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Counselling Diploma Level 4

  • Overview of the course

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    The professional counselling diploma, which is accredited by ABC, is a two year part time course. There are 330 taught hours and 100 hours of professional practice. There are also two residential weekends.
  • What you'll learn

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    The course aims to offer students the opportunity to understand ethical frameworks, including the importance of setting, supervision and casework management in counselling, the impact diverse culture and heritage can have on the client/counsellor relationship in a multicultural society, one major therapeutic model, how to conduct a counselling session with a client in an ethical, effective and safe way, how to increase self-awareness and the purpose and importance of research in counselling.
  • Entry requirements

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    To apply for the Level 4 you must have successfully completed, or be about to successfully complete, a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

    It is recommended that you have GCSE English at grade C/4 to support you in the successful completion of written assignments.

    You must secure an external placement by October half-term of the course and the placement must allow you to meet the requirements of the qualification. It is strongly recommended that you also apply for membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Units 1 - 6 will be assessed by the course tutor and unit 7 will assessed by an external examiner appointed by ABC. Additionally, you will be expected to achieve the 100 hours professional practice with appropriate feedback.

    Tutors provide written feedback for all assignments and facilitate regular individual tutorials. Self and peer assessment is also encouraged.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Not at this point.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Whilst all our buildings remain closed to keep our staff, learners and visitors safe please contact us via our LiveChat service on our website -www.boltoncollege.ac.uk or send a message to healthscience@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £1770.00
    Other fees: £260.00
  • Future opportunities

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    The Level 4 Diploma is the minimum professional qualification which entitles the successful learner to be regarded as a qualified counsellor. The award complements a wide range of careers in health and community settings. Successful completion of the course can also facilitate access to Higher Education.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
  • Start Date:

    07/09/2020

  • End Date:

    25/07/2022

  • Time:

    17:00 - 21:15
    4.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    72 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    CU003-IG01