Diploma in Counselling
2 April 2023
Our diploma paths represent a significant commitment to learning, covering six modules and a practitioner exam. In our Counselling Diploma, you will study core person-centred counselling and practitioner skills as well as a range of humanist, psychodynamic and systemic counselling styles.
All 20 credits of the compulsory modules must be completed.
Professional Ethics for Helping Professions
40 credits from the elective modules must be completed.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Our practitioner exam validates the knowledge you have acquired while completing the diploma. It is a 90-minute online exam consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. The exam tests you on the compulsory modules and the pass mark is 70%. Once you have an exam voucher, you can take the exam at a time that suits you.
What you will achieve
Completing the course will earn you a Diploma in Counselling awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a certificate and a transcript.
Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.
Below, you can see an example certificate and transcript from our CBT diploma:
How to register
Frequently asked questions
How do I register for the diploma?
There are two routes: you can register for the diploma directly or you can complete the individual modules and then submit your evidence at the end.
The advantages of registering directly are that it is cheaper than registering for individual courses with us, you protect yourself against future price rises, and it includes an exam re-take.
Do I need to complete all modules with Holbeck College?
No, you can complete courses with our partner organisations and then submit your certificate of completion just as you would training directly with us.