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Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People


ABC Awards have endorsed our Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People under their Quality Licensing Scheme (QLS). This means that Bedonwell Counselling Associates has undergone an external quality check to ensure that our courses meet certain quality criteria stipulated by ABC Awards. ABC Awards is a leading Awarding organisation, regulated by Ofqual. It has a long held reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a range of industries. The learning outcomes of this course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against Ofqual level descriptors. This indicates the level of difficulty and depth of study involved in successful course completion.

We are pleased to offer this course in conjunction with Place2Be who are also able to offer placement opportunities.

The next Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People starts in January 2018.

Course Induction

Before starting the course we will arrange a course induction via telephone. Please contact us to arrange this. The induction will provide you with an opportunity to speak to the tutors and to gain an understanding about the course and what will be expected of you.

Entry Requirements

This course is a 1 year conversion course for counsellors who already have a Diploma in Counselling or higher qualification in counselling or psychotherapy.

Selection Criteria: All applicants will need to attend a pre-course induction and group interview.

  • Applicants will need to display:
  • A positive attitude towards creativity
  • A high degree of emotional literacy
  • Emotional stability
  • An accepting, compassionate attitude towards others
  • Applicants will need to provide evidence of:
  • Experience of working with children or young people (Preferable)
  • An enhanced DBS check no less than two years old. (This can be obtained through Bedonwell Counselling if necessary.)
  • Current registration with a professional counselling organisation (e.g BACP, UKCP or NCS)

Course Fees

£2,200.00 including ABC awards Registration Fees

Payment Options

Option 1:
Initial payment: £500.00 prior to the start date of the course
Eight further monthly payments of £212.50. To be completed by the course end date.

Option 2:

This is our 'bespoke' option. You get to calculate how much to pay as the initial payment and subsequent monthly payments. Final payment must be made in the month prior to the end of the programme.

Option 3:
Full payment of £2,200.00 prior to the start date of the course.  This is the option to select if your employer/sponsor is paying your fees or you prefer to pay in full 

Course Dates

The course starts in January 2018 and runs approximately fortnightly on a Sunday through to July 2018.

Key Aims of the course programme

  • Learners practice the application of counselling skills with children and young people within an ethical framework
  • To enable learners to work ethically and safely with children and young people
  • To explore particular problems faced by children and young people
  • Investigate techniques and interventions particularly suitable when working with children and young people
  • To enable learners to conduct pre counselling assessments with children and young people

Assessment Criteria

  • Students are required to have a minimum 80% attendance at the taught elements
  • 50 supervised hours of counselling children and/or young people
  • Successful completion of a 4,000-word essay including a case study
  • A 1 hour presentation on an aspect of counselling children and young people with an accompanying paper giving a clear picture of the presentation content
  • A 2,000 word essay processing the research, formulation, performance and feedback of the presentation
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