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Course 5The Chrysalis Higher Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Training (Informed by Research) (H.Dip Psy C.)

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  • Course Length: 6 months in addition to Level 5  

    Students on Level 5 who have completed their taught modules but not their placement hours may be able to start their research project simultaneously with their Level 5 placement work.

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Course introduction

Successful candidates in this Counselling Training will achieve an AIM Awards Level 6 Higher Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Informed By Research)



  • All the benefits of our level 5 Course plus:
  • Gain a Level 6 Higher Diploma (H.Dip Psy.C)
  • Undertake an exciting supervised research project of your own
  • Gain a Higher Education qualification on the RQF
  • Prepare yourself for postgraduate studies quickly


Requirements: Successfully completing this course requires the successful completion of Course 4, with which it shares common units.  You must be enrolled on Course 4 in order to apply to do Course 5.

Applications for Course 5 from students who have successfully completed an equivalent Level 5 training elsewhere can be considered. Satisfactory evidence of 100 hours clinical practice in the form of supervisors’ and placement providers’ reports will be required.

In addition to Level 5, this course requires you to complete a research project in the field of counselling.

You’ll be provided with the skills you need to carry out research in the counselling field, such as undertaking a literature review and producing a research proposal and you’ll be able to submit an academic research project to gain your qualification.

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