L5 Certificate & L6 Diploma
in working with Children and Young People

Starting in September 2019 we are pleased to offer a L5 Stage 1 Certificate & Level 6 Stage 2 Diploma in Working with Children and Young People run consecutively over one academic year.

This course offers a Stage 1 and Stage 2 professional progression route for counsellors seeking to gain counselling knowledge, skills and professional development in working with children and young people (CYP) aged 4 – 18 years old.

The course is aligned with the BACP Competency Framework for CYP training curriculum for ethical and effective practice with CYP. The course follows flexible Humanistic-Relational principals of therapy with an emphasis on experiential, creative and reflective practice.

The L5 part of the course is an intensive 6-days over 3 weekends training which prepares you for working in placement with children and young people. L5 must be passed before progressing onto the L6 Diploma.

L5 STAGE 1 CERTIFICATE IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IS FOR:

  • Level 4 Diploma students seeking some placement hours with CYP having already attained a minimum of 50 supervised adult client hours.
  • Post-qualified counsellors who wish to begin working with CYP.
  • L5 Stage 1 – Key Areas:
  • Ethical and Professional Practice
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Child and Adolescent Development and Transitions
  • Communication with CYP
  • Beginnings and endings with CYP
  • Risk Assessment
  • Mental Health
  • Working in the Context of the Counselling Settings

Entry requirements:

  • Qualified Counsellor to minimum L4 Diploma level OR
  • For Level 4 Diploma students we require a minimum of 50 supervised adult client hours.
  • Membership of BACP or equivalent professional body.
  • Two referees (One of whom should be your counselling supervisor and in the case of Diploma students, the second should be a core tutor.)

L5 Dates & Times:

  • 6 intensive days over 3 weekends – 7th and 8th Sept; 21st and 22nd Sept; 12th and 13th Oct 2019 – 7 hours per day, hours TBC
  • 42 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) and a suggested Self Directed 18 hours (total 60 hrs)
  • Assessment will be through a reflective journal, experiential, creative and group activities, skills practice development, theory and research activities.
  • 1 Assignment

LEVEL 6 STAGE 2 DIPLOMA IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

Level 6 Stage 2 Diploma in Working with Children and Young People is for:

  • Counsellors who have successfully completed the Stage 1 level 5 Certificate wishing to complete the formal award in working with CYP

L6 Stage 2 – Key Areas:

  • Ethical and Professional Practice
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Cultural diversity
  • Theory and developmental transitions
  • Collaborative assessments, risk and outcomes
  • Engagement, relationships and emotions
  • Mental Health and pharmacology
  • Working in the Context of the Counselling Settings

Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of the L5 Stage 1 Certificate in Working with Children and Young People.
  • Membership of BACP or equivalent professional body.
  • Two referees (One of whom should be your counselling supervisor and in the case of Diploma students, the second should be a core tutor.)
  • Enhanced DBS Check
  • Counselling Supervisor with established CYP experience.
  • Previous experience of working with CYP desirable.
  • External candidates will be required to submit an assignment prior to interview.

Therapy:

  • L6 candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 12 sessions of therapy during the course

L6 Dates and Times:

  • 10 Saturdays
  • 9th November 2019; 7th December 2019; 4th January 2020; 15th February 2020; 14th March 2020; 18th April 2020; 16th May 2020; 20th June 2020; 4th July and 18th July 2020.

Fees:

  • £2400 total for L5 & L6
  • If paying separately – L5 = £600 L6 = £1800
  • We are happy to take a deposit and spread the remaining fees over a number of monthly payments

Applications:

To apply for this course please email your interest with a choice of interview dates to info@communitycounsellortraining.co.uk and we will invite you to interview.
Interview dates:

  • Saturday 6th July 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 24th July 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday 31st August 10am - 2pm
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This L6 course is accredited by the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme.
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At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that CCT has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by CCT to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales