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 Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People course leads to a tailor made CPCAB counselling qualification.

Humanistic counselling

The course is specifically designed to assist counsellors who currently work from a humanistic or integrative orientation, and who wish to extend their practice in order to work with young people. Students will learn to integrate skills and knowledge from a variety of sources, without compromising their underpinning principles of practice. These humanistic principles include Roger’s core conditions, for example:

  • be authentic in relationship while also
  • respecting the client’s own resources and potential for change
  • therefore not require an ‘expert’ or external locus of evaluation.


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

Course Content
Who is it aimed at?
Fees & Costs
Work Requirements
Course Tutor

The course will cover the following:

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

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

The assessment is made by means of a 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: £193

An additional discount of £250 is available to applicants if they have completed the Redlands CPD 5 Day Course Working with Young People

Students will need to ensure that they complete a minimum of 20 supervised client hours.

About the tutor

Jane Hawthorn is an Integrative Psychotherapist with 30 years’ experience, and she has worked with both adults and young people.  She is UKCP accredited and is 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 she has her own private practice.

Guest lecturers

On the course we will invite guest lecturers at various stages. This will result in additional expertise and experience which will then enhance the programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this course towards the Open University Foundation Degree?

No, our Level 5 Young Person course is a certificate, rather than a diploma, so cannot be used towards the OU Foundation degree in counselling. You can find full details about the requirements for the Foundation Degree on the CPCAB website.

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.

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.

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