This course is available in Paper format.
This distance learning course is aimed at learners who wish to gain an understanding of counselling children and dolescents. It would be suitable for anybody already working in this specific field as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development), or indeed anyone who doesn’t work in this area, but would be interested in learning more about it.
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Counselling Children & Adolescents Level 4
Course code: CNL11
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC certificate Award
Awarding body: ABC
This course has been designed to allow learners to:
- Study the history and key thinkers that have contributed to counselling.
- Gain an understanding of children and their cognitive and psychological development.
- Develop a detailed knowledge of different counselling approaches, such as cognitive and person-centred methods.
- Learn about the ethics of counselling and considerations and how to create the right therapeutic environment.
The course may be beneficial in preparing for further study or for investigating a possible future job role. The course is benchmarked at level 4, which means a reasonably high level of study is required.
Unit 1: History of Counselling
- History of counselling
- Theories and theorists
Unit 2: Childhood and Children
- Defining childhood
- Historical perspective of childhood
- Child development related to counselling
- Cognitive structure and input
- Bowlby’s theory
Unit 3: The Cognitive Approach
- Approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy
- The ABC Model
- The triadic structure of CBT
- The Socratic method
- Counselling techniques
- Further cognitive strategies
- Organising sessions and programmes
- Reading emotional feelings in behaviour
- Behaviour and beliefs
Unit 4: The Person-Centred Approach
- The inner self
- PCT process
- PCT application
- PCT and transference
Unit 5: The Therapeutic Relationship and Ethics
- The child-counsellor relationship
- Ethics for counselling
- BACP ethical framework
- CPCAB model of service levels
- Legislation and consent
Unit 6: The Therapeutic Environment
- The play therapy room
- Selecting media
- Setting up a practice
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.