CPCAB Level 4 Residential Course

A truly unique blended course

Welcome to an exciting journey of self-discovery and professional growth! Are you ready to embark on a transformative experience unlike any other?

Our BACP approved, residential CPCAB Level 4 course offers a unique blend of online learning and immersive retreats, designed to equip you with the qualifications you need join BACP, become a professional counsellor, and, at the same time, enjoy an unforgettable learning adventure.

With seven long weekends at the picturesque Nanpantan Hall, nestled near the charming town of Loughborough, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and serene landscapes. With private use of the house all weekend for our group, it offers the perfect setting for introspection, learning, and personal growth. 

But that’s not all!

As this is a blended course, you’ll engage in dynamic online classes every two weeks, connecting with fellow participants from across the UK. It’s more than just a course; it’s a community, a support system, and an opportunity to forge lasting relationships with like-minded individuals.

By the end of the two-year journey, you’ll emerge not only with a CPCAB Level 4 qualification and automatic entry to the BACP, but also with a deeper understanding of yourself, enriched by the experiences and connections you’ve made along the way.

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in counselling or simply seeking personal growth, this course offers something truly special.

Join us and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Discover more about yourself, build lasting relationships, and experience the beauty of Nanpantan Hall. Your journey starts here!

“I am just finishing my second year (level 3) with Astranti Connect and have been so incredibly happy with my studies and time learning here. We have had an incredible, inspirational and thoroughly knowledgeable tutor with whom we have all come to greatly respect (and adore) and as a group we constantly remark about how far we have all come both in personal development and knowledge. I could not recommend highly enough the experience I have had here and am incredibly appreciative of the professionalism, high quality of teaching and support and also the delivery of our course.”

E.W

CPCAB Level 3 student, March 2023

“I have really enjoyed this course. The online format has made it possible for me to attend. The teaching has been clear and supportive. I’ve been surprised at how in-depth this level 2 course has been – I feel really well equipped to continue down this path and learn more.

Naomi Mcleod

CPCAB Level 2 student, March 2023

CPCAB Level 4 Course

Focused on you

Experienced tutors supporting you at every stage

Small group sizes so tutors are always on hand

Added to an active online community for peer support

Level 4 Counselling Course

A one-of-a-kind course

Seven five-day weekends cater for immersive learning

Connect with your peers and build lasting relationships

Tranquil setting that enhances your learning experience

CPCAB Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counseling

Study with confidence

Course approved by CPCAB and recognised by BACP

Over 8 years of CPCAB teaching experience

Supported by the Astranti group with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8

An experience to remember…

A truly unique personal development space

Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Loughborough, Nanpantan Hall stands as a beacon of exclusivity and elegance. The historic mansion exudes charm and sophistication, offering a truly unique setting for counselling training in the UK.

With its timeless architecture and tranquil ambiance, Nanpantan Hall provides an idyllic retreat for aspiring therapists to immerse themselves in their studies and personal growth.

Steeped in history and nestled within acres of pristine countryside, Nanpantan Hall offers more than just a venue; it provides an immersive experience that fosters learning, reflection, and connection.

You’ll not only receive top-tier education but also find yourself enveloped in a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility, creating memories and forging friendships that will last a lifetime.

A truly unique personal development space

Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Loughborough, Nanpantan Hall stands as a beacon of exclusivity and elegance. The historic mansion exudes charm and sophistication, offering a truly unique setting for counselling training in the UK.

With its timeless architecture and tranquil ambiance, Nanpantan Hall provides an idyllic retreat for aspiring therapists to immerse themselves in their studies and personal growth.

Steeped in history and nestled within acres of pristine countryside, Nanpantan Hall offers more than just a venue; it provides an immersive experience that fosters learning, reflection, and connection.

You’ll not only receive top-tier education but also find yourself enveloped in a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility, creating memories and forging friendships that will last a lifetime.

Easily accessible, wherever you’re coming from

Nanpantan Hall, situated in Loughborough, Leicestershire, offers a convenient location and easy accessibility to individuals across the UK and beyond!

Its proximity to major motorways, including the M1, and East Midlands Airport simplifies travel for students.

Loughborough also benefits from excellent public transport links, with frequent train services to London, Birmingham and Nottingham, as well as local bus routes connecting to Nanpantan Hall, ensuring a convenient journey for all.

Nanpantan Hall

A blended course like no other

Embarking on our residential Level 4 course promises a transformative journey towards becoming a skilled counsellor, enriched by its innovative blend of in-person and online learning experiences.

Spread across seven immersive five-day weekends over two years, the residential component offers an unparalleled opportunity for deep engagement and connection with both peers and tutors. These extended residential periods not only foster a supportive learning environment but also allow for meaningful exploration and practice of counselling techniques in a serene and exclusive setting.

Complementing the residential weekends are live online evening classes held every two weeks, ensuring continuous learning and support. By blending traditional face-to-face interactions with the convenience of remote learning, our course empowers students to embark on their counselling journey with confidence and adaptability, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their future practice.

blended CPCAB level 4 course
blended CPCAB level 4 course

A blended course like no other

Embarking on our residential Level 4 course promises a transformative journey towards becoming a skilled counsellor, enriched by its innovative blend of in-person and online learning experiences.

Spread across seven immersive five-day weekends over two years, the residential component offers an unparalleled opportunity for deep engagement and connection with both peers and tutors. These extended residential periods not only foster a supportive learning environment but also allow for meaningful exploration and practice of counselling techniques in a serene and exclusive setting.

Complementing the residential weekends are live online evening classes held every two weeks, ensuring continuous learning and support. By blending traditional face-to-face interactions with the convenience of remote learning, our course empowers students to embark on their counselling journey with confidence and adaptability, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in their future practice.

Your home away from home

Set in an idyllic location, Nanpantan Hall boasts 26 charming rooms, sixteen of which feature en-suite facilities, ensuring comfort and convenience during your stay. The venue also offers disabled access throughout, making it accessible to all.

Throughout the 35 residential course days, you’ll enjoy a delightful vegetarian menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, promising not just an enriching learning experience but also a culinary treat.

It’s an ideal setting that combines tranquillity with practicality, creating the perfect backdrop for your focused learning.

What you’ll learn…

Our Level 4 residential course equips you with both practical and theoretical skills essential for a successful career as a professional counsellor. Whether you’re aiming for roles in a counselling agency or setting up your own practice, this course provides the necessary preparation. As a BACP approved course, when you complete it you’ll automatically gain entry without any further assessment.

Let’s take a peek at some of the skills you’ll develop on this journey…

“I have really enjoyed the course I have completed. The materials, content and tutor support were all excellent. The feedback provided was timely and constructive. I would happily recommend Astrani Connect, so much so I have already signed up for the next level!”

Cheryl Manning

CPCAB Level 2 student, October 2022

More about our course content…

At the heart of our curriculum lies the Person-Centred approach, a cornerstone of modern counselling philosophy pioneered by Carl Rogers. In your first year, we delve deep into the principles and techniques of Person-Centred Counselling, exploring its core concepts such as empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. Through experiential learning and reflective practice, you will cultivate the foundational skills necessary to establish authentic connections and foster genuine client-centered relationships.

As you progress into your second year, our curriculum expands to encompass a broader spectrum of therapeutic modalities.

You will be introduced to influential approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Coaching and Solution-focused therapy. Each model will be carefully unpacked, allowing you to grasp its underlying theory, techniques, and applications. The aim is to give you a overview of many of the key therapeutic approaches to allow you to go on to learn more about those that fit best with your own approach and personality post-qualification.

Our emphasis goes beyond mere theoretical understanding. We believe in the power of integration – the art of synthesising various therapeutic modalities within a Person-Centred framework. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and supervised practice, you will learn how to seamlessly blend different approaches to tailor your interventions according to the unique needs and preferences of each client.

Ultimately, our goal is to empower you with the skills and insights to facilitate meaningful change and growth in the lives of others. Whether you aspire to work in clinical settings, community outreach programs, or private practice, our course provides a solid foundation and a nurturing environment for your professional development. Join us on this enriching journey as we explore the dynamic intersection of theory, practice, and personal transformation in the field of counselling.

Seminar subscription included for free!

With two live sessions every month, our seminars cover lots of really interesting topics and offer plentiful opportunities for collaboration, sharing, and questions. A combination of our in-house tutors and expert guest speakers brings a wide range of experience and expertise to each session.

What’s more, you’ll also be able to access our entire backlog of recorded sessions. 

Typically worth £300 a year when purchased individually, you’ll have full access to our seminars for the duration of your course. Learn more.

How you’ll earn your qualification

The great thing about undertaking a CPCAB course is that it’s recognised nationally and focused on helping you become the best counsellor you can be!

CPCAB courses are formally recognised by BACP (the UK’s leading counselling membership body), so the 420 formal learning hours you pick up on this course will count towards the 450 minimum hours of training required for membership. Membership of an organisation like BACP (or equivalent body) is vital if you wish to become a respected counsellor and work for organisations such as the NHS.

To pass the course, you have to prove competence in a variety of key counselling skills. This is primarily assessed through coursework alongside tutor observation as you progress through the course – the tutor will gain evidence through observing you as you undertake counselling sessions. In addition, you will need to provide records of peer feedback, evidence of personal therapy and reports from supervisors.

You will also need practical counselling experience in order to achieve your diploma but don’t worry; we’re here to help. We understand finding placements can be challenging. That’s why we have created relationships with many counselling practices to help you find a placement that’s right for you. So that’s one less thing to worry about!

Finally, at the end of the course, you will also need to hand in your coursework documents. These include client case studies, a learning review, a self-review, case presentations, client & supervision records, two assignment and a report from your placement. This will then be reviewed and assessed by CPCAB.

You will obtain your qualification and automatically be enrolled into the BACP’s register of members after you have demonstrated your competence, passed your assessments, and completed your required practice hours.

Astranti Connect Level 4 Course

Our team of experienced tutors knows what it takes to make it as a counsellor. After all, they’re all qualified counsellors themselves and continue to be trained regularly in our tutor development programme! Head to our tutor page to meet the level 4 tutors for your course.

What our students say

Please see our testimonials page for our latest student reviews. Here are a couple of examples:

“I’m currently on the Counselling Skills Level 2 course and so far the course has been really interesting. The tutors are welcoming, kind and knowledgeable and we have already learned a lot about active listening skills. They give detailed constructive feedback every week, both written and verbal, on how we are doing. Really looking forward to the rest of the course!

Catherine Razzell

CPCAB Level 2 Student, April 2023

“I have been with Astranti for a course now and have signed up to a second! The tutors and staff are incredible! Would recommend to anyone looking at going into Counselling.

Emma Brown

CPCAB Level 2 Student, April 2022

Course Timetable

Starting in October 2024, our residential course offers a unique and flexible training experience. It consists of seven long weekend sessions and two online sessions per month over two years. This format is ideal for those seeking a distinctive training experience or who do not have a counselling training centre nearby. For the full course dates, please refer to our course timetable below.

Join our course

At Astranti Connect, we understand the importance of providing affordable and flexible study options that cater to your needs and lifestyle.

With our instalment plan, you can spread the cost of your course over 40 months, interest-free.

Depending on your preferences and availability, you can choose between our evening and daytime options at one of our five locations around the UK, including Bristol, Devon, Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Sheffield.

£298/month

Course costs
£7,742 (our course) + £718 (CPCAB fees)
Total payable: £8,460

Accommodation & Catering costs
Total payable: £4,460

Payment options:
Instalment plan: £1000 deposit + 40x monthly payments of £298
Full payment: £1000 deposit + 1x payment of £11,920

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Need help choosing your course?

If you’re thinking about joining one of our Level 4 Fast Track Courses, but still have questions you need answers to, why not book a 1-2-1 call with one of our course advisors?

Our course advisors are on hand to help you with any queries that you may have about our courses, and our 1-2-1 calls are completely free.

To book your call, find a time slot that suits you on our 1-2-1 booking calendars below: