Counselling | Professional courses for adults
Start your career in counselling
Our counselling courses, which lead to nationally-recognised NCFE qualifications, are suitable for those interested in a career in counselling as well as those hoping to improve their skills and knowledge in this area.
How do I apply for a counselling course?
You will find a list of all the Counselling courses we offer below and you can apply for these by clicking "Find out more". Please only apply for one course at a time. We offer courses at both our Brighton Central and West Durrington campuses.
Once we receive your application, it will be processed and you will hear from us regarding an interview within two weeks.
What should I expect at my interview?
Interviews take place from the middle to the end of term before the course is due to begin. Interviews take place in a group and are normally face-to-face. You should allocate a minimum of one hour for your interview. During the interview, you will get a taste of what the course is going to be like, and have an opportunity to ask questions.
After the interview, if successful you will be invited to enrol in the course.
How often are courses run?
We normally run a number of Level 2 courses each term (daytime and evening) and at least one Level 3 course each term.
Can I go straight to Level 3?
You can only start at Level 3 if you have already completed a Level 2 course that was not virtual. We particularly need you to have completed at least three formal skills sessions that were observed. These formal skills sessions need to have taken place face-to-face and not with a family member or friend.
If you have direct clinical experience of face-to-face work, where formal counselling skills have been used, and you have an understanding of the person-centred theory then you may also be considered for Level 3.
All of the above is subject to interview.
What about after Level 3?
Professional courses in Higher Education start at Level 4 and Level 5 and normally take over two years to complete. These courses are normally accredited by BACP or UCKP. They will normally require you to have a Level 2 and Level 3 counselling qualification with minimum 125 Guided learning hours as a pre-requisite for application. We discuss progression routes on the courses.
If you would like to find out more about a part-time professional course at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in contact with you shortly.