|Course||Duration||Mode and Fee (£)|
|Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)||1 year||Part Time £1250|
|Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)||1 year||Part Time £1250|
|Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)||2 years||Full Time £2000 p/a|
Our college and CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) have partnered to create an avenue where people can be trained as Christian counsellors. We emphasise the importance of the counselling relationship, differences and diversity. CPCAB is the professional awarding body for the counselling courses we offer. We offer Level 2, 3, and 4 in counselling training.
This programme is designed to help in bridging counselling skills gap within the Christian community by providing recognised training for carers and those positioned to offer counsel. They equip the student with counselling skills and techniques and introduces them to counselling models and major issues in Christian counselling.
The programme runs on full time, part time, weekend and sandwich modes. It is designed to fit into the busy schedules of leaders.
Level 2 qualification of this course covers 30 sessions with 90 hours credit. The duration is between 6-12 months. This qualification is intended for candidates who want to:
• Learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding) in helping roles
• Find out more about counselling (this qualification will not teach them to be a counsellor, but may help them decide whether or not they want to train as one);
• Improve professional and personal relationships
This qualification could enhance an existing voluntary or paid role or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market.
Level 3 qualification of this course covers 30 sessions with 90 hours credit. The duration is between 6-12 months. This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:
• Take the next step in training to become a counsellor
• Learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
• Be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.
It is designed as a pre- practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.
Level 4 – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context. It is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Learners with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice.