Course Information
Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4 Diploma Year 1

Course CodeFQ4459
Start Date25-Sep-2018
End Date13-Oct-2020
TimesTue 09:30 - 16:30
Fee Details

Course Notes

An interview is essential for this course

How will this course benefit me?
This two-year part-time CPCAB Level 4 course will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context. The course 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.

What are the entry requirements?
Completion of a Level 3 Counselling qualification
Spoken and written English at Level 2
A willingness to participate in class discussions and activities and a commitment to personal study
The time and commitment necessary to complete a portfolio of evidence and maintain attendance of at least 90%
You must be at least 19 years of age to join this course
An interview is essential for this course

What will I learn?
The course is made up of seven units, based on the seven processes of the CPCAB model:
Unit 1 - Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
Unit 2 - Working within a counselling relationship
Unit 3 - Working with client diversity in counselling work
Unit 4 - Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
Unit 5 - Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
Unit 6 - Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
Unit 7 - Working self-reflectively as a counsellor

How will the course be delivered?
A mixture of workshops, discussions, presentations and practical sessions. There is a strong practical element and learners will be expected to participate in discussions and workshops including counselling triads. You should expect to commit to 5 - 10 hours each week on personal research and homework.

How will my learning be assessed?
Candidates must be deemed Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the qualification.
Internal assessment is via the completion of a portfolio of evidence showing how you meet the qualification criteria set by CPCAB. This might include peer and tutor assessment, learning logs, reports and presentations, tutor observation and/or video recordings. External assessment is via an externally assessed audio recording of a counselling session with a peer and an associated written paper completed under exam conditions.
Additional requirements include:
Personal counselling - a minimum of 20 hours during the course
Personal development - a minimum of 20 hours during the course
Counselling Placement - a minimum of 100 hours formally-contracted counselling in an agency setting and clinical supervision.

What are the extra costs?
Personal Counselling
DBS checks (if not provided by the placement agency)
Supervision (if not provided by the placement agency)

What can I progress to next?
Employment (paid or voluntary) in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings and increased employability for those whose role is to support others (health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, or other helping roles). This qualification also supports progression on the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Health and Safety requirements?
Standard teaching room low level risks

For more information about this course or to enrol please contact us…

Telephone: 020 8550 2398