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Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

For 2019 start

Cornwall College Rosewarne LEVEL: 5 Social Care & Health

This programme is ideal if you wish to become a professional counsellor, or if your job role contains a significant element of counselling. It has been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The programme contains an in-depth module on personal development, as well as counselling practice, professional development and counselling psychology modules.

You will start to work with clients as a counsellor, practise and develop your counselling skills, develop your understanding of the counselling process and expand your ability to be in a professional relationship with your client. You will do this within a person-centred framework and in the second year you will visit other counselling models.

You will be required to carry out 100 hours of counselling work with clients (i.e. in addition to counselling practice with peers) over the duration of the programme. You will need to keep accurate records of your client work, together with your supervision.

It would be inconsistent with a person-centred model for you to have no experience of personal counselling as a client, so it is highly recommended that you undertake personal counselling while you are on the course.

There are no exams on the course. Assessment is through coursework and we use a self, peer and tutor assessment model.


Possible Progression (subject to approval) 

– BA (Hons) Counselling Studies final year full-time or final two years part-time at Duchy Rosewarne


Possible Careers 

– Counselling Lecturer
– Community Worker
– Youth Counsellor

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: Apply direct to the College
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
Entry Requirements

A minimum level 2 counselling skills qualification + 120 HE Credits.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Course Documents

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Therapy 2017-18


Indicative Module Year 1

  • Counselling Practice 1
  • Counselling Psychology 1
  • Personal & Professional Development 1

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Counselling Practice 2
  • Personal & Professional Development 2
  • Counselling Psychology 2

*Modules are subject to change and availability



Diploma in Person-centred Counselling & Therapy

Start Date





2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information