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Counselling Children and Adolescents Level 4

Course Code: ABC566
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

Develop the key skills for counselling young people and adolescents

  • 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

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.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is easy and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: History of Counselling
    • History of counselling
    • Theories and theorists
    • Jung
    • Rogers
    • Skinner
    • Ellis
    • Maslow
    Unit 2: Childhood and Children
    • Defining childhood
    • Historical perspective of childhood
    • Child development related to counselling
    • Language
    • Cognitive structure and input
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Socialisation
    • Attachment
    • 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
    • Background
    • 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
    • Imagination
    • Setting up a practice

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    This course will enable you to work 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 online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills do I need to enrol onto this course?

No previous knowledge is required to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "The best course I have ever participated in"

    - Jermaine Steele, Bolton

    This is the best course I have ever participated in. I haven't studied with OSC before but the experience has been excellent even though I have only finished my first unit.

    I am unsure what I should contact my tutor for because everything is quite clear but it would be good to have frequently asked questions and answers given by tutors in the pack. Other than this I haven't a bad thing to say.

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