IODT have been delivering vocational and academic professional development programmes in the UK and overseas for over 18 years, more recently established an office in Luton, operated a branch in Qatar (Middle East) with further expansion in West Africa. We are experts in providing high quality accredited vocational training, and hold NCFE (National Certificate of Further Education), AIM Awards, CACHE, Anglia ESOL Centre Status ensuring our vocational qualifications are all accredited and internationally recognised.

Our diverse team of trainers both in the UK and overseas hold a vast pool of experience, knowledge and expertise in our vocational qualifications. We believe in the value of work-based learning to develop people at all levels from administration all the way up to senior management. We are able to provide for all of these levels as our vocational qualifications range from Level 1 to Level 7, allowing a progression from Awards to Diplomas.

As such our experienced team of staff are committed to helping the delegates make the most of their experience at IODT under the direction of its Founder and Co-Directors.

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling (QCF)

This course provides learners with an introduction to basic counselling. This qualification comprises of 2 mandatory units; Introduction to Counselling and First Steps in Counselling Theory.

* Introduction to Counselling provides a basic introduction to counselling and the use of counselling skills. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a basic knowledge of the counselling profession and an understanding of and ability to use basic counselling skills in a practical setting. It will be a useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role.

* First Steps in Counselling Theory provides a basic introduction to the roots of counselling theory. The aim of this unit is to show how theory underpins some of the skills identified and practised in the Introduction to Counselling unit. It also provides a basic understanding of the three main areas of counselling theory, and how learners can begin to relate to counselling practice.

Course cost £250.00


Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

This qualification is ideal for those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them. You will be taught to demonstrate the skills required to establish the therapeutic relationship as well as providing you with the knowledge and understanding of the three main core theories and theorists that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological problems and how they may be approached. The specialist skills and knowledge gained in this qualification will be applicable in a range of working contexts. It will enable learners to understand the need for a firm grasp of a coherent theoretical approach to counselling or supporting others.

This is particularly important prior to starting work in a supervised placement if learners progresses to Level 4.This qualification comprises three mandatory units; Developing Counselling Skills Towards

Reflective Practice and Counselling Theory.

Course Cost £2,500


Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice (QCF)

This course is aimed at learners whose qualification goal is to achieve professional status in counselling. It may also be appropriate for those working in roles where counselling skills are needed: for example, nursing, teaching, social work, voluntary sector, the police and armed forces.

This qualification enables learners to embark on practice working within an ethical framework and will develop an understanding of legal and ethical requirements. Learners are expected to make appropriate use of counselling supervision and evaluate their own work. The placement requirement in this qualification is essential to the personal and professional development of the practitioner.

This qualification comprises two mandatory units (Counselling Practicum and Embarking on Practice) and two optional unit groups that provide an opportunity to deepen theoretical knowledge of one of the core theories and also to focus on a particular context in the counselling profession:

Learners may progress onto the Level 5 Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling (QCF) and towards a professional qualification enabling students to work as a counselling practitioner.