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    I'm currently doing level 3 CPCAB counselling and hope to move onto the level 4 Diploma 2 year course from September (2018). Thus I wanted to know the ins and outs once I qualify for doing a degree.

    I contacted the Open University and they say, that once you have the Diploma you can cross over to their course (X09?) and complete the study 2, and thus you don't have to do the first year - study 1 to make the Diploma up to a Degree.

    Here's the run down just in case anyone wants to know about the levels of the CPCAB courses-

    Level 1 (1 yr)- Introduction to counselling - not needed unless you want to.
    Level 2 (1 yr)- Learn all the skills of counselling - most start here, you have to have this to progress. I think this is a GCSE equivalent
    Level 3 (1 yr)- More about the theory-you need this to progress - A Level equivalent
    Level 4 (2 yr) - the Diploma course and qualification as a generalised counsellor ( you would need to specialise for specific areas which takes 1 year). Once qualified you need to get accreditation with the BCAP which is through a test.

    Cross over to OU for the degree in 1 year - I presume this would be level 5

    There is level 6 and 7 which are the specialised grades.

    PS the BCAP courses take 1 years less, are more expensive but you wouldn't need to do the test after qualifying.
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