Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- Age range19+
About this qualification
The Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Counselling supports individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and personal awareness required for undertaking a significant role in professional counselling and pastoral care.
Objectives of the qualification
The qualification provides the 420 guided learning hours required for individual accreditation with the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC).
Learners must have attended a minimum of 150 hours of counselling training before enrolling on this qualification and Learners must be at a minimum of Level 2 in their literacy skills to be able to undertake training at Level 4.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
On achievement of this qualification, learners may progress to employment in a variety of settings such as schools, colleges, GP practices, voluntary and statutory organisations and substance misuse and bereavement agencies. The qualification also provides a stepping stone to Level 5 Counselling degree courses and Counselling study at Masters level.
- Age range19+
To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, learners must achieve:
- 53 credits
Learners must have attended a minimum of 150 hours of counselling training before enrolling on this qualification and Learners must be at a minimum of Level 2 in their literacy skills to be able to undertake training at Level 4. Please note: Learners will be asked for interview to ensure they can meet the required criteria before being accepted onto a training course leading to the award of this qualification.
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:
- Have a minimum of Level 4 professional qualification in counselling.
- Have minimum of 5 years’ experience as a counsellor.
- Hold a Level 4 or above teaching qualification.
- Have membership of a relevant professional organisation.
- Hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Be in current supervised practice.
Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):
Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:
- Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
- Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in counselling.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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