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Our tutors are highly qualified and many are practising counsellors. Dual qualified tutors make our programme one of a kind, giving our learners a high-quality learning experience in a supportive environment.

Studying Counselling at Skills & Learning

Our Counselling courses not only give you the opportunity to gain up to date knowledge and skills, but also an accredited qualification from Level 2 to 4. We also offer an Introduction to Counselling course, which is a good starting point if you want to take your first steps in developing counselling skills and gain skills for employment. We offer courses in the daytime, during the evenings and at weekends across Dorset. Some of our courses are taught online.

Our Counselling courses are accredited by CPCAB.

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You will gain…


Gaining qualifications to reflect your knowledge and abilities that will help your job prospects.

Career prospects

Gaining new qualifications and skills can boost your job prospects within counselling and similar jobs.

Up to date, industry standard knowledge

Our tutors are well educated and experienced within the counselling field. We offer courses up to Level 4 and our courses are accredited by Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

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Courses at Level 2, 3 and 4 begin in September 2022, with a new Fast Track Level 2 course beginning in January 2023. This course is for those who have completed Introduction to Counselling. There are various start dates for Introduction to Counselling throughout the year. Enrolment sessions for Level 2, 3 and 4 courses that start in September will begin in April/May 2022

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How do I enrol?

1. Once you know you would like to study counselling with us, please book yourself an admission session interview. This is a chance for us to meet you, assess your current working level and ensure you are placed on the best course for you.

2. After your admission session interview, we will then offer you a place on a course best suited to your ability. You can then enrol for this online. We will try our best to offer you a course at a convenient time and place for you based on your needs.

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