Accredited Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) Applicants

Although many people join Minster Centre courses at Counselling skills or Foundation level or for the first year of our professional training courses (Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma or MA) it is also possible to have some aspects of your previous prior learning or experience recognised which will exempt you from identified elements of a course.

APEL Policy

BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling

There is no APEL option for applications to the BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling beyond the first year. This is because the first year forms such a substantial part of the accredited course and includes more than a third of the teaching hours. Students who join the professional training beyond the first year or join at the start of the MA cannot opt to take the BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling. Students who join in the second year of professional training or join the MA may be able to submit evidence to BACP of their previous training and the training they undertake at the Centre in as part of their submission for BACP Registration or Accreditation. Applicants in this situation are advised to look at the BACP website for information about accreditation and consult with BACP membership services.

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