Advanced diploma in counselling (Level 5)

This is Network’s flagship course. Over two years we build the theoretical framework, practical skills and personal development needed to work as a professional counsellor.   It is suited to students who have completed substantial Certificate level training.  What makes this course different is its emphasis on the integration of faith, spirituality and counselling practice. In addition to covering the same ground that is covered by comparable humanistic and Person-Centred Diploma courses, this course will also give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of human spirituality and to explore the interface between your own developing spirituality and your practice. 

As we run our own counselling agency we are able to provide counselling placements to students. This may include subsidised supervision.

Key facts

AwardAdvanced Diploma in Counselling (Level 5)
Course accreditationBritish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
DeliveryOne day a week (Wednesday or Thursday) over two academic years

The teaching day for the 2024-26 course will be Wednesday
VenueNetwork Counselling and Training, Elm Park, Filton, BS34 7PS
Theoretical modelCore Self model (person-centred integrative)
Counselling placementIn-house within Network’s own counselling agency – may include subsidised supervision
Course fee£4,560 per year (with the option to pay by instalments)
Next intakeSeptember 2024
ApplicationsApplications are invited for the few remaining places still available for this September.

For more information about entry requirements, fees, key dates and so on, please see the 2024 Prospectus (below).  For more details about the course itself, please refer to the Course Information Book (below).

Download a 2024 Network Prospectus here.

Download an Advanced Diploma Course Information Book here.

Download an Application Form for the 2024-26 course here.

Network Certificate students, please contact Sue Woodhead-Marsh for an Internal Application Form.

If you have any further queries or questions, please contact our Training Coordinator –

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