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Old Aug 27th 2018, 9:18 pm
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I'm looking for advice on qualifications I currently hold in the UK and what they may be in the US. I've not yet moved to the US but am in the process of looking into the K-1 process and therefore am solely looking at advice on just the qualifications themselves as opposed to moving to the US altogether.

I currently have 9 GCSE's, 3 A-levels (one of those being Psychology) and have completed my level 2 and 3 certificates in counselling skills which were each a year long. I am interested in becoming a counsellor however am aware in the US that most states require a minimum of a masters for this. Therefore I am considering studying for this in the US, but was hoping to not have to do a full bachelors for example, if some of my qualifications would add up to anything? I know the qualifications don't convert exactly, but I was more wondering whether US colleges would to a point recognise I had some qualifications above high school level and therefore could result in less time ding the degree?

I hope this all makes sense, it's just really frustrating to think about doing a possible other 6 years of college on top of the years I've already put into my studying. I'm aware that I will need some degree of education to be a counsellor as my level of qualifications certainly isn't the equivalent to a masters.

Aside from this, I was also wondering if anyone knew of any similar jobs to a counsellor that perhaps don't require this extent of qualifications? I have looked into a residential counsellor which seems can sometimes just require a high school diploma but was wondering what others there may be? Thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 27th 2018, 11:16 pm
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I'm looking for advice on qualifications I currently hold in the UK and what they may be in the US. I've not yet moved to the US but am in the process of looking into the K-1 process and therefore am solely looking at advice on just the qualifications themselves as opposed to moving to the US altogether.

I currently have 9 GCSE's, 3 A-levels (one of those being Psychology) and have completed my level 2 and 3 certificates in counselling skills which were each a year long. I am interested in becoming a counsellor however am aware in the US that most states require a minimum of a masters for this. Therefore I am considering studying for this in the US, but was hoping to not have to do a full bachelors for example, if some of my qualifications would add up to anything? I know the qualifications don't convert exactly, but I was more wondering whether US colleges would to a point recognise I had some qualifications above high school level and therefore could result in less time ding the degree?

I hope this all makes sense, it's just really frustrating to think about doing a possible other 6 years of college on top of the years I've already put into my studying. I'm aware that I will need some degree of education to be a counsellor as my level of qualifications certainly isn't the equivalent to a masters.

Aside from this, I was also wondering if anyone knew of any similar jobs to a counsellor that perhaps don't require this extent of qualifications? I have looked into a residential counsellor which seems can sometimes just require a high school diploma but was wondering what others there may be? Thanks in advance.
I have a HNC in Construction Management and from what I was told by the college I’m now starting at, the subjects I took can’t really be transferred as they are seen as specialist. If you want to go back to college I’d take your qualifications with you in the hope that they might.. but I doubt they will. It would be worth talking to an advisor for sure, I’m now doing another 4 years on top of my 3 years back home to get my degree in CM, I’m kinda looking forward to going back to be honest!

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