Counselling Advanced Diploma Level 4

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This Counselling Advanced course will teach you various approaches to counselling. These will include Existentialist, Rational Emotive and Adlerian therapies plus more. Counselling is a sort of ‘talking therapy’ that allows an individual to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential environment. Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is a type of therapy in its own right.

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Course Description

About this Course

This course can be studied as a progression course from Counselling Level 3. The Counselling Advanced Diploma is a great way to learn more about counselling and its varying approaches.

Study Time:100 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Paper based course
Entry Requirements:None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification students are awarded an ABC Awards certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Qualification

In 2014 the BACP carried out some research to find out more about people’s attitudes towards counselling and psychotherapy. Some of the key findings included:

28% of people have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist (up from 21% in 2010)

54% of respondents said that they, a family member, friend or work colleague have consulted a counsellor or psychotherapist

69% of people think the world would be a better place if people talked about their feelings more.

You will learn the distinctive differences and similarities between the approaches. These techniques are not universal and vary from topic to topic.

Method

This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course.

Support

A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Module 1: Counselling – Definition, Qualification & Registration

Module 2: Freud and the Psychoanalytic Approach

Module 3: Jung and the Development of the Psychodynamic Approach

Module 4: The Adlerian Approach & Individual Psychology

Module 5: Existential Psychotherapy

Module 6: Gestalt Psychotherapy

Module 7: Psychodrama Therapy

Module 8: Carl Rogers & Client Centred Counselling

Module 9: Transactional Analysis

Module 10: Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Module 11: Egan and the Skilled Helper Approach

Module 12: Albert Ellis and the Rational Emotive Behavioural Approach

Module 13: Beck and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach

Module 14: Reality Therapy

Module 15: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling

Module 16: Verbal Communication Skills in Counselling

Module 17: Non Verbal Communication

Module 18: Counsellor/Client Listening Skills

Module 19: Counselling and the Law

Module 20: Counselling & Administrative Considerations

Assessments

To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Certification

ABC Awards Certification

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).

ABC Awards QLS scheme

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning 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 the level shown 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 NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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

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