Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Leeds Beckett University

24 months
3500 GBP/year
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This Counselling and Psychotherapy course from Leeds Beckett University will enable you to become a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. It will provide you with the accredited training required to become registered with the BACP and be professionally recognised as a counsellor. 

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You will gain an understanding of relational theory and practice and will learn how to apply your therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy skills with clients. Through clinical practice, you will identify your strengths and areas for development, ensuring you become a capable and self-reflective practitioner.

We help you find a suitable work placement where you will have client contact on a weekly basis and totalling 100 hours. You will also undertake 20 hours of personal counselling from a network of professional counsellors approved by our University.


This Counselling and Psychotherapy course from Leeds Beckett University  can lead to a range of careers in related counselling fields including youth counselling, advice and guidance, the voluntary sector, consultancy, NHS, social work, education, and private practice. You could turn your PG Dip into a masters and gain valuable research experience to inform your practice by studying the MA Psychotherapy at our University.  

  • Counsellor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Personal & Professional Development 
  • Relational Framework
  • Therapeutic Skills 
  • Becoming a Therapist
  • Therapeutic Process & Supervision

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree and have completed a face to face Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent (including at least 90 hours counselling skills practice training).
  • All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; you can download our reference template for completion. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis.  

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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