The Foundation Certificate in Counselling – Course Programme

The year is divided into three modules:


Assessment is continuous and includes self, peer and tutor evaluation – as well as two written assignments of 2,000 words.

The Criteria for Successful Completion are as Follows:

  • A minimum attendance of 80% is mandatory for each term, but ideally 100%.
  • Completion of a personal development journal on a monthly basis.
  • Successful progression throughout the course including satisfactory progress in theoretical understanding, counselling skills practice, personal development and in relating theory to personal experience.
  • Submission of an end-of-term reflective view.
  • Attendance at an end-of-term tutorial with one of the course tutors.

Continuation of Training:

Upon successful completion of The Foundation Certificate in Counselling, you will be able to apply for a place on The Awareness Centre’s two-year Diploma in Integrative Counselling. The Autumn intake will be from September 2020. The Spring intake will be from April 2021. The major advantage of applying for a place on our Diploma is that in-house placements and supervision are offered as part of the course.