Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


Course Provider: Birmingham Christian College

Awarding Body: CPCAB

Pre-requisite Information: CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or their Recognised Prior Learning Equivalent.

This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context in both health care and non-medical settings and is suitable for:

  • Those wishing to continue their training as a professional counsellor to qualified status
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development.

The CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is concerned with the training of counsellors to a professional level of competency. Learners will build on the knowledge, skills and self-development gained from their Level 3 experience. It is required that learners will be involved in placement with rigorous and qualified casework supervision. This should enable an integration of placement practice and classroom experience and allow students to reflect on their role in the therapeutic relationship as well as their clients presenting and on-going needs. The course is part-time, however, it does require a great deal of commitment, in terms of time, cost and openness to on-going personal development. This will include full attendance at in-person and online sessions, 100 placement hours, regular supervision, engagement in and openness to personal development, as well as, about 10 hours personal study time per week (engaging in assignments, journal reflections and wider reading).


There will be 12 residential blocks of 4 days over the 2 years (1 approx every 2 months), with 3 evening sessions between blocks of 3 hours each on Wednesday evenings. In addition to the scheduled teaching times, students will be asked to do some personal study, reading and reflection as part of their learning hours.

Course booking details Qualifying 1718943032-Shape Counselling
September 2024
Birmingham Christian College
Course fee:
per year £3050