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Questions about the Diploma course?

Our Diploma course is 3 years, part time, term time only and includes a couple of Saturdays. There are two groups 9.30-2pm and 2.30-7pm.

Information can be downloaded via the ‘courses’ page on the website which includes applications forms, fees and calendars. In order to apply for the Diploma you will need to have completed our Foundation course or the equivalent elsewhere approximately 100 hours theory and practice. There is a document in the download section called ‘Please read before applying…’ which includes the criteria for applying.

Our Diploma is accredited by the National Counselling Society and meets the standards and requirements of the BACP. Further information can be found on the ‘Accreditation’ page of the website including validation and levels.

There is requirement to do a placement in Years 2 and 3 and we do provide support with finding a placement. We also run placement preparation sessions in the first year of the Diploma and invite representatives of Placements to come and talk to our trainees.

The majority of people applying for the Diploma have had some experience of personal therapy. If this is not the case we would recommend that you have at least 10 hours of personal therapy at some point. One of the assignments in the third year is based on the experience of being the client so we would encourage trainees to engage in personal therapy.

Our Diploma course includes Supervision as part of our training and this begins in Year 2 and continues in Year 3. Supervision includes individual and group session to enable trainees to see 3 clients per week. Some placement also offer supervision which is in addition to that provided by The Academy S.P.A.C.E supervisors.

The deadline for applications is the end of May and interviews take place in June.

If you have any questions about the Diploma course do get in touch by email counsellingacademy@gmail.com