LEVEL 5 DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING – (HUMANISTIC ROUTE) WORKING WITH CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE – PC-L5
This course is designed for candidates who want to train to become independent counsellors working with children and young people. Successful completion of this course means you will be able to work as an independent practitioner. The CPCAB Diploma has achieved recognition from the Open University and this course counts as 30 credits towards a foundation degree in counselling.
Units of Study
- Work safely, legally and ethically as a counsellor
- Work with complex aspects of the counselling relationship
- Use theory and research to work with client diversity in independent practice
- Use a coherent approach to respond to the needs of individual clients
- Work with self-awareness as an independent practitioner
- Uses theory, research and skills within a coherent framework for independent counselling practice
- Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor in independent practice
Assessment methods will be both internal and external. You will be required to write a 3000-3500 word structured case review, which will be externally assessed. Complete 60 hours minimum of one-to-one formally contracted counselling as a practitioner, working with children and young people exercising autonomy in your role as counsellor and carry the responsibility for assessment. This could be as a senior practitioner in an agency/organisation or as a private practitioner working for an external organisation. You will be required to complete 20 hours of personal therapy. You will be expected to build a portfolio. The three assessment methods used throughout the training are Review of Documents, Tutor Observation, Testimony and meeting course criteria. You will also be expected to include a 15 minute transcript and commentary.
Minimum age of entry 22 years. Hold a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). You must have completed 40 hours of personal therapy. You will be asked to attend an interview where your readiness to progress to Independent Practitioner status will be discussed. You will need to provide two references from your most recent tutor and clinical supervisor. Fees can be paid in full prior to commencement of the course. A monthly payment plan is available and a deposit is required. For details please contact Administration. Fees can be paid by credit or debit card, cash or standing order.
20 hours of one-to-one personal therapy with a BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist, working from a Humanistic orientation, with a minimum 450 client hours. Supervision costs. Professional indemnity insurance for working with clients. Professional membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Audio Recorder.
Dates & Times
|COST OF TRAINING:||£2060.00|
|CPCAB EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT||YES|
|CPCAB REGISTRATION FEE:||£344.00|
|DAY/TIME:||WEEKENDS – 9.30AM – 5.00PM (approximately 1 weekend per month)|
|START DATES:||Saturday 4th February 2023|
|FINISH DATES:||Sunday 5th November 2023|
|NUMBER OF SESSIONS:||16|
|NUMBER OF HOURS:||120 (this course also counts as 30 credit points towards a Foundation Degree in Counselling with The Open University)|
Fees can be paid in full prior to commencement of the course. A monthly payment plan is available and a deposit is required. For details please contact Administration.
Set in beautiful historic Rochester, at Ocean Consultancy Service Limited, 135 High Street ME1 1EW. Ample car parking, rail and bus links nearby.
This is a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) course, which is accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) into the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Qualification number 500/8386/7.
Please contact Administration on 01634 843733 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for an application form and full course details.
On successful completion of the Diploma course and following further experience as a counselling practitioner you may progress to Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6), Qualification number 500/8222/X.