How long will it take to complete the Foundation Degree in Counselling?

As each centre structures their own training programmes, they will vary slightly but as a guide it will take about 2 years to do the CPCAB Level 4 component of the Foundation Degree. Before you start the Foundation Degree you also need the entry qualifications to the level 4 Diploma, which may take between 1 and 2 years. As most of our learners are adults the courses tend to be on a part time basis.

If you have already achieved any of the Open University modules that form part of the Foundation Degree, it is possible to include them. Nonetheless, it is strongly recommended that you don't start your Open University studies (including the mandatory module D241: exploring mental health and counselling) until you have started your CPCAB Level 4 Diploma course, in order to gain the most benefit from your studies.