Course description

This course is designed for individuals interested in developing and using counselling skills as part of their work role in a range of different sectors; or those who are looking to progress towards achieving accredited counsellor status.

The course will focus on the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin counselling skills; as well as the importance of personal-development.

The course is delivered over a series of linked sessions which will run Friday to Sunday.

You must be able to attend every session in order to successfully complete this qualification.

Please note: This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor. However, it can support working in and progression into a number of employment roles including: support worker, mental health support worker, social work.

What can this course lead to?

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 9 September 2022 - 18 June 2023

  • Friday 09 Sep 2022 to Sunday 18 Jun 2023

Course fees and funding support

This course is free to all eligible students aged 19 or over who have not previously gained a full level 3 qualification. We will assess if you are eligible when you apply.

If you already possess a level 3 qualification, you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the college. Did you know you don’t need to repay your loan back if you complete a university degree afterwards, or until you are earning a certain amount? For full details and ALL eligibility visit:

Course Fee £2,225.00