Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Bradford

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Date:  Begins September 2019
Days:  Tuesdays 1.15 - 6 p.m. + individual tutorial support
Venue: The Cornerstones Community Centre, Cottingley, Bradford BD16 1AL
Cost: £2,300 per year for two years (400 hours of training) + cost of own supervision and therapy (Payment in instalments available but a non-returnable deposit to secure a place will be required.)
Location:  The Cornerstones Centre is in the centre of Cottingley village which is less than ten minutes’ walk from Cottingley Bar and a five minute drive from Shipley.  There are bus routes nearby from Bradford, Shipley and Bingley.

The Centre is a friendly, modern centre with professional facilities for teaching and has its own café and other local shops and amenities.

Intended Audience/Entrance Criteria:   This course is intended for candidates, who want to train to become a counsellor working in a counselling service agency.  You must already have completed a Level 3 Counselling Skills Certificate or its equivalent and must show willingness at interview to undergo this demanding training in terms of commitment and personal development work.

Course Delivery:  The course will involve active learning including personal development work, pair work and skills group work.  You will learn and practice counselling skills and will study underpinning concepts and theory.  Assessment will involve a range of methods including assessment of counselling practice, reflective writing on your work and other assignments.  

Special Requirements:  All candidates will need to successfully complete a placement of at least 100 hours of counselling practice to achieve the Award.  Students will be required to attend regular external supervision and personal therapy.

By the end of the course you will:

• Have developed as a counselling practitioner to be able to work competently within an agency setting
• Learnt how to work ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
• Be able to work with client diversity 
• Have developed self-awareness in the counselling process
• Have developed an understanding of counselling theory which can be applied to counselling practice
• Be able to reflect effectively on your counselling work in order to develop your practice further