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Counselling Adolescents Diploma

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Adolescents

Hart Voluntary Action launched a Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Adolescents in 2020.

To apply please complete the application form at the link below and return to 121@hartvolaction.org.uk

Application form for Level 5 Diploma

To attend this course you must hold a Counselling Qualification at level 4 or equivalent and want to work with young clients in the 11 – 16 age range.

Course details

  • Awarding Body: Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
  • Session Dates: Commencing September 2022 – Finishing May 2023
  • Session times: Fridays during Hampshire Schools’ term-time 9:00  –  13:00
  • Session venue: Civic Offices, Harlington Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4AE*
  • Contact Hours: 120 hours
  • Entrance Requirements: A minimum of Level 4 Diploma or equivalent in Counselling and 100 Counselling Hours.  Minimum of 10 hours personal therapy before starting.
  • Course tutors: Sue Byrne and Ed Magee

Note: Sessions may need to be conducted online depending on government guidance around social distancing measures at the start of the course.

You may be required to attend an interview. Entrance to the course will be dependent on you meeting the entrance requirements and the interview. If the course is oversubscribed Hart Voluntary Action retains the right to not offer a place even if all criteria are met.

Course Cost: £1300 course fee and £220 CPCAB candidate registration fee.

Total of £1520 due before the course commences

(this is the cost of 2021 course.  It may be subject to change in future years)

Structure of the Course

Course structure: The course is broken down into 7 Units of Study. Under each section there will be criteria which needs to be met twice each. The units of study are:

  • Work safely, ethically, and legally with young people
  • Work relationally with young people
  • Work with client diversity
  • Work with an appropriate clinical model with young people
  • Work with self-awareness with young people’s content within sessions
  • Work with a coherent framework to inform and evaluate clinical work with young people
  • Monitor and maintain work with young people in professional settings

Placement: During the course you will be required to undertake a counselling placement completing a minimum of 60 client hours with 11 – 18 year olds (at least 40 hours must be with 11 -16 year olds). Students will be responsible for finding their own placements.

Personal Therapy: 40 hours of personal therapy (30 Hours can be before the course commenced).

Supervision: At least 10 hours of supervision must be undertaken during the course and BACP ratios for supervision must be adhered to at all times.

Assessment: A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course. These include:

  • Placement reports
  • Supervisor Report
  • Tutor Reports
  • 4 Essays
  • Client presentations
  • Learning Journal
  • Peer feedback
  • Tutor Feedback

Candidates will be expected to update their own Candidate Learning Record and keep a portfolio of their work.



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