Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)

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Qualification Number 500/8386/7
Guided learning time 120 hours
Credit value 46
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.

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Aiming to become a senior agency counsellor and/or an independent practitioner? Achieve this by completing the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

This qualification will help you to develop a deeper understanding of counselling knowledge, skills and the therapeutic process. In particular you will develop essential client assessment skills.

Entry requirements

You must have obtained our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent.

Read section 5 of the Qualification Document for further information.

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