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LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING

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This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context or private practice.

It is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Learners with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice


You need to have successfully completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, or equivalent, and you will also have an interview.


About The Qualification

This qualification is made up of QCF credit rated units developed in association with Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for the Health and Social Care Sector. When combined with the a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, it meets the basic training requirement for recognition as a qualified counsellor and also contains supervised placement hours. Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

Syllabus

Unit One: Professional organisational issues in counselling [K/601/7629]

In this unit, learners will develop an understanding of the essential relationship between counsellors, as professionals, and the organisations and other people with which they may work. They will explore areas of potential conflict, especially through the existence of different ethical standards and principles. They will also reflect on the importance of managerial supervision and casework supervision


Unit Two: Counselling in a diverse society [D/601/7630]

In this unit, learners will explore the impact diverse culture and heritage can have on the client/counsellor therapeutic relationship in a multicultural society. They will also examine power issues within the counselling process



Unit Three: Counselling theory [K/601/7632]

In this unit, learners will analyse one major therapeutic model to influence, inform and empower their practice as a counsellor. They will also compare other therapeutic models with the major model


Unit Four: Advanced counselling skills [M/601/7633]

Learners will demonstrate a range of skills illustrating their development as practitioners. In addition, they will learn that counselling is a managed activity, with emphasis being given to the importance of opening and closing sessions and a series of sessions

Unit Five: Self-awareness for counsellors [T/601/7634]

This unit aims to enable learners to increase self-awareness by analysing and evaluating the impact that counselling theory and practice has on self and relationships

Unit Six: Research methodologies in counselling [A/601/7635]

In this unit, learners will explore the importance of research in counselling. They will develop their research skills and will learn how to present findings


Unit Seven: Counselling placement [J/506/9114

Learners will complete this unit linked to supervised counselling placement practice. They will analyse how their theoretical approach has influenced their practice, and evaluate learning gained from supervision



Progression Opportunities Learners who successfully complete the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling may progress onto Postgraduate and Post Qualifying courses in counselling studies that are designed to enhance the practice, skills and knowledge of a practising counsellor. This provides academic progression alongside a recognised career pathway. It combines the professional aspects, e.g. theoretical knowledge, counselling skills development, self-appraisal and commitment to provision of an ethical quality service and professional development element, which is necessary to ensure that the counsellor is fit to practice. Many learners progress towards national accreditation status with professional lead bodies. If learners wish to approach a professional regulatory body, they will need to ensure that they meet their requirements


Course Delivery Options

Duration: 2 years Part Time

Day:

WEDNESDAYS – 9:30 am to 4.30 pm - with group sessions & one to one session.

Please note that this the course engages you in a experiential and self-explorative learning process and you must be willing to commit yourself fully to the personal, professional, theoretical understanding and academic developmental process.

There is also an annual compulsory Residential Weekend which focuses on your personal self-awareness development.


What's included

· All study materials

· Study Guide

· Full Tutor and Admin support

· The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee


Tutor Support

With this course you will have access to your own personal tutor who, it is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!


Assessment Method

Assessment is continuous throughout the course and you build a widespread portfolio of evidence which includes case studies, essays, client and supervision logs, video recordings, a group research project and personal and professional development work. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course


Cost: £2,500 (For the 2 years & If paid up front)


**PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE

If paid in installemnts there will be a 20% increase in course cost: £3,000 (For the 2 years paid in instalments over 15months)

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