• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Interpersonal and Counselling Skills course from Leeds Beckett University will help to develop the knowledge and skills relevant to existing employment and/or progression to professional counsellor training. You'll study psychology, academic, personal and skills development, and the application of theory and skills to the workplace.


Our course can lead to a range of careers in related counselling fields including youth counselling, advice and guidance counselling, the voluntary sector, consultancy, nursing, social work, education and the probation service.

  • Counsellor
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Psychotherapist

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Person-Centred Counselling Skills
  • Personal and Professional Awareness and Development
  • Personal Development
  • Reflective Practice
  • Theories of Therapy 1 Psychological Foundations
  • Theory and Practice of Counselling and Interpersonal Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants should normally have English Language GCSE grade C or an equivalent award and have passed an A-level or equivalent award. No previous training or experience is required. 
  • However, it is advantageous if you have worked/are working in the caring and helping professions or other areas of work where the value of communication and inter-personal skills is recognised.
  • All suitable candidates will be invited to attend an applicant session after being made an offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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