Level 4 Diploma Counselling
Adult Education

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

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Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course provides the final stage of working towards achieving counsellor practitioner status. The programme will enable successful learners to counsel individual clients within supervised, structured settings. Learners will also make substantial progress towards eligibility for individual counsellor accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and other Lead Bodies.

Applications are now closed. Please register your interest below for courses starting in 2025.

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About the course

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course is relevant to those who have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling or an equivalent qualification. You will need to have gained a minimum of 255 Guided Learning hours.

The course consists of seven mandatory units:

  1. Counselling Theory
  2. Advanced Counselling Skills
  3. Counselling in a Diverse Society
  4. Professional Organisational Issues in Counselling
  5. Self-awareness for Counsellors
  6. Research Methodologies in Counselling
  7. Counselling Placement

More information about Adult Education courses

To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

If no days are available

If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

Booking on behalf of someone else

Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.