Foundation Degree in Counselling Children and Young People (FdSc)
Level: 5 | Duration: 3 Years | Start Date: September 2020
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling or a Level 3 in a related qualification with experience of employment in an environment with children for a minimum of one year (e.g. within a school or college)
- GCSE English Language C or above (or equivalent)
- An enhanced satisfactory current DBS check
- Two references (one from an academic source)
- All applicants will be interviewed for a place on this programme
Course Fee (Per Year): £4,500
Course Overview and Duration
The Foundation Degree in Counselling Children and Young People is an innovative programme that provides education and training for working therapeutically with children and young people from early years to young adulthood using a variety of therapeutic approaches.
Counselling children requires practitioners to have an in-depth understanding of child and adolescent development theory, child psychiatry, safeguarding and child protection policies, legal and ethical issues as well as an excellent knowledge of theoretical models and theoretical interventions specific to this group. This qualification aims to develop skilled practitioners who are ‘excellent in their practice’.
Successful completion of this course means that you will have achieved qualified practitioner status and will be eligible for employment as a counsellor working with children and young people.
Modules of Study
Over the 3-year duration of the programme, you will study ten modules, including:
- Develop a Theoretical Base 1: Models of Counselling Applied to Working with Children and Young People (30 credits at Level 4)
- Counselling Children and Young People Skills 1 (30 credits at Level 4)
- Personal Development 1: Understanding Self (30 credits at Level 4)
- Professional Issues 1: Preparing for Work in Placement with Children and Young People (15 credits at Level 4)
- Counselling Children and Young People Skills 2 (15 credits at Level 4)
- Professional Issues 2: Case Formulation, Children’s Mental Health and Theories of Child Development (15 credits at Level 5)
- Counselling Placement (30 credits at Level 5)
- Personal Development 2: The Group Process (30 credits at Level 5)
- Developing a Theoretical Base 2: Further Theoretical Developments in Counselling Children and Young People (30 credits at Level 5)
- Professional Issues 3: Setting up a Private Practice for Counselling Children and Young People (15 credits at Level 5)
Graduates of the Foundation Degree in Counselling in Children and Young People may find employment in a range of counselling fields such as schools, colleges, volunteer sector organisations and the NHS. Graduates may also set up their own private practice. Graduates may have the opportunity to complete a BSc (Hons) Counselling at Riverside College.
Higher Education Links
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes