This two-year course will prepare you to work as a capable counselling practitioner in an agency setting. You will study a counselling practice theoretical model, ethical practice, specialist issues relevant to working as a counsellor within an agency, group training supervision, counselling skills practice, and an ongoing process group. There will be workshops on cultural diversity, difference and anti-discriminatory practice.
In the second year you will need to complete a minimum of 100 hours in a work placement.
Qualification: CPCAB Advanced Diploma
Level: Level 4
Start Date: 06 September 2017
You will study the following (all units are compulsory):
The course will give you an opportunity to:
In the second year you will need to complete a minimum of 100 hours in a work placement. Your placement needs to be confirmed before embarking onto the second year.
You will be expected to build a portfolio. The three assessments used throughout the training are review of documents, assessed observation, and testimony. This ensures that all aspects of the seven processes of practitioner development are evidenced. These assessment methods will assess training programme assignments and look at the evidence from the agency setting, and will provide the quantity and type of evidence required to satisfy criteria.
Assessments are designed to assess your understanding of the professional framework. External assessment is based on a role play between counsellor and client and a written assessment based on an evaluation of the practical work and counselling process.
You will need to have completed the CPCAB Intermediate Certificates in Counselling Skills and Counselling Studies or equivalent. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
“The course has equipped me with tools, techniques, skills and lots of theories and both tutors were supportive during the course. My future plan is to complete the Level 5 course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in September. Now that I have Level 4 under my belt it has enabled me to continue to work towards Accreditation too.”