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Certificate in Counselling (Quality Checked by NCS)


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

  • There are no pre-requisites for attending this course - everyone is welcome!
  • It provides a high quality training that aims to immerse you into the world of counselling and to leave you with a deeper understanding of yourself, the healing aspects of relationship and how to support vulnerable others.
  • Participants in a range of professional roles attend this course, wishing to employ more advanced relational and counselling skills at work and therefore enhance their roles; people also attend for personal development purposes.
  • Our Certificate in Counselling is the first step towards a rewarding professional career in Counselling. If you are aiming to progress onto our Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (accredited by BACP) or our Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling (validated by University of Worcester), this NCS Quality-Checked 12-day course provides you with the 'Certificate in Counselling' part of the entry requirements in full.
  • The Certificate in Counselling course does not in itself qualify participants as a counsellor, and does not provide academic ‘levels’.


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 allows you to gain your Certificate in Counselling in one 12-day programme.
  • Designed to offer an overview of humanistic approaches and therapeutic models, and provide preliminary training in the use of counselling skills.
  • Students learn through interactive 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 or Poole, 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
admissions@ironmill.co.uk

Please note: we are only accepting correspondence by email or phone throughout the coronavirus situation. 

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. 

Final application date

The deadline for applications is 4 weeks before the start of the course.  A decision will be made on whether the course will run, based on confirmed and accepted places, 4 weeks before the start date of the course.  Any applications received after the 4 week deadline will only be processed at the discretion of the Programmes Lead. 

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

"I have never before learned so much about myself and about where I want to go in the future. I couldn't imagine a better place for my development than at the Iron Mill. The tutors, staff and students are all fantastic. Thanks to all of them."
Jess Houghton - Certificate in Counselling Student
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