Counselling offers people the chance to talk about their feelings and foster any changes they may wish to make in their life; there is no longer a stigma attached to seeking advice and support on a wide range of issues and counsellors are in popular demand.

Intro to Counselling (Non-Accredited)

For those working in situations where communication and one-to-one interviews or interactions take place. Increased self awareness resulting from this course also enables relationship building in a more general sense. Ideal preparation for the Level 2 Counselling Skills. The Intro to counselling course does not require you to book a pre-course assessment.

Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate

Interested in enhancing your communication skills or wish to take the first steps towards a Counselling Career?

This qualification gives you the opportunity to investigate the knowledge required to practice counselling skills and to engage appropriately in a helping interaction.


  • Counselling skills
  • Counselling theory
  • Ethical practice
  • Personal development

If you have no previous experience or knowledge you may wish to complete the Introduction to Counselling course before enrolling on this qualification.

Assessment is based on classwork and homework and is a mixture of written work, role-play or other practical work. You should expect to complete 3-6 hours of home study per week.

A minimum of Level 2 English is required.

Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma

This qualification is designed for those interested in using counselling skills in their work, or looking to progress towards a career as an accredited counsellor.

The course will:

  • Build on your existing counselling skills
  • Provide a deeper understanding of counselling theory
  • Consider ethical practice
  • Reflect on the importance of personal development

This qualification is an entry requirement for Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Assessment is based on classwork and homework. You should expect to complete 6-10 hours of home study each week. The evidence you will be assessed on will be a mixture of written work, role-play or other practical work, learning logs, video or audio recordings and case studies.

This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor.

You will be required to undertake a minimum of 10 hours of your own personal therapy and additionally, mandatory CPD (6 hours).

A minimum of Level 2 English is required.

Counselling L4 Diploma In Therapeutic (2 years)

With effect from 1 September 2020, we will no longer be offering Therapeutic Counselling Level 4. If you require any advice and guidance re opportunities to study Counselling at level 4 or above elsewhere our Information Advice and Guidance Officer will be pleased to assist you email:

You will need to attend a PCA for levels 2 and 3.

For more information on Pre-Course Assessment please click here