Who is this course for?
The Level 4 AIM award Diploma in Counselling Practice is for those wishing to achieve professional status in counselling. This qualification enables learners to embark on counselling practice working within an ethical framework. The 100 hour supervised clinical placement requirement in this qualification is essential to the personal and professional development of the practitioner. You will be supported in lokng for a placement but selected by the agency or counselling provider on your own merits.
This qualification comprises of two mandatory units (Counselling Practicum and Embarking on Practice) and two optional units that provide an opportunity to deepen an understanding of theoretical perspectives within an integrative framework, the second unit provides a focus on a particular context in the counselling profession. These units will delivered as lectures, tutorials and experiential activates.
You will also participate in personal development groups within the course programme.
In the Diploma you will learn about:
Teaching and Assessment
All teaching staff are registered members or accredited registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
This qualification is assessed through a combination of externally assessed exams, externally assessed study of supervised practice, internal assessments of essays and journals, and participation in personal and professional development.
On successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma you will be eligible to apply for the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
You could use your Diploma to launch a career in counselling, and/or you could go on to take further study.
You will need to have completed at least a Level 3 programme in Counselling Skills and theory.
You will need to demonstrate experience of using your counselling skills with people in a 1:1 capacity.
You will need to demonstrate an ability to reflect on personal development as well as identify areas for development.
You will need to have an ability to cope with the intellectual and academic requirements of working in an HE environment.
You will need to demonstrate a willingness to invite, accept, reflect and use feedback.
You will need to demonstrate an ability to reflect on theory and practice, to critically evaluate your own work and be aware of limitations.
You will need to demonstrate an ability to articulate an understanding of counselling skills, process and relationship, including the use and purpose of supervision.
You will need to demonstrate a commitment to working safely, legally and ethically within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
On receipt of your application you will be invited to participate in an individual interview with the course tutors.