Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)

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Qualification Number 500/8386/7
Qualification Structure 1 mandatory unit:
H/600/9058 Counselling in independent practice
Guided learning hours 120 (minimum)
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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