Leading distance learning provider Oxbridge has revealed this week that it has achieved National Counselling Society quality approved training recognition across three of its online counselling courses.  A first for the industry, Oxbridge is now the only online learning platform in the UK to have courses that have achieved official quality approval and accreditation from the NCS.

The official association of choice for the NHS, the National Counselling Society is highly-regarded for the well-equipped and skilled therapists it trains. 

After rigorous quality checks, Oxbridge’s three online counselling courses (Counselling Skills Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate, Counselling Skills Level 3 NCFE CACHE Diploma, Advanced Counselling Level 4 Diploma) exceeded the standards of the NCS, gaining its official stamp of approval. Its all-new quality-checked status reiterates the courses’ commitment to following NCS’s code of ethics, which governs counsellor-client relationships.

Without a traditional bricks and mortar classroom, navigating and differentiating between online courses can be tough; official accreditation therefore allows courses to stand-out and give learners a sense of security in knowing they’ve chosen the right course. For those on the fence, they can rest assured that the quality checked courses are of the highest standard.

The accreditation for Oxbridge’s courses comes as an industry first for distance learning, with Oxbridge becoming the world’s only distance learning provider to have courses achieve NCS approval. Obtaining online quality checked status on three counselling courses is a vital breakthrough for both Oxbridge and the distance learning industry but Oxbridge are aiming to get all its therapy-based courses quality checked.

Stacey Ryan, Centre Manager at Oxbridge, said: 

“The NCS is a fantastic organisation for counsellors, amongst other talking therapists, in the UK. It’s there to ensure councillors meet the strict standards for best practice and ethics, and if you’re good enough to become part of its Accredited Register, it shows potential clients, patients and the public you’re a reliable and trustworthy therapist.”

He adds:

“Getting our counselling courses quality checked is a pivotal moment for the college. It shows how our learning and design team are really tapping into what really makes a counsellor, great whilst meeting industry standards. Now, we’re looking to the future and getting more courses accredited, to continue assuring our learners that we are truly top of the class.”

For more information about Oxbridge’s counselling courses, please visit the website.

Tara Tomes