Level 6 JMC/Aim Awards Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

(Informed by Research)


Beginning Wednesday 4th September 2019

from 6pm - 10pm

      Equivalent to Degree Level

What will you research?

This qualification is 

Informed by Research, and is equivalent to degree level


You can choose whatever interests you within the field of counselling

Year one

Year one will consist of two modules:


1. Counselling Supervision, Ethical and Legal issues; duration 45 GLH


2. Research in counselling 75 GLH

Take a break!

Students can exit after successful completion of year one, with your level 5 qualification, you can take a break and come back whenever suits, or simply continue on to year two of the level 6 Diploma

Year Two

Year two will consists of

Counselling research and dissertation of 10 & 12 thousand words


Your reseach will help you become an expert in your field

This qualification is fully accredited through the Regulatory Credit Framework (RQF). Successful graduates can apply to gain access on to the governments Accredited Register (AR).

Entry Requirement: Students must hold a minimum of a level 4/5 in Counselling

Its Coming!!

Are you trained to this level?

Many professional bodies, employers, and the general public, are advocating that entry into the counselling profession should be set at degree level, or equivilant to degree level, which is level 6. In fact, in England, Scotland, NI, Wales and the Republic of Ireland, many employers will not accept counsellors who are not trained to this level.

In 2013, the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), stated that: ‘Counsellor and psychotherapist education may be accessed via universities, institutes of further and higher education, and independent providers.’ In addition, these recommendations outline that: ‘As those entering the counselling and/or psychotherapy fields require understanding of a complex body of knowledge, clinical skills, self-awareness, analytical techniques and problem-solving skills, and the ability to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions to reach sound independent judgements, it is likely that they will need to be qualified to at least the level of a bachelor's degree with honours (level 6 on The framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland…’ (p.1).


Reference: The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. (2013). Subject benchmark statement: Counselling and psychotherapy. Available: Available: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/Subject-benchmark-statement-counselling-psychotherapy.pdf  [Last accessed 02/04/2018].









                 Albert Ellis



To apply for this course,

please complete the form directly below.


JMC Level 6 Application form.doc
Microsoft Word document [98.0 KB]
Aim Specification L5 and 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [657.7 KB]

Joseph Coney FNSC, MSSc

MBACP (Snr Accred) 

Counsellor & Supervisor

Welcome to JMC Counselling & Training

JMC Counselling offer 15 week 60 hours modules in various contexts


Each module forms a quarter of a professional Diploma in Counselling


There are NO externally    examinations with regards to each 60 hour module only


Modules include:






Children & Young People


Brief Therapy


There are many more, please visit our 'seminars' page for a full list of modules available



JMC Counselling & Training can deliver any of the above modules offsite at your organisations venue. Please call for further details



JMC Counselling & Training

60 Cluaneo Meadows Coalisland

Co. Tyrone BT71 5EN

Tel: 028 8774 6582


Email: jmccounselling@btinternet.com


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