Level 6 Counselling Diploma, Children & Young People

Please read the course details below carefully. You can apply online at the bottom of the page.

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Counselling Children and Young People

(In line with BACP guidelines we are offering this training in 2 stages)

Stage 2:

Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People Level 6

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Bedonwell Counselling Associates has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. 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 1 year conversion course in conjunction with Place2Be who are also able to offer placement opportunities.

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

  • Post-qualified counsellors who have successfully completed the Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People (Stage 1) or who can evidence via a formalised APL procedure, that they have acquired the requisite knowledge and understanding through previous CPD and/or prior experience of counselling young people that is equivalent to the Introduction to Counselling Young People.
  • Post qualified counsellors working in placement where they are currently working with children and young people.
  • BACP Student or BACP registered Member (or equivalent member of another professional body).
  • Enhanced DBS check no less than two years old.
  • Two character references stating suitability to work with children and young people. Referees must have known the applicant for a minimum of two years in a personal or professional capacity. Referees must not be a spouse, partner or relative.

Selection Criteria: All applicants will be required to pass a telephone 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

Course Fees


Course Dates 2020

Sunday January 26th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday February 9th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday March 1st 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday March 15th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday March 29th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday April 26th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday May 10th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday May 31st 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday June 7th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday June 21st 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday July 5th 9.30am-4.00pm
Sunday July 19th 9.30am-4.00pm

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
  • 40 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