Counselling & Psychotherapy College Announces IACP accreditation of BSc Degree Course
Clondalkin, Dublin: PCI College, a part-time private education provider specialising in counselling and psychotherapy training courses, ranging from Undergraduate to Postgraduate Level, announced that they have successfully had their Dublin West weekend BSc (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy course accredited by the IACP. After working closely with the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) for many months the college is delighted to have received this recognition for the BSc (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy course in this centre which is now fully accredited by the IACP until 2024.
Of the college’s big announcement, Programme leader, Gael Kilduff said “We’re very happy to have successfully reached an agreement with the IACP, ensuring that we can offer prospective students a fully accredited course well into the future. This guarantees that students attending this course meet all the requirements of the IACP, Ireland’s largest regulator of counselling and psychotherapy. We look forward to working closely with the IACP over the next few months as we continue the journey to BSc (hons) accreditation for all our centres”.
A key factor in PCI College seeking accreditation with the IACP is the incoming changes to counselling and psychotherapy regulation, laid out by Minister for Health Simon Harris in 2016. These changes seek to regulate the profession, ensuring that the public will have access to a pool of counsellors who have been adequately trained and are thus fully qualified to deal with any client issues. Up until recently, the IACP only accredited Diploma-level courses. However, following Minister Harris’ announcement, a move has been made to increase their range of course accreditation. PCI College is pleased to be one of the first education providers in Ireland to successfully have their accreditation upgraded to degree level by the IACP. In the interest of providing both robust qualifications for students, and fully capable counsellors and psychotherapists for the public, PCI College is fully committed to working closely with the IACP in the future.
About PCI College: Founded over 25 years ago, PCI College is the leading provider of counselling and psychotherapy courses in Ireland. The college provides a variety of options for students in training, including Personal Development workshops, Continuing Professional Development workshops, foundational Certificate courses, and Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. PCI College’s HQ can be found in Clondalkin, Dublin West, and the college has venues in Athlone, Belfast, Cork, Dublin City, Kilkenny and Limerick.