There are some minimal entry requirements designed to ensure all students fully understand what they are about to undertake and are prepared for their studies. All students on the award will need to have completed
Completion of these two courses will ensure that students are able to apply to a training provider for an interview for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, which is part of the OU FD in Counselling and comprises the main element of their work-based learning. It is important to note that progression on to the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma is not an automatic process and is dependent upon a successful interview with the training provider.
Please be aware that progression from the two counselling courses (theory and skills) on to the CPCAB Level 4 is not automatic and all students will be interviewed by the individual training centre to ensure they are ready for this course. It is vital that all students who complete this award are fit to work as a counsellor and so additional requirements are necessary beyond academic achievement, as is common with all such training. Whilst many students who have completed these courses (including the discontinued OU module D171) will have the necessary experience to progress some students may need to take additional steps to ensure they are ready for the commitment that is required for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma (and indeed, future work as a counsellor).
Interviews for places on the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma will include consideration of the following.
The need to:
It is important therefore that you prepare yourself for such an interview and ensure that you adequately meet these requirements. There are three key elements that definitely need to be addressed (especially if you wish to use the completion of the discontinued OU module D171 to meet the entry requirements) - should you wish to continue your training to become a professional counsellor and these include:
There are a number of ways you can do this to enhance your chances of success in securing a place on a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma (assuming you do not already have such experience):