The typical entry requirement is a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.
Students would normally be in voluntary or paid work as a Counsellor or undertaking (or about to undertake) paid or voluntary work in a setting which will allow you to practice counselling skills.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
You may be required to attend an interview. Please contact the chosen college for more information.
Tel: 0191 511 6000 ext 03761
Tyne Metropolitan College
Carmel Slawski or Rob McGinley
Tel: 0191 229 5239
East Durham College
Tel: 0191 518 2000
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
Fees and finance
The tuition fees for this course are £5,500 per 120 credits.
There is a course requirement stipulating that all students need to acquire student membership of the BACP at own cost prior to beginning counselling practice in a placement.
Prospective students are advised to consult the BACP for the latest information on student membership which currently stands at £76.
Possible additional costs:
In the second year of the course, students must undertake a placement with a counselling agency. If the counselling placement provider cannot supply an appropriate supervisor, it is the responsibility of the student to identify a suitable supervisor and also pay for any fees charged for this service.
Please note that this course is not available to international students.
If you need support or have any queries about applying for your finances for this partner college programme, or want to get in touch with our Partnership Liaison team, you can find out more in our Help and Advice article.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.