Lambeth College - L4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Year 1/2)

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    • Starts Sep 2019
    • Clapham


Please note that both the "Full Cost" and "Loan" fees above include a £327 CPCAB registration fee for the first year of the course only. A further £327 fee will be payable when you start the second year. The maximum "Loan" amount offered of £4670 through the Student Loans Company will not include the £327 CPCAB registration fee which will need to be paid separately at the time of enrolment both in year 1 and in year 2.

This qualification is intended for candidates who want to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling service agency. The outcome of this qualification means that you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service initially within the context of an agencys service framework, but later you may progress to independent practice.Candidates will develop as a Counselling practitioner gaining skills and knowledge in the application of a variety of Counselling & Psychological models of therapeutic treatment. Candidates will have to apply for suitable placement during their 1st year and they will provide counselling under clinical supervision.
Placement experience:The course requires completion of 100 supervised counselling hours. A minimum of 100 hours formally-contracted counselling with at least 5 different clients in an agency setting.If you are working with children or adolescents (up to age 17) you will be able to count up to 30 hours towards the 100 total.
Course content:Theory Integrative and relational models (P. Clarkson, H Kohut), Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Attachment theory and Intercultural with a module on solution focussed and CBT approach, Therapeutic counselling skills, Professional development.

Entry Criteria

Our minimum entry criteria may be altered at any stage up to and including enrolment. All offers are subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial and diagnostic assessment.
For some of the programmes we offer you will require: Level 3 qualification(s) (equivalent of two A Levels) and GCSE English and maths at grade A*- C or 9 - 4 (or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills level 2), Occupational experience.
Other requirements: Working at or above L1 GCSE C or, Working at L2 candidates must have acquired both CPCABs Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) and CPCABs Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3), or equivalent.
Recommended that you are at least 25. You should have sufficient life experience and be open to work with self-awareness in relation to other. There is requirement of forty five sessions of personal therapy/ counselling over the 2 years (15 sessions in year 1 and 25 sessions in year 2). This has to be arranged and self-funded by the candidate. Places are subject to tutor reference and interview.
DBS declaration is required.
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Career Opportunities

Areas of work as a counsellor include community based counselling services, mental health services, NHS, addiction recovery services, counselling in schools, or in health and social care settings.

  • Awarding body, assessment method and more

    Study Pathways

    L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
    Progression to University undergraduate or postgraduate study in Counselling,
    Addiction Counselling
    L4: BACP Certificate of Proficiency and later BACP Accreditation

    Assessment Method

    Coursework, examination and portfolio.

    Awarding Body

    Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

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    • Part-time day
    • Starts Sep 2019
    • Clapham

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