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Counselling

Available across a range of levels, Macclesfield College’s counselling courses will provide you with the most current and effective counselling knowledge and techniques to enhance your skills or develop a rewarding career.

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Academic year: 19/20


The Level 4 Therapeutic Diploma is a challenging, dynamic and demanding course that promotes enormous personal development. This course enable students to become a qualified counsellor and to practice counselling in various settings or within other occupational roles such as nursing, police, pastoral care and other helping professions.
The curriculum design, coverage and qualification provides learners with an opportunity to develop work-based skills within the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ethical framework and develop an understanding of the impact of a diverse society on clients, counselling therapeutic models, self-awareness and research methodologies, all of which will be demonstrated through a 100 hour supervised placement.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts aims to:
* Enhance and improve verbal communication skills, especially empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
* Enhance and improve written communication skills
* Provide a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
* Develop an understanding of what counselling training entails and assist learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
* Introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem

Please note that this course does not qualify you to be a counsellor but it does give you effective counselling communication skills to use in your work life/home life etc.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to:
* Develop a repertoire of counselling skills at a consistent level
* Underpin these skills with an understanding of one major therapeutic model
* Increase the self-awareness of the person and their awareness of the impact that they have on people.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 13th January 2019 to 13th January 2022


This qualification is concerned with the training of counsellors to a professional level of competency.

As a pre-requisite for admission to the Diploma course learners must possess a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or the equivalent obtained elsewhere, as you will further develop the knowledge, skills and self-development from their Level 3 experience.

It is anticipated that learners will be involved in placement with rigorous and qualified casework supervision and this should enable an interchange of experiences between the placements and the classroom work on a constant basis.

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