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York College

This course is a York St John University validated bridging programme.

The course is designed for students who have a basic awareness of counselling and who intend to develop their understanding and skills in order to work more effectively as helpers.

Providing that the applicant has a relevant degree, this certificate provides a route into the professionally accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling at York St John University. Please contact the York St John Admissions Department for further information about the different routes into counselling that they provide.

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
An 'Introduction to Counselling' course would be advantageous.
A willingness to be open and to share the learning process with others is important.
Enthusiasm and commitment are also important.

Dates and Times

Start date: 19 Sep 2017

End date: 17th Apr 2018

Time: 13.00 - 16.30 or 17.30 - 21.00

Day: Tue

Course Content

The course comprises two modules:

Module 1 is designed to deepen awareness of core values and beliefs within a person-centred approach to counselling.

Module 2 is designed to consolidate skills development informed by the person-centred approach, through theoretical approaches.

Skills practice and demonstration of effectiveness are emphasised.


A portfolio of evidence, skills assessment and a reflective evaluation essay.


If you have previously attained a degree and successfully completed this programme, you could progress onto the PG Dip/MA in Counselling.

Course Fees

The cost of this course in 2016 was £1,300 but this may change in 2017.

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details. 

How to Apply

Applications should be made to the College and you may be required to have an interview. You can apply online on the web page of your chosen course, collect an application form from the College, or request a paper or PDF copy from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01904 770400.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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