CPCAB Level 5 Courses

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This one-year part-time qualification is intended to give you the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a self-employed counsellor in independent practice. It will also equip you to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role.

You’ll gain training on how to establish and maintain an appropriate framework for independent autonomous practice; how to carry out client assessments (including identifying and referring clients with severe and complex mental health problems); and practice autonomously as a professional counsellor in one or more settings. You will also be expected to undertake a minimum of 40 hours of personal counselling by the end of the course. This can include hours undertaken prior to the start of the course but at least 10 hours of personal therapy must be undertaken during the training year itself.

Placement
You’ll need to achieve a minimum of 60 hours formally contracted counselling (one-to-one), including client assessment.

Course Assessment
Throughout the course you will be expected to build an ongoing portfolio of coursework, undergo observations of counselling skills practice and assessment, and complete an externally assessed case review.

Entry requirements
You’ll need to have successfully completed a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) equivalent (minimum 420 Guided Learning Hours), in addition to appropriate pre-TC-L4 (or equivalent) training. You will also need to complete and application form and interview to establish your suitability for the course.

 

Successful completion of this Diploma course means that you will be able to work as a counsellor in a range of job and career opportunities, which include but are not limited to:
• An autonomous counsellor in private practice or agency settings.
• Work as a senior counsellor within a counselling agency.

Graduates may also choose to diversify into the area of teaching counselling within an FE or HE context (additional suitable teaching experience or qualifications may be required).

Course Dates and Times:

Starting: 

Friday 18th October 2024

Time:

9:30am – 1:00pm

Weeks:

35

Price:

£1,695

Location:

Online

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (CYP-L5)

This post qualifying qualification is designed to give you the specialist knowledge, skills and competences to work as a counsellor with children and young people aged 11-18.

This qualification will enable successful candidates to work as counsellors with this age group in a range of job and career opportunities, which include but are not limited to:

  • A counsellor employed by a School or College
  • A counsellor in an agency or organisation which specialise in counselling children and young people
  • A private counsellor working for an external organisation such as a school, youth club, wellness/mental health setting
  • An ‘adult’ counsellor in independent practice wishing to extend their work to cover this age range
  • A youth worker in the community
  • An outreach worker with adolescents/teenagers

 

You’ll gain training on how to work safely, legally and ethically with children and young people; tailor the therapeutic work to meet the age, development stage and ability of the child or young person; use theory, research and skills to work effectively with children and young people; work collaboratively, creatively and flexibly with children and young people.

Placement and Personal Counselling

You are required to complete a minimum of 60 hours one-to-one, formally contracted counselling with children and young people (CYP) and a minimum of 20 hours of personal counselling.

Assessment

Throughout the course you will be expected to build an ongoing portfolio of coursework, undergo observations of counselling skills practice and assessment, and complete an externally assessed case review.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need to have successfully completed a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) equivalent (minimum 420 Guided Learning Hours), in addition to appropriate pre-TC-L4 (or equivalent) training. You will also need to complete and application form and interview to establish your suitability for the course.

 

Successful completion of this Diploma course means that you will be able to work as a counsellor in a range of job and career opportunities, which include but are not limited to:

  • An autonomous counsellor in private practice or agency settings.
  • Work as a senior counsellor within a counselling agency.

 

Graduates may also choose to diversify into the area of teaching counselling within an FE or HE context (additional suitable teaching experience or qualifications may be required).

Course Dates and Times:

Starting: 

Wednesday 2nd October 2024

Time:

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Weeks:

35

Price:

£1,695

Location:

Wanstead House