Level 4 Diploma Counselling
Adult Education

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

The Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is a two-year course and 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 to join this course in 2024. Please use the button below to register your interest in courses starting in 2025.

The course

This Level 4 Counselling qualification will provide an opportunity for learners to:

  • Deepen their theoretical knowledge of one of the core modalities: psychodynamic
  • Gain an understanding of how theory can be effectively applied to practice
  • Embark on practice
  • Develop an understanding of the necessity of working within an ethical and professional framework.

The course has seven mandatory units, which must be completed within the lifetime of the course. The total course provides 310 Guided Learning Hours.

Learners will examine psychodynamic theory in more depth and make comparisons with other theoretical modalities. This module also offers learners the chance to acquire a more confident understanding of the opportunities and challenges of working therapeutically with clients within this model and in placement.

50 Guided Learning Hours.

More information

Learners need to be aged 19 or over and possess a recognised foundation course in Counselling Skills and Theory and a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, accounting for approximately 200 Guided Learning Hours. 

All students are required to supply evidence of prior learning. Please see the section below 'Making an application', for full details.