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Counselling Children and Young People (Level 5 Diploma)

Care & Health

Course Overview

This post qualifying qualification is designed to give learners the specialist knowledge, skills and competences to work as counsellors with children and young people aged 11-18. This qualification will enable successful candidates to work as counsellors with this age group in a range of job and career opportunities, which include but are not limited to: • A counsellor employed by a School or College • A counsellor in an agency or organisation which specialise in counselling children and young people • A private counsellor working for an external organisation such as a school, youth club, wellness/mental health setting • An ‘adult’ counsellor in independent practice wishing to extend their work to cover this age range • A youth worker in the community • An outreach worker with adolescents/teenagers
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    15 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

This course may be available again from September 2024

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People Ref D255
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date:
    Full £250.00
    Concession £100.00
    Examination £369.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

This professional qualification is only for qualified counsellors who are practicing and registered with a Professional body such as BACP or NCS.Applicants must hold at least a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or a UU FdSc in Integrative Counselling or equivalent qualification.This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological confusion.The course involves experiential elements that will involve considerable personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:? Ability to identify reasons for training beyond just personal development ? Provide references ? Academically and emotionally able to cope with this level of training ? Ability to work with difference and diversity ? Possess personal qualities of imagination, intuition, openness and ability to benefit from self-development ? Ability to form a therapeutic relationship with a child or young person ? Have self-awareness, insight, honesty and the ability to make links ? Emotional stability and the absence of personality disturbance ? Ability to challenge and be challenged ? Ability to respond sensitively and empathically to children and young people ? Ability to work professionally as part of a team

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required

Additional Information

Course Requirements: Personal counselling: a minimum of 20 hours of personal counselling undertaken during the life of the course. Client work: a minimum of 60 hours formally contracted counselling (one-to-one), with children and young people. The hours are to include client assessment and practice work with at least 4 different clients between the ages of 11-18. Clinical Supervision: either group or one-to-one supervision – as per the supervision ratio requirements of the candidate’s chosen ethical framework or professional membership association.


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