ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Year 1

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

This course represents the final stage of counsellor training and focuses on the personal and professional development of the individual to work as a fully functioning practitioner. The course is primarily aimed at those who want to work as counsellors but we recognise that some people want to experience the process and gain an extra string to their bow in their chosen field, e.g. teaching, nursing, medicine, etc.

This course is very challenging both personally and academically and you must be certain, in so far as you can say in that moment, that you are able to commit to the course and can meet the academic level.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport Campus


Adult,University Level

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 2 Years



Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from ABC Awards. This qualification allows you to practice as a Counsellor and to work towards Registered status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

You will study the following units:
Professional Organisational Issues In Counselling
Counselling In A Diverse Society
Counselling Theory
Advanced Counselling Skills
Self-Awareness For Counsellors
Research Methodologies In Counselling
Counselling Placement
The course lasts for two academic years. The programme is taught on a part-time basis and you would be in college from

Progression to the second year is dependent on you meeting specific criteria. These will be discussed with you at interview.
The programme is delivered by experienced counselling practitioners who have many years’ experience in practrice and teaching at this level.

The Tuition fee for this course is ?3,695.00.

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