You can start by doing an introduction to counselling course, which can last up to 12 weeks. After that, you can extend your training by completing courses like: Level 3 Certificate in Counselling . Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills.
Our Accredited Level 3 Diplomas are equivalent to A Level courses. An Accredited Level 3 Diploma programme awards 120 Academic Credits. Academic Credits are very similar to UCAS points and can be used in support of an application for placement at a university or college.
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This course could lead to work as a helper or a trainee counsellor , in areas such as mental health, the homeless, substance misuse, education, health, and social care. Further training can lead to becoming a fully-qualified counsellor .
To become a counsellor , you can study courses at a diploma level, bachelor degree, graduate diploma or masters degree in counselling . Counsellors can work in private practice, especially in the area of relationship counselling , in drug and alcohol services, or with gambling help services.
While it’s true that it is possible to get into university on some courses with a successful completion of a Level 3 Diploma , the usual progression onto a university course is from a Level 4 or 5 diploma . However, on completing a Level 4 or 5 diploma students can join some degree programs in year 2 or 3 .
Level 5 qualifications are at a level equivalent to intermediate higher education qualifications such as diplomas of higher education, foundation and other degrees that do not typically provide access to postgraduate programmes.
A Level 3 qualification is equivalent to A Level . A Level 4 qualification is equivalent to BTEC Professional Diploma level . A Level 5 qualification is equivalent to HND or foundation degree level . A Level 6 qualification is equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree level .
Level 3 qualifications are: A level . access to higher education diploma . advanced apprenticeship.
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You can ‘t, or at least you shouldn’t, half ass it. I am a qualified counsellor and bacp accredited . This is the least academic route to become a qualified practising counsellor . I actually have a psychology degree as well which was helpful in understanding some of the issues in counselling but it was not necessary.
$8925 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 32 training provider(s). 1 Year is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 34 training provider(s).
Your course does not have to be BACP – accredited , but if it’s not you ‘ll need to take our Certificate of Proficiency before you can progress to become a registered member or be eligible for our accreditation scheme.