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Counselling Children and Adolescents QLS Level 4

ABC566

Boost your counselling career opportunities and develop the key skills for counselling young people and adolescents.

Course duration

Up to 1 year.

Course outcome

Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Study Options

 
£389.00
or £11.56 /month*
Course code: ABC566
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Course overview

  • 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

Counsellors encourage clients to explore their feelings, understand their situations better and make positive changes to their lives. This course helps you develop these skills with children and young people specifically in mind.

During the course you will explore the history of counselling, before looking at approaches within cognitive behavioural therapy and different counselling techniques. as well as much more.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course content

  • History of counselling
  • Theories and theorists
  • Jung
  • Rogers
  • Skinner
  • Ellis
  • Maslow

  • Defining childhood
  • Historical perspective of childhood
  • Child development related to counselling
  • Language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Socialisation
  • Attachment
  • Bowlby's theory

  • 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

  • Background
  • The inner self
  • PCT process
  • PCT application
  • PCT and transference

  • The child-counsellor relationship
  • Ethics for counselling
  • BACP ethical framework
  • CPCAB model of service levels
  • Legislation and consent

  • The play therapy room
  • Selecting media
  • Imagination
  • Setting up a practice

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes.

This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra information

The Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4 course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

You will study this course through distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

What next?

There are several avenues you can go down once you have successfully completed this course. You could take a look at our other counselling courses, or you could further your education by studying a counselling degree at university. If you want to work in counselling using your Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4 qualification, here are just a few of the jobs you could explore (depending on your credentials):

  • School counsellor
  • Social worker
  • Family therapist
  • Recreation therapist
  • Rehabilitation therapist

FAQs

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course. However, some students may prefer to complete the Level 3 Counselling course before enrolling onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
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  • * Comprehensive study guide
  • * Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • * Three colour highlighter
  • * Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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