Counselling Children and Adolescents Course Online | learndirect

Counselling Children and Adolescents

Overview

Unlike adults, children and teenagers are going through a time of great developmental change. This means counselling children and adolescents is extremely different from working with adults. The brain of a child and teenager is undergoing significant changes during growth. This is why there is a need for trained professional counsellors dedicated to working with children.

This course is intended for individuals looking for a career in youth counselling, and needing a child counselling qualification. This distance learning course may also be suitable for professionals already working with children and teenagers in other professions, looking to complement existing studies.

How does the course work? 

This course contains 22 engaging modules that the students will work though at home through our innovative learning platform. These modules contain everything you will need to know about child counselling, studying a variety of topics, which includes: 

  • behaviour therapies
  • grief and bereavement
  • memory, bullying
  • conflict and stress
  • co-dependency

This is a distance learning course which means that you will study from home, fitting your study time between other commitments. This will mean that you are responsible for scheduling your studying. The amount of study hours varies according to the time you dedicate to your studies. While there is a recommended set of hours, you can take as little or as long as you need to complete this diploma.

At the end of each lesson, you will be given a question paper which you will need to fill out and send to your tutor, you should allow 1-2 hours of study time to each paper. 

 

Modules

  • The counselling relationship
  • Destructive relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Child development
  • Educational psychology
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Child abuse & bullying
  • Grief & bereavement
  • Setting up a practice

 

Requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are required to enrol on this course. The certification is available to anyone wishing to study the Counselling Children and Adolescents course. There is also no practical training required to complete this course. Students will receive the certification if they complete the theoretical course work, but may not be able to complete the optional practical training.

Students also do no need any prior experience to apply for this course. However, if they are planning to work with children in the future, they will need a clean DBS check. 

The approximate amount of time to complete this course is 220 hours. 

 

Assessment

After successfully completing this course at learndirect, you will be able to start a career as a counsellor. You will have the option to work as a self-employed counsellor and build up your client base or find work in schools, youth services or charities. 

Alternatively you may decide to work towards a higher level qualification. You could become a child psychotherapist and work for the NHS or a private practice in jobs such as child and adolescent counsellor, child psychotherapist or a youth worker. This will be possible after you complete an undergraduate degree and, possibly a master’s degree. 

Qualifications

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. This course does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification. However, it can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. This unit can also be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you would like to progress with your studies.

The learning outcomes in this course have been benchmarked to Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, this is to indicate the depth of study and the level of difficulty for successful completion by the learner.

 

After successfully completing this course at learndirect, you will be able to start a career as a counsellor. You will have the option to work as a self-employed counsellor and build up your client base or find work in schools, youth services or charities. 

Alternatively you may decide to work towards a higher level qualification. You could become a child psychotherapist and work for the NHS or a private practice in jobs such as child and adolescent counsellor, child psychotherapist or a youth worker. This will be possible after you complete an undergraduate degree and, possibly a master’s degree. 

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