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Counselling training and placements

Counselling training and placements

We equip people with the skills and experience they need to support children and young people. 

Our child counselling courses, qualifications and placements in schools are informed by over 25 years of experience delivering mental health services. We also offer a Bursary Pathway for applicants who may face financial barriers when applying for our qualifications.

Become a child counsellor

Make a real difference to children's lives. See what your next step is, whether you're starting your child counselling training from scratch or partway through a course.

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Our counselling qualifications

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Taster day

The starting point for all our child counselling courses. Experience what it is like to be a children's counsellor.

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Introduction to Child Counselling Skills (Level 2 Award)

This award will introduce you to the skills and theory you need to work therapeutically with children and young people.

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Intermediate Child Counselling Skills (Level 3 Certificate)

Develop your skills and theory as a child counsellor. Once complete, you can apply for one of our child Counselling Placements.

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Level 4 Diploma in School-Based Child Counselling

This one-year intensive course will allow you to qualify as a counsellor in 12 months and includes placement experience in a Place2Be Partner School.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children in Schools

Gain the expertise and experience you need to become a qualified child counsellor.

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Child Counselling Skills for Adult Counsellors (Level 5 Certificate)

This Certificate will build advanced counselling knowledge and play skills to work therapeutically with children and young people.

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Counselling Supervision Certificate (Level 6 Certificate)

Designed for experienced counsellors, our Certificate enables clinicians to practice as clinical supervisors in line with ethical standards.

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Our Bursary Pathway

Are you passionate about training to work therapeutically with children and young people but need some help to fund your training? Our bursary funding is here to support you.

Learn more about our Bursary Pathway

Placements and alumni

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Counselling Placements

We offer child Counselling Placements in schools for counsellors and therapists across the UK.

Find out about our Counselling Placements

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Mental Health Professionals Network

Have you trained with us or been on one of our child Counselling Placements? Stay up to date with our latest opportunities.

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