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Certificate in Counselling (Quality Checked by NCS)


This popular entry level, part-time counselling course is available to study in either Exeter (Devon), Poole (Dorset) or Whitstable (Kent) over 12 days and
is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS).

  • This course replaces both the Level 2 and Level 3 courses offered at other colleges, allowing you to gain your full Certificate on one programme only.
  • There are no pre-requisites for attending this course, which can be undertaken as stand-alone training for those who want to enrich their own personal or professional development.
  • It is helpful to participants in a range of occupational roles, whose primary responsibility is not counselling, but who would benefit from counselling skills. 
  • Can also serve as 1st step towards a rewarding career in counselling. On successful completion, students are eligible to apply for our Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by BACP) or our Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling (validated by University of Worcester). The Certificate in Counselling course alone, however, does not qualify participants as counsellors.


This course is Quality Checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS):

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Professional Development Offer:
All Certificate in Counselling graduates who enroll on the Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling or Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling will be given 3 FREE Study Skills Sessions and 3 FREE CPD Days for each complete year of study.* 

Course Details

Key features:

  • This course replaces both the Level 2 and Level 3 courses offered at other colleges, allowing you to gain your full Certificate on one programme only.
  • Designed to offer an overview of Humanistic approaches and therapeutic models, and provide basic training in the use of counselling skills.
  • Students learn through lectures and group discussion which will include reflection on personal growth and experience of life. Experiential exercises and skills work are integrated throughout the course.
  • The course is delivered face to face. 
  • Available to study in Exeter, Poole and Whitstable, either as a weekday (weekly) course or as a weekend (monthly) course.

Eligibility:

No prior knowledge of counselling is required for this course.


Applicants should, however, feel that they possess a maturity to reflect on their own development as a person, and should have an interest in and desire to learn about counselling.

If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more. You might also find our Taster Days a useful way to experience what it's like to study at Iron Mill College, before applying.


How to apply:

You can apply by submitting the following documents and items:

  • A completed Entry Level Courses application form (available to download from 'Download' section of this web page).
  • Your £350 Enrolment Deposit (Non-Refundable) to reserve your place (see the 'Fees' tab for further information).


Application documents can be submitted by email to 
enquiries@ironmill.co.uk, or by post to Iron Mill College, 7 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT.

Successful applicants will be offered a place on the course once all of the above application documents have been received and the Enrolment Deposit paid.

Please note: Completion of this course does not provide a route to registration with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and detailed individual applications to NCS are required for this purpose, where applicable.
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What our Students Say

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Iron Mill - there is a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere which makes for a very positive learning environment. My tutor was excellent and the course content was both challenging and enjoyable. I have gained invaluable new skills and made lasting friendships."
Frances Carpenter - Certificate in Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

"Every weekend is full of practical skills to learn with the added theoretical background needed to understand it. The makeup of the group allows us to learn from each others experiences and from people with different therapeutic backgrounds. It's a great course with a supportive and excellent tutor."
Antoinette Davey - Advanced Transactional Analysis Programme
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