The Wolfson Place2Be Bursary

The Wolfson Place2Be Bursary

Place2Be is committed to building a diverse talent pipeline to ensure that our frontline staff are representative of the communities we work within.


To mark our 25th anniversary, we announced 25 bursaries to encourage people from under-represented groups in the counselling profession, or those who require financial support, to train with Place2Be.

These bursaries have been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Wolfson Foundation, an independent, grant-making charity which aims to improve the civic health of society through education and research.



Bursary Details

  • There are 10 bursaries available for the Level 2 Award, 14 for the Level 3 Certificate and one for the Postgraduate Diploma.
  • There is a £100 fee to be paid by successful applicants upon acceptance of a bursary – this will cover CPCAB registration and administrative costs.
  • The Level 2 and Level 3 bursaries will cover 100% of the course fees, and the Postgraduate Diploma bursary will cover 80% of the course fees.
  • There is additional funding for bursary recipients to support transport and resource costs.
  • The bursary can be applied to any Level 2, Level 3 or Postgraduate Diploma course starting in 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a bursary you must meet all of the following criteria;

  • A UK resident
  • Able to demonstrate that you are in genuine financial need
  • Able to demonstrate that you are currently involved in, or planning to work in, the field of children’s emotional well-being or counselling
  • Meet all entry requirements for the course you apply for
  • Be able to attend the course in full at the location and dates specified

We will ask for supporting evidence to confirm your address, financial details and previous counselling qualifications. Full details on this can be found in the Terms and Conditions.


Applications will be open between Tuesday 1st September 2020 and Sunday 11th October 2020 at 11.59pm.

To be considered for a bursary you must complete and submit an application form via the website. The application will ask for your contact details, financial information, and motivation for studying counselling.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to declare your income and need for financial support. Candidates who are offered a bursary will be asked to provide supporting documents. This can be in the form of:

Proof of address (provide one of the following)

  • Utility or Council Tax bill (from the past 3 months)
  • Bank statement (from the past 3 months)
  • Tax assessment
  • Photographic ID (e.g. driver’s license)
  • Mortgage statement
  • Certificate of voter registration
  • NHS Medical Card or Local GP Registration Confirmation

Financial Information (provide all relevant documents from the list below)

  • Payslips (from the last 3 months) for relevant persons
  • HMRC Tax statements if self employed
  • Confirmation of any means-tested benefits or allowances (from the last 3 months)
  • Confirmation of school meal entitlement (from the current academic year)
  • Confirmation of free prescriptions

You will not be asked for supporting documents prior to a bursary offer.



Next Steps

After the closing date, applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified by email whether their application has been shortlisted.

Those who are successful at this stage will be asked to submit a short video (3-5 minutes duration), discussing their motivation for joining the course, and how the bursary would help them.

Those applying for a Level 3 Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma may be asked to complete a course application and attend a course interview to confirm they meet all of the requirements for their chosen course, if they have not done so already.

All candidates must be able to attend a Taster Day if they have not done so already.

Please take the time to read the Bursary FAQs (PDF 226KB) and the full Terms and Conditions (PDF 317KB).