Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4
Course Code: SC1FE360
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If you are keen to work in a counselling role, the Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling provides the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to support your career aspirations. Designed primarily to prepare you to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context, the course leads equally to employed and voluntary roles as to healthcare and non-medical settings. Upon successful completion, providing you have enough suitable experience, you could begin working as an independent practitioner in a private practice. The course is part-time, delivered one day a week over two years.
You must have successfully passed a level 3 Counselling course. In addition, you must not be in a current state of severe emotional difficulty or severe psychological confusion and you must not be currently involved in substance misuse (there is a requirement to be two years post-rehabilitation).
You should be aware that we recommend candidates set aside approximately 6-8 hours a week for personal study time to include completion of assignments, personal supervision, client work and personal therapy.
Your offer of a place on the course will be dependent on a written application, two references and an interview.
Teaching and Learning Methods
We use a wide variety of teaching methods to support and enrich your learning experience. These include lectures, group discussions, small group activities, simulated client sessions and individual reflection.
Timetabled sessions are between 9.45am and 4.30pm, one day a week, for 35 weeks. We also recommend you devote at least 4 hours a week to independent study. The course also incorporates a 100-hour placement as a trainee counsellor.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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