
- The number of students seeking counselling at university has rocketed by 50% in the last five years3.
1 Source: https://www.mind.org.uk/media/494424/we-still-need-to-talk_report.pdf
Entrance to Level 4 counselling training follows a satisfactory pre-course entry interview, in which students are required to demonstrate a sufficient level of personal awareness, skills and essential knowledge.
You can complete this training at a number of colleges throughout the UK.
After you have gained your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (600/0727/8)
qualification, CCPT will provide you with details of appropriate training in your region so you can apply to the relevant college.
The course fee will depend upon the college you choose.