The Foundation Certificate in Counselling

Learn about and gain first-hand experience in counselling with our Foundation Certificate.

If you’re thinking about changing your career, taking on voluntary work, enhancing your career prospects, or taking the first step to becoming a professional counsellor, our one-year, part-time Foundation Certificate could be the perfect course for you.

What you’ll learn:

  • Develop your interpersonal and communication skills
  • Develop your self-awareness
  • Improve your interactions with others 

Is the Foundation Certificate right for me?

The Foundation Certificate course is suitable for many careers, particularly those where interpersonal and communication skills are important in building great relationships with your colleagues and clients.

In particular, the careers that would be excellently suited to the skills learned on the Foundation Certificate course are: 

  • HR professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Learning and development specialists 
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers 

And many more. 

How to enrol

The next intake is:

• September 2021

PLEASE NOTE: All training and interview workshops are currently online, to ensure the safety of students and staff. The Training School will return to face to face as soon as possible, following the guidance from the UK Government, Public Health England and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Course Details

The Foundation Certificate is a one-year, part-time course.

Depending on the intake, the Foundation Certificate will run on either weekday evenings and/or weekends at our Training School in Clapham or Tooting.  The course fee is £2150.

Next Intakes

  • September 2021 to July 2022 – Wednesday evenings at TAC Clapham
  • January 2022 to November 2022 – Weekends at TAC Clapham

What Does The Course Include?

The course comprises 100 guided learning hours and consists of three modules. 

The Foundation Certificate in Counselling is delivered over 11 months, and has both weekend and weekday evening options available, to suit your schedule:

Learning at Weekends
Attend once a month, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00-16:00.

Learning on Weekday Evenings
Attend once a week, 18:00-21:00.

Book Your Interview

To start enrolment, the first step is to book an interview:

September 2021 to July 2022 –
Wednesday evenings, Clapham

Limited places available

January to November 2022 –
Weekends at TAC Clapham.

Enrolment not yet available.


Next Intakes

Wednesdays, September 2021 to July 2022.
Application deadline 30th June 2021.

Limited places available – Book now

Weekends, January 2022 to November 2022.
Application deadline 3rd November 2021.

Further Information

For further information, please email please contact our Training Administrator Dan Smith on [email protected] or call 020 8673 4545.