The programme consists of
• Counselling skills and how to help others using counselling skills ethically.
• An understanding of the BACP ethical framework and its purpose and relevance to counselling practice.
• An exploration into different theoretical ideas with a module on loss and grief theories, which underpin all counselling work.
As part of this qualification you can volunteer to work for an agency in a non-counselling capacity. Working on an agency-based project is also an effective way of securing a work placement for further counselling experience.
NB The course will run subject to numbers applying and being accepted for a Sept start
The course credits can be used towards other relevant qualifications on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) including progression onto L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
You must have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB) or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours. Places are offered through an interview process.
The expectation is that you will attend all lessons in college face to face. It is important that you build up a portfolio of work including ongoing assignments, self-reviews / learning reviews, tutor observed counselling practice sessions, peer feedback and worksheets. These are all linked to criteria you need to pass. Your tutor will support you to do that. In addition to this internal assessment, there are externally assessed elements and all must be passed to gain the qualification