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CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Year 1 (Day)

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Course CodeM5222
Academic Year1718
Dates20th September 2017 to 19th June 2018
Times09:30 to 15:30
Location NameSouth Wigston Campus
Mode Of ProvisionPart Time
IntroductionCompletion of CST-L3 and an interview for TC-L4 would ensure acceptance onto this qualification. Recognition of additional hours (6 GLH per week) as well as a commitment to agency workplace hours (minimum 100 across 2 years) and supervision is essential.
Study OutlineThere are 7 mandatory units to complete via a CPCAB candidate guide for learners. A variety of evidence is required including classroom observations, assignments and written reflective journals. An external assessment after two-thirds of the year2 is based around learners own counselling skills recorded in exam conditions and then reflected on in an external assessment under exam conditions.
Entry RequirementsCompletion and successful outcome at CST-L3 as well as a personal reference. English and Maths at Level 2 (or equivalent) is essential, as is CSK-L2 and CST-L3 (or equivalent) in counselling training.
EquipmentYou will require stationery, a portfolio folder, and text books. Additional costs will include: own personal therapy, CPD, Supervision and agency fees in addition to the course costs.
AttendanceYear 1 part time from 9.30am - 3.30pm, or 3.30pm - 9.30pm once a week. CPCAB require a minimum of 85% attendance in order to pass the qualification.
AssessmentExternal assessment is a 2 hour paper under exam conditions based on a pre-recorded example of counselling practice at the end of year 2. Internal assessment is a portfolio of evidence across 7 units, including observation of counselling practice. Supervision reports, personal therapy logs, client logs and Agency report are all required documentation for internal assessment. End of year 1 assessment is tutor based with EV support. Essential elements to progress onto Year 2 is own therapy, sufficient evidence across 7 units, agency placement, regular supervision.
ProgressionFollowing successful completion of all mandatory units, work placement, supervision and agency requirements, external assessment and internal assessment, learners are qualified to work within an agency setting as a qualified Person Centred Practitioner at the end of this 2 year course. They can then sit the BACP certificate of proficiency and progress towards BACP accreditation and Senior Accreditation. Learners who successfully complete all year 1 requirements will be accepted onto year 2 of the diploma.
QualificationLevel 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Awarding BodyCPCAB
Available Full-time?N
Available Part-time?Y
Suitable for Higher Education?Y
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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