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

Potential future careers include Community Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Advice Worker, Social Work Assistant and Youth Worker.


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Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

This course will run 1 evening per week – Tuesday – 5.45pm to 8.30pm plus 1 weekend per month (Friday 1.00pm to Sunday 4.30pm) on the following weekends:

  • Friday 9th – Sunday 11th September 2022
  • Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October 2022
  • Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November 2022
  • Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December 2022
  • Friday 13th – Sunday 15th January 2023
  • Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February 2023
  • Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March 2023
  • Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd April 2023
  • Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May 2023
  • Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 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