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This diploma provides an introduction to general psychological principles for those looking for a career in health, social services or counselling. It won’t allow you to be registered as a counsellor or practise counselling, but it will equip you with a basic knowledge of relevant psychology issues and counselling skills.
This diploma will suit those who have been away from study for some time, or who wish to staircase into the higher diploma or degree levels.
Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.
Approximate total cost for the full qualification based on 2015 fee information. This does not include annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.
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You must read the information provided within the Qualification Structure table, which details the order in which courses must be studied to complete a valid qualification.