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Therapeutic Counselling Diploma Level 5

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Achieving this qualification enables you to practice as a Counsellor. This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the counselling sector and is recognised nationally by employers. Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of counselling specialisms to allow you to successfully progress in the future.

Day: Monday

Times: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Contact time (per week): 1 day

Fee: £5000 in total for the 2 years

Advanced Learner Loans are available to support you with up to £2,882 of your course fees, with the remaining fee required to be self-funded. Click here to find out more.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through a combination of independent and group activities including lectures, seminars, trips, visits and work-related experiences.

Entry Requirements

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3
  • The ability to secure 100 hours of counselling practice

How The Course Will Be Assessed

A range of assessment methods will be used including reports, presentations, essays, and research projects. Teamwork in assessment is also encouraged at this level of learning.

Fees, Finance & Funding

£5,000 in total.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan of £2,882 over 2 years leaving £1,059 to pay each year.

Potential Future Career

This course qualifies you at practitioner level as a Counsellor. You could gain employment in the counselling field or related psychological professions.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at university in just one year.

Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up.

Course Content

  • Person-centred Approaches to Counselling (Core)
  • Counselling Skills, Development and Practice (Core)
  • Comparative Theories and Approaches in Counselling (Core)
  • Continual Personal Development in Counselling (Core)
  • Human Development in Relation to Counselling (Core)
  • Client work in Therapeutic Counselling (Core)
  • Counselling for Loss and Grief (Core)
  • Counselling Clients who have Experienced Abuse (Core)


You will have access to various study facilities including a recently refurbished Library where you’ll have access to books, journals and computers. You will also have study support throughout your course to assist you with your studies.

You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and careers advisors to help you with your future employment.


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