Certificate in Counselling Young People | Redlands Counselling and Training

CPCAB Level 5
Certificate in Counselling Young People

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15 Days
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2025 to 6 Dec 2025

This is a Level 5 Certificate course leading to a tailor made CPCAB counselling qualification.

The course is specifically designed to assist counsellors who currently work from a humanistic or integrative orientation and who wish to extend their practice to working with young people by integrating skills and knowledge from a variety of sources without compromising their underpinning principles of practice. These principles include the importance of Roger’s core conditions, being authentic in relationship and respecting the client’s own resources and potential for change without the need for an ‘expert’ or external locus of evaluation.

Course outcomes will include the competencies set out in the new BACP ‘Counselling Young People (11-18) Training Curriculum’ and the new BACP Ethical Framework.

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The course will cover:

  • Ethical, legal and professional issues including safeguarding and Child Protection
  • An integrative theoretical perspective on child and adolescent development
  • Brief and time limited approaches
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary context including schools, colleges and universities
  • Difference and diversity issues
  • Creative skills and techniques
  • Research findings
  • Understanding mental health issues
  • Reflective practice and self care

It is aimed at practising counsellors who have achieved a minimum of the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent and who wish to extend their practice to counselling young people.

Students are assessed by portfolio and case review (3,000-3,500 words)

Course fees for the Academic year 2024/25 are:

Tuition fee: £1750 (TBC)
(or £1500 if course is paid on or before 1st November 2024)

CPCAB registration fee: currently £180.

A further discount of £250 is available to those applicants who have completed the Redlands CPD 5 Day Course Working with Young People

A minimum of 20 supervised client hours need to be completed.

Jane Hawthorn is an Integrative Psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience of working with both adults and young people.  She is UKCP accredited and a qualified counselling supervisor.  Jane has managed student counselling services within school and College settings as well as supervising the work of university counsellors.  She currently works as a young people’s counsellor for the Family Counselling Trust and has her own private practice. There will also be guest lecturers at various stages of the course. Each will bring additional expertise and experience to further enhance the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the initials CPCAB stand for?

CPCAB stands for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body. This is the Body which awards the qualification to students who are assessed as proficient at the end of the course. CPCAB is the only national Awarding Body which specialises in counselling qualifications.

Am I required to be in counselling for this course?

You are not required to have counselling whilst you are on the course

Can I apply for this course if I haven’t done counselling training but have relevant work experience?

Our qualifications are awarded by the CPCAB, and the Level 5 courses are aimed at post-qualification counsellors, who have completed the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent training.  We cannot accept relevant work experience to meet this entry requirement.

Is there funding for the course, including the Advanced Learner Loan?

As Redlands is an independent training provider, our courses do not meet the criteria for the Advancer Learner Loan or other funding. For this reason, our learners are self-funded. We do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this is on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

Can I pay the course fees in instalments, or do you offer an early payment plan?

We do not offer a fees instalment plan; however we do have an early payment discount for this course, and the details and deadline for this are on the Fees and Costs section of the webpage.

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