You'll need to:

  • Be a professionally qualified with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience within a profession that has a basis within the counselling, psychotherapy or healthcare profession.
  • Have evidence of learning at level 6 or equivalent

If you can show you have undertaken learning that is equivalent to a module of the course, you may wish to claim credits for prior learning. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) can however only be claimed for a maximum of one module. Contact us for more information.

English language qualification

If English is not your first language an English language qualification is essential. For this course at least one of the following is required:

  • IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent)
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 66
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 5 for postgraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C*

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Current CV
  • Written reference supplied on headed paper from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Gov website

Study time

You can find out how much time you need for study here.