Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice

Advanced Professional Diploma in Counselling Theory and Therapeutic Practice

The Level 4 Diploma provides a full professional qualification for counsellors.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Counselling
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Community Locations
  • Course Length 60 weeks over 2 years
  • Start Date 11/09/2019 (Year 1 and 2)
  • End Date 18/06/2019 (Year 1 and 2)
  • Day Tuesday
  • Times 9.00-17.00
  • Fee £2875 per year (can be paid in instalments)
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

The Level 4 Diploma provides a full professional qualification for counsellors. Applicants will be expected to have completed the NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory – Level 3 which you can study at Exeter College, or to provide evidence of equivalent prior accredited learning or work experience. You will be required to attend a short individual interview. You will need to demonstrate writing skills at Level 2 (equivalent to a good GCSE pass).

*Please note -This is the second part of a two year programme (Sept 16 to June 18) and is only available for learners progressing from year 1. To apply for this Exeter College course you must complete a 19+ application form and an interview will be arranged.

*Course Dates – The 1st week of the coursetakes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday but the course will then take place on Tuesdays, plus one weekend residential. 28 days across full year. For further details please see the booklet on the Diploma page on our website.

Theoretical Approaches:

  • Integrative: Humanistic with emphasis on Person Centered theory. Within the humanistic approach we will briefly explore TA, Gestalt and Existential theories
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Creative ways of working with use of toys, buttons, artwork, etc.
  • Students are encouraged to constructively evaluate and compare CBT and Psychodynamic theories with the main Humanistic theory (PC) and consider how some aspects of these theories may be integrated safely and ethically within a three stage model of integrative counselling.

Teaching Methods:

  • Methods will be consonant with the Humanistic approach: lecturers will take a facilitative stance and you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your learning.
  • Working group sizes and learning methods will vary. They will embrace discussion, case studies, skills practice, experiential exercises, games, presentations and demonstrations.

This course takes place at The Friends (Quaker) Meeting House. Click here for directions.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are a successful interview together with the successful completion of one of the following:

  • NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory – Level 3(accredited) which you can study here at Exeter College
  • other recognised prior accredited learning or recognised prior learning (it is possible to recognise prior achievements from past or present employment, previous study or voluntary activities if you can produce appropriate evidence)
  • Personal and Professional references
  • Personal qualities demonstrated at interview which, in the view of the panel, equip applicants for a professional future in counselling

NB: ADBS(CRB) check is necessary due to the counselling work experience requirement – this check is undertaken through the College and included in the cost of the course.

Facilities

This course takes place at The Friends (Quaker) Meeting House. Click here for directions.

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.You will be able to access all the facilities at the Exeter College sites and, during the first term, there will be a visit to the Hele Road site of the college for instruction on how to log on to the college portal and access resources on line from home.

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