Learn how to help others with a rewarding career in counselling.

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If you want to help people live healthy, happy lives our counselling courses will give you the grounding to thrive in this rewarding industry. 

Our qualifications are for those who dream of working within the field of the counselling professions, whether that is in the private, voluntary, independent or statutory sectors, and we’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice within a range of primary care. 

With a growing demand for well-trained, dedicated staff to help counselling and mental health services, there has never been a more exciting time to prepare for a career in this field. 



As a student of our School of Counselling and Education, you’ll be based at our Shena Simon Campus, which is located in the heart of Manchester city centre and close to public transport links.

Our goal is to help you to secure employment or that much sought-after promotion when you graduate, enabling you to work in a range of sectors to support people be their become their best selves. Our tutors are experienced professionals who've done it before and know what it's like to work in industry. So, if you want to benefit from smaller class sizes and one-to-one support when it’s needed, look no further.  

We also understand that you have a life and commitments away from your studies, which is why our courses are delivered in a way that will enable you to strike the right balance for you. A great deal of our offer is part-time and designed to accompany and complement your current role or work placement, enabling you to make an immediate impact as you apply what you are learning into practice. 


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Our staff are experts in their field and hold a varied range of professional and industry experience. Their support and dedication ensure you are guided, supported and encouraged to learn and achieve within Counselling.

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Based at our Shena Simon campus, located close to Manchester Piccadilly, we have a range of facilities that will help give you a great student experience. This includes a refectory serving hot and cold food, a spacious open plan Library with access to IT facilities, including Lapsafes that provide self-service laptops, and plenty of spaces in which you will be able to catch-up with friends. 

In addition to these communal facilities, we will be improving your teaching spaces aligning them more closely with those environments that you will work in when you start your career. These facilities will provide you with access to everything you will see once you enter the workforce, giving you the best possible chance to prepare for a future career. 

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