Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
Study on this two year part-time programme and gain the knowledge, skills and competencies you need to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context.
Purpose: Higher Education
Duration: 2 years part-time
Next course: September 2020
What are the qualifications about?
This qualification is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. On successful completion, you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service.
Who are they for?
If you have previous experience and/or training in counselling, which has enhanced your understanding of the area, this would be a great course for you.
What do I need?
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin is a friendly and inclusive college, with an ethos that puts you very much at the centre of the learning experience. It is the ideal environment to work towards your rewarding career in counselling.
What sorts of things do they cover?
Unit 1: Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
Unit 2: Working within a counselling relationship
Unit 3: Working with client diversity in counselling work
Unit 4: Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
Unit 5: Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
Unit 6: Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
Unit 7: Working self-reflectively as a counsellor
How will I learn and be assessed?
Internal Assessment: Tutor assessment of portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements.
External Assessment: Externally assessed audio recording of counselling session with a peer, plus an associated written paper.
Personal Counselling: Minimum of 10 hours face-to-face personal therapy during the course.
Client Work: Minimum of 100 hours formally-contracted counselling (one-to-one) with at least 5 different clients in an agency setting.
How long do they take?
Completing the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 usually takes:
- 2 years part-time
What jobs could they lead to?
This qualification is designed to lead you into an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in health care or non-medical settings. With sufficient experience you can also begin working as an independent practitioner in private practice.
You can also go on to study Counselling at Levels 5 and 6.
What would it cost me?
For more information visit our University Programmes Fees and Funding page.