How do I start the Foundation Degree in Counselling?

Your Foundation Degree study will begin with CPCAB's Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4). But before you start the foundation degree, you will need to achieve the entry requirements for TC-L4.

The first step in your CPCAB training is the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) which is a 90 hour course. You will spend between 6-10 months, part-time, learning counselling skills in a classroom environment.

Your next step is the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3), which is also a 90 GLH course and also classroom-based. Alternatively, if you have already achieved the Open University D171 Introduction to Counselling (now discontinued) which is distance learning you may be able to use it in place of CST-L3.

CSK-L2 and CST-L3 are the entry qualifications for TC-L4, the first CPCAB qualification to form part of the foundation degree. Entry to TC-L4 based on the Open University's D171 may involve extra requirements. Contact your chosen training centre to discuss their admissions policy or read our overview of the open university foundation degree in counselling.

You can begin studying your Open University modules when you start TC-L4. See the Foundation Degree in Counselling for further info.