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It starts with a FREE Level 3 qualification and the career you’ve always wanted.

If your career goal is to work as a Counsellor or Therapy Practitioner register your interest now to get started.

There are great job prospects for people who take this course. In the UK, there will be 531,000 people working in counselling in 2027, which is 5,000 more than in 2020. 

This means that by 2027, there will be almost 500 more jobs in the North West.

These courses lead on to our Lancaster University and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) courses and you'll receive a free £500 bursary if you continue to study at the University Centre Blackburn College!

Progress on to this higher education course and you’ll receive a free £500 bursary!


Who qualifies for the funding?

This course is available on Adult Education Budget (AEB) for anyone. All they need to do is confirm they want to continue on to our Lancaster University accredited Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Foundation Degree FdA.

Adults starting an Entry Level to Level 3 course will be eligible to apply for a wide range of financial support including: We’ve highlighted some examples of what they could receive…

  • Receive payments up to the value of £500*
    *Eligibility criteria applies. £500 example based on Full Time eligible student benefiting from any of the following; stationary, loaned IT equipment and travel support
  • 90% of Term Time Childcare costs for 20+ year olds**
  • FREE childcare if you are under 20 years old, for more information visit Care to Learn.
  • Council Tax support**

**Eligibility criteria applies

All funds are dependent on attendance and progress on your course and all funds are limited.

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.