Counselling Studies and Skills (NOT a Licence to Practice) University Diploma

This online Counselling Studies and Skills university diploma course is a one year introduction to counselling and is an ideal starting point if you are interested in becoming a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist. It’s the first step towards becoming an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or just a perfect entry level course to help you understand more about this subject.

This qualification alone will not give you a licence to practice but may help you decide if counselling is a career you wish to pursue. You may be able to continue your studies at Derby with our BACP accredited MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy course, providing you meet the necessary entry requirements.

University Diploma Award
January, May, September Start
Online Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Inline with the University’s value of extending opportunities the University Diploma in Counselling Studies and Skills is 'open', with few entry requirements.

You may be able to gain entry to the programme if you meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate an interest in studying counselling
  • Supply appropriate references
  • Demonstrate motivation to succeed
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have the required communication and learning skills
  • If you are studying full-time at an institution, you must get written permission from its Principal.

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