How to become a child counsellor

How to become a child counsellor

Whether you’re starting your journey to train as a child counsellor from scratch, part-way through a course or making a transition from adult counselling, take your next step with Place2Be.

Being a qualified child counsellor

Choose your pathway below

Start your child counselling training

Start your child
counselling training

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Taster day

(1 day) The entry point to our qualifications and a prerequisite for all subsequent courses.

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Level 2

(8 days once a week) First step for those who have completed a Taster Day and have no prior counselling training.

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Level 3

(15 days once a week) Next step for Level 2 graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

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Counselling
placement

(1 day per week in term time)

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Postgraduate Diploma

(2 years part time plus placement) Next step for Level 3 graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

Qualified child counsellor

Qualified child counsellor

Masters

(1 year part time plus placement) Next step for Postgraduate Diploma graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

Start your child counselling training

Counsellors and therapists working with adults or in training at Level 4 and above

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Counselling placement

(1 day per week in term time)

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Level 4 conversion certificate

(9 days over 1 year plus weekly counselling placement)

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Level 5 conversion certificate

(9 days over 1 year plus weekly counselling placement)

Qualified child counsellor

Qualified child counsellor

arrow

Taster day

(1 day) The entry point to our qualifications and a prerequisite for all subsequent courses.

arrow

Level 2

(8 days once a week) First step for those who have completed a Taster Day and have no prior counselling training.

arrow

Level 3

(15 days once a week) Next step for Level 2 graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

arrow

Counselling
placement

(1 day per week in term time)

arrow

Postgraduate Diploma

(2 years part time plus placement) Next step for Level 3 graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

Qualified child counsellor

Qualified child counsellor

Masters

(1 year part time plus placement) Next step for Postgraduate Diploma graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

arrow

Counselling placement

(1 day per week in term time)

arrow

Level 4 conversion certificate

(9 days over 1 year plus weekly counselling placement)

arrow

Level 5 conversion certificate

(9 days over 1 year plus weekly counselling placement)

Qualified child counsellor

Qualified child counsellor

Masters

(1 year part time plus placement) Next step for Postgraduate Diploma graduates from Place2Be or elsewhere who have completed a Taster Day.

Qualified child counsellor

Qualified child counsellor