At a glance information
|Guided Learning Hours||120 hours|
|Total Qualification Time||458 hours|
|Minimum age||19 years|
Successful learners may progress onto the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling or the Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision provided they have acquired at least one year's part-time post PC-L5 supervised client work.
This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as self-employed counsellors in independent practice. It also equips learners to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role.
You must have obtained our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.
Read section 5 of the Specification for further information.
The qualification is eligible in England for Advanced Learner Loans (19+).
Candidates in England may also be able to access funding according to individual entitlement criteria (e.g. related to age and/or employment status and/or prior qualifications).
For more detailed see funding information.
Where to study
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