Our Counselling course programmes are delivered by highly qualified tutors with a range of professional experience and their expertise is valued by our students.
Counselling training programmes are available at Further Education and Higher Education (Degree) level. The college also offers Access to Higher Education Diplomas pathways in Health Professions, Humanities and Social Sciences which can lead onto higher education courses and training including Psychology, Sociology and Criminology. We have particularly strong links with local service providers in Essex and Suffolk, as well as other professional service organisations within the sector.
Further Education – The Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is for those aged 19 and over who want to progress to become a qualified professional counsellor, or gain counselling skills as part of their current profession, for example teachers and nurses. The course is run one full day a week for a full academic year.
Higher Education – The BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling is a full-time degree programme taught over 3 years, and is designed to provide learners with the relevant employability skills for a rewarding career in the industry. The DipHE in Person-centred Counselling (studied in Year 1 and 2) is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In order to have completed a BACP accredited course, students who are graduating from the BA Hons will have needed to complete the Diploma first.
Access to Higher Education Diplomas – The Access to Higher Education Diploma offers learners aged 19 and over with the ideal preparation for further study in higher education, providing entry onto a wide range of degree courses and professional training. The course requires attendance of approximately 3 days per week for a full academic year.