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WGU ten years

Dip HE


in Wales for assessment and feedback*

450 hours

of face-to-face contact with the programme team


in the Teaching Excellence Framework

UCAS code: N/A

Year of entry: 2019 2020

UCAS Tariff:

Duration: 2YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?

There is a high demand for professional counsellors following moves to professionalise the field in the UK coupled with the enshrining of counselling in schools by Welsh Government policy.


The course:

  • is aimed at providing you with a general professional qualification in counselling
  • will help anyone working in related professions by adding valuable understanding and skills
  • is first in Wales for assessment and feedback (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS 2018 data)
  • will prepare you to work with adult clients
  • includes clinical placements
  • is grounded in the person-centred approach allowing you to provide empathic, authentic relationships which will develop effective therapeutic interaction
  • emphasises the personal development, self-awareness and psychological maturity of the trainee
  • develops the ability to write and practice reflectively, to apply theory in practice, to understand and apply ethical principles in your work, and professionalism in practice
  • provides 450 face to face contact hours over 2 years


If you would like a taster of the subject before committing to the full diploma, then you may also be interested in our short course Introduction to Counselling.


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