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"I am delighted to approve your application to deliver the BACP Approved Practitione​r Qualification - CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) in the pilot for 2020/21" - CPCAB.

Happy to say we have been selected to be part of this new and exciting venture with CPCAB, BACP and all the TC-L4 Diploma Candidates / Learners here at Coleshill Counselling Service.

CPCAB and BACP are very pleased to announce a new qualification partnership between the two organisations designed to support qualification standards and enhance the pathway to becoming a registered BACP counsellor.​

 The BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification scheme differs from BACP’s existing Accredited Course scheme in that the agreement is at

qualification level with the awarding organisation, not with the individual course provider. For BACP, this scheme represents a new way of working with qualification providers, rather than placing the onus upon individual training providers to apply for BACP course accreditation at centre level. To this end CPCAB have worked with BACP to map the current CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) to the requirements for BACP Qualification Approval. This ensures that it meets the high standards of both organisations in terms of content, curriculum, delivery, assessment and practice requirements. The qualification has also been mapped to the relevant BACP professional standards and competencies and the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Overview of the Pilot - Benefits to Candidates / Learners - 

Candidates who successfully complete an approved TC-L4 diploma will have the Certificate of Proficiency facilitated directly for them by their training provider and will be able to apply directly for Individual Registration with BACP. Candidates can also be reassured that their qualification has already been approved by BACP In this initial Pilot Phase. CPCAB are offering the approved qualification on a trial basis to a selection of CPCAB centres who wish to adopt the scheme for their upcoming 2020 delivery of the TC-L4. In this phase the qualification itself remains unchanged and candidates can expect to receive the same robust TC-L4 qualification they always have, with additional BACP resources available and a smooth transition to registration with BACP. They will also receive certification that includes both a CPCAB and BACP logo together with confirmation that they have completed a qualification that meets the standards of the BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification scheme.