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  • STUDENT

    INFORMATION ABOUT COUNSELLING COURSES

    2016-17

    Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

    (CPCAB) courses

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    Varndean College Counselling team: CPCAB Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills Tutors: Charles Baines, Jo Miller and Hacina Guezoul. CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Tutors: Deborah Mantuano, Charles Baines and Jo Miller. CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies Tutors: Lee Boyer and Deborah Mantuano You will have regular 1-1 tutorials with your tutor during your course. CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Tutors: Lee Boyer and Sonia Dixon. You will have regular 1-1 tutorials with your tutor during your course. (Please see separate handbook for the Level 4 Diploma) If you have any problems with your studies please discuss them with your tutor or contact the Adult Education Office on the following telephone numbers: Angela Pamely, Community Development Manager 01273 508011 (Extension 219) Gayle Griffiths or Jilly Simmonds Adult & Community Education Administrator 01273 546602 Please note full attendance on Counselling courses is required and students would be expected to have at least 80% attendance in order to pass the course. Your tutor will give you information regarding tutorials, course assessments and external assessments at the start of the course.

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    Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills Who is the course for? This qualification introduces trainees to initial counselling concepts, as well as initial counselling skills, which can be used in everyday life. Progression Students will be able to progress onto the Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills qualification.

    1. Qualification information

    Qualification Structure 1 mandatory unit:

    H/600/6743 Introduction to Counselling Skills

    Qualification Objective This unit/qualification is intended for candidates who:

    want to learn initial counselling skills to help others either in a voluntary or an employed situation;

    want to find out more about this field this course wont teach them to be a counsellor, but may help them decide whether or not they want to train as one.

    Level 2

    Guided Learning Hours 30 (minimum)

    Credit Value 5

    Minimum Age 16 years1

    1 This age requirement is linked to Ofquals system for categorising qualifications.

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    Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required.

    Completion of a counselling application and college enrolment form is necessary and forms are available to print off from our webpage www.varndean.ac.uk under Adult Education, Counselling.

    To apply, return your completed application forms to:

    Admissions, Varndean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton, BN1 6WQ.

    Please call the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for advice and guidance.

    Progression Candidates aged 18+ can progress to CPCABs Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) or aged 19+ to CPCABs Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching Skills (LSC-L3).

    The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF.

    Assessment Tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements.

    External verification by CPCAB.

    Additional assessment requirements

    N/A

    Grading system Pass

    Personal counselling or therapy (for trainee)

    None required

    Work-place experience (for trainee)

    None required

    Staffing and other resources Only one tutor-assessor is needed for internal assessment.

    Internal Moderation and Verification

    Centres are required to have robust internal moderation and verification processes which are externally verified by CPCAB.

    http://www.varndean.ac.uk/

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    CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Who is the course for? Students who are over 18 and have successfully completed an introductory course in counselling. Although it will not qualify them to be counsellors, candidates will learn counselling skills to help and support others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity. The course will give them skills that can be used in a variety of roles, which might include support workers, nursing, key workers, community workers and teaching. Areas of work could include mental health, the homeless, substance misuse, education, youth and community work and health and social care. Progression The qualification offers progression to the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.

    1. Qualification information

    Qualification Structure 1 mandatory unit:

    A/600/8448 Counselling skills

    Target Candidates This unit/qualification is intended for candidates who:

    want to learn counselling skills to help others either in a voluntary or an employed situation;

    want to find out more about this field this course wont teach them to be a counsellor but may help them decide whether or not to continue training.

    Level 2

    Guided Learning Hours 90 hours delivered over 30 weekly sessions of 3 hours each

    Credit Value 17

    Minimum Age 18 years 2

    2 This age requirement is linked to Ofquals system for categorising qualifications.

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    Entry requirements This is a natural progression for students who have completed an Introduction to Counselling curse and wish to progress further.

    References may be taken up and in some cases students may be interviewed to ensure that the course is appropriate.

    Completion of a counselling application and college enrolment form is necessary and forms are available to print off from our webpage www.varndean.ac.uk under Adult Education, Counselling.

    To apply, return your completed application forms to:

    Admissions, Varndean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton, BN1 6WQ.

    Please call the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for advice and guidance.

    Progression Successful candidates may progress onto CPCABs Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF.

    Assessment Candidate portfolio.

    Additional Assessment Requirements

    Externally assessed written paper after watching a CPCAB DVD under exam conditions.

    Grading System Pass

    Personal Counselling or Therapy (for trainee)

    None required.

    Work-place Experience (for trainee)

    None required.

    Staffing and Other Resources Only one tutor-assessor is needed for internal assessment.

    Internal Moderation and Verification

    Varndean College has robust internal moderation and verification processes which are externally verified by CPCAB.

    2. Unit summary

    Qualification Number: 500/7938/4

    Unit title: Counselling Skills

    Unit Reference Number: A/600/8448

    Level: 2

    Guided Learning Hours 90

    Credit value: 17

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    Learning outcomes (skills, knowledge, understanding)

    The learner will/will be able to:

    Assessment criteria (to assess learning outcome)

    The learner can:

    1. Use counselling skills ethically and safely

    1.1 Use counselling skills within an ethical framework

    1.2 Work within personal limits of ability

    1.3 Enable the helpee to find additional sources of support where appropriate

    2. Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role

    2.1 Establish boundaries as a helper in a particular setting and within the limits of time available

    2.2 Establish the nature and limits of confidentiality for helping work

    2.3 Maintain the boundaries of the helping role throughout the session

    2.4 End the helping interaction appropriately

    3. Work empathically as a helper 3.1 Define empathy

    3.2 Identify and explore differences between self and others

    3.3 Explore and challenge personal issues, fears and prejudices

    3.4 Communicate empathic understanding

    4. Focus on the helpees needs and concerns 4.1 Enable the helpee to identify and focus on their needs and concerns.

    4.2 Identify own feelings in order to set them aside and focus on the helpee

    4.3 Work with the helpee to meet their objectives

    5. Use self awareness in helping work

    5.1 Describe how reflecting on own personality increases self awareness

    5.2 Describe how reflecting on own personal history increases self awareness

    5.3 Describe how reflecting on own patterns of relating increases self awareness

    5.4 Use self awareness to inform helping work

    6. Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction

    6.1 Demonstrate appropriate use of a range of listening and responding skills to facilitate the helping interaction

    6.2 Demonstrate appropriate use of questions

    6.3 Demonstrate sensitivity in timing responses and staying with silence

    7. Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills

    7.1 Use reflection and feedback to assess personal progress and identify learning needs

    7.2 Use feedback skills to provide constructive feedback to other learners

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    3. Assessment programme minimum requirements

    Candidates must be assessed as Proficient in all 7 learning outcomes of the mandatory unit and must be assessed as Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the unit/qualification.

    Candidates must give two pieces of evidence for each criterion. In addition the Candidate Learning Record, when complete, must include references to all three assessment methods (document