Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

New course starts

21st Oct 2022

This is a full day course, and will be delivered face to face and/or remotely.

We are delighted to offer hybrid learning. This means students who are not able to travel can access the live sessions remotely.

Please Download an Application Form Here

Now recruiting forOct 2022.  Sessions will take place fortnightly on Fridays9.45am-5.00pm 

This qualification includes training on how to:

  • Establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent private practice.
  • Carry out client assessments.
  • Practice autonomously as a professional counsellor in one or more settings.

Download a Level 5 Timetable Here

‘The course includes training in mindfulness’.

The course curriculum includes:

  1. Working safely, legally and ethically as an independent psychotherapeutic counsellor
  2. Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship.
  3. Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice.
  4. Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients.
  5.  Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner.
  6. Use theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice.
  7. Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice.

Download a level 5  Candidate Learning guide 

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The internal Assessment process

To achieve the qualification you must be assessed by your tutor as proficient in all seven learning outcomes.

Course Work includes:

A learning review, self-review; Two Essays (3500 words); client record ( 60 one to one hours minimum) ;  Clinical supervision record; Personal counselling record (40 hours by the end of the course)This can include prior counselling although 10 hours must be undertaken during the course itself. 

A review of a 15-minute transcript of clinical work; Tutor Obs of counselling practice (audio/video); Case Presentation; Tutor feedback on group work and training group supervision; Tutorial records and client evaluation/feedback

External Assessment

The external assessment for this qualification is a structured case review of your own work. Your case study will be set to the CPCAB to be assessed independently.

‘Great setting and environment’. Rachel

Foundation Degree in Counselling

The Open university degree in Counselling is an exclusive partnership between the OU and CPCAB. Only CPCAB qualifications count towards this award. The qualifications that have been credit rated and approved as part of the foundation degree in counselling are CPCAB diploma in therapeutic counselling and the Level 5 Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

For overview of the OU degree click here

The level 5 qualification can support you to work towards BACP and/or UKCP accreditation. 

Course Cost  £2200.00

including vat

Monthly payment plan available 

Level 5 Diploma starts Oct 22

Starts On:
October 21, 2022
9:45 AM
Ends On:
October 21, 2022
5:00 PM