The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Level 4 Diploma

In Preston

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    Course

  • Location

    Preston

Description

The course is made up of 7 units. There are three main strands that run through every session, with sessions divided into three time periods. The main strands are: Theory. Professional Development & Skills Practice or Peer Supervision. Personal Development. The course integrates and links personal development, theory and practice wherever possible. It is a requirement of the course that you.

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Location

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Preston (Lancashire)
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St Vincent'S Road, PR2 8UR

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You must be aged 19 or over and have: a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills; or evidence of having met the equivalent standards (references will be sought as part of the application and interview process). You will be interviewed to assess your eligibility for the course, and as part of the interview/reference process will need to: provide an in-depth study of the philosophies and...

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The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Level 4 Diploma

Course ID:
PC04080

Academy:
Health, Social Care & Early Years

Introduction:
The Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling adopts a thoroughly person-centred approach throughout all aspects of the course. The focus of the course is concerned with the training of counsellors to a professional level of competency. The Diploma level course covers the knowledge, skills and self development gained at Level 3, building on these in more depth. The course combines classroom facilitation and experiential learning, ensuring candidates become skilled and reflective practitioners.

This course is currently BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) accredited.

Study Mode & Location:
This two year part time course, will be studied for one afternoon and evening per week. It will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR.

Course Content:
The course is made up of 7 units. There are three main strands that run through every session, with sessions divided into three time periods. The main strands are:

  • Theory
  • Professional Development & Skills Practice or Peer Supervision
  • Personal Development.


The course integrates and links personal development, theory and practice wherever possible.

It is a requirement of the course that you undertake a minimum of 100 placement hours over the two years. One hour of supervision for every 8 hours of client work undertaken on placement is also a compulsory commitment.

In addition, it is a requirement that you undertake a minimum of 10 hours personal counselling at some point during the course.

Two residential weekends are an essential component of the course, one during each academic year. Attendance at these residential weekends is mandatory.

Assessment:
Assessment for the course is a combination of internal and external assessments. You must achieve the learning outcomes and knowledge requirements for each unit in order to pass them. A minimum of 80% attendance is required to achieve this Diploma and is therefore part of the assessment for the course.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
On successful completion of this course you may progress to Postgraduate and Post Qualifying courses in counselling.

How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with a Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Money Matters
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study for FREE or at a reduced price.

Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

Requirement
You must be aged 19 or over and have: a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills; or evidence of having met the equivalent standards (references will be sought as part of the application and interview process). You will be interviewed to assess your eligibility for the course, and as part of the interview/reference process will need to: provide an in-depth study of the philosophies and rationale of counselling (essay and tape assessed as part of the interview process). demonstrate the ability to engage in group training work and receive/work with honest feedback (assessed through the interview and reference process).

The Theory & Practice of Counselling - Level 4 Diploma

Price on request