University of South Wales
Counselling Children and Young People
•Counselling qualification at diploma level as well as post qualifying counselling experience and/or experience of working with young people.
•You must be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, i.e. BACP
•A minimum of 100 supervised hours of counselling practice
•Two References uploaded with your application (One must be from your clinical supervisor)
•You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check by the University
•Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People as well as post-qualifying counselling experience or experience of working with young people
•You must also be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, eg BACP
•Two references must be uploaded with your application, and one must be from your clinical supervisor
Module 1: Counselling Children and Young People: Contexts and Practice Settings (30 Credits) - This module positions counselling services and practice settings within the wider network of provision and encourages you to examine and understand the policies and aims of the settings in which you work as well as to work, in partnership with other professionals and with parents. It encourages you to examine the ethical issues and dilemmas which face those working with this client group as well as the issues of diversity and equality within their settings. It addresses those important areas of safe, ethical practice and encourages you to find a balance between a children's rights perspective and child protection.
The module incorporates a practice placement and invites you to use this practice learning to address all the necessary practice issues, including those of assessment and evaluation of service.
Module 2: Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People (30 Credits) - This module has an explicit focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to create a framework within which to counsel children and young people. It provides a sound base in the theories of child development and attachment which affect the child and adolescent's emotional and cognitive growth, and also examines the social and personal issues which are common to many young people seeking help. It explores the ways in which many mental health problems manifest themselves in young people and equips you with the necessary creative tools with which to address these issues and to connect with young people with diverse needs.
Students may choose to exit the course or continue to complete the MA Counselling Children and Young People course by studying a research Dissertation.
The diploma is assessed through a combination of essays and skills practice as well as through a supervisor's report on practice based learning and a portfolio of reflective practice.
18,000 word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Campus, Newport||Newport (Wales)||NP20 2BP||Wales|
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