Course Overview

Do you dream of a career in which you can help others work through their problems, and go on to enjoy happy, stress-free lives? If so, our Advanced Counselling Level 4 Diploma will help you achieve it. This course is ideal for those who have already completed our Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, or who are already fully qualified and looking to expand or refresh their knowledge. On this course, you’ll study the key theoretical approaches used in counselling, the skills needed to help clients, along with how to develop a fruitful working relationship with them. You’ll also learn the ethical framework for counselling professionals, the scope and limits of client confidentiality, gain an insight into CBT techniques, and much more.

The course is endorsed by ACCPH, meaning that when you enrol you’ll be able to register as a student member. During this course, you’ll need to complete at least 100 hours of practical counselling experience to become an accredited member, we strongly advise this is completed during your course, which can be undertaken on a voluntary basis. This knowledge-based course is specially designed for online study, and can be completed at your own pace, in your own time, meaning it can easily be fitted around work and other commitments.

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 9 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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Study Method

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Success Story

Marrying unbridled passion for education and helping others, Tavis King tells us about his experiences studying a Level 4 Counselling Skills with Oxbridge.

Tavis King
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How to Become a Counsellor

Working as a counsellor is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. If you’re caring, ambitious, and empathetic, a career as a counsellor could well be for you.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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We'll take the time to understand your goals

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

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Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 9 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

30mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

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ACCPH is an independent, self-regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They serve people with nationally recognised qualifications from home study or distance learning students. Accepting members from all six modalities, including those ‘non-standard’ techniques such as Spiritual Coaching and Neuroscience amongst other approaches.

Our course code
X407
Official Qualification Title
Advanced Counselling Level 4 Diploma

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level four: the equivalent difficulty of a foundation degree, usually suitable for learners who have completed study at level 3.
Entry requirements

We strongly recommend you already have a Level 3 Counselling qualification for this course. This is because a strong groundwork of the basics will greatly help you on the Advanced Counselling Level 4.

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