CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory

This qualification is for candidates who are already working as counselling practitioners and who want to develop their skills in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and use these skills as an integral part of their work.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10127

Campus: Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:00-21:00

Course Structure

The qualification is awarded by CPCAB Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.  This qualification comprises one unit T/600/9985 Working as a Counsellor using the CBT approach which has seven learning outcomes and associated e-assessment criteria (internally assessed).  For the External Assessment candidates will write a structured case review.
 
Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of one-to-one client work with at least three clients using the CBT approach, although it is recognised that they may also be working with other approaches in their client work setting.
In addition candidates are required to have external supervision of their counselling work (which may or may not be all within a CBT framework) in accordance with BACP or BABCP minimum requirements.
 
Candidates are expected to be working with clients within a professional framework in order to apply their learning on this course and to meet the assessment requirements.

Accreditation of prior learning is a process by which you may be awarded credits for learning that you have gained in the past and which is relevant to the course to which you have applied.  It may be certificated or experiential learning. 

Please contact the Counselling course co-ordinator, Karyn Eldon at keldon@serc.ac.uk if you require any further information.

Contact Hours

Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of one-to-one client work with at least three clients using the CBT approach.

Candidates will attend College for 4 hours per week.

 

 


 


Entry Requirements

Candidates must have completed the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or their RPL (prior learning) equivalent.  They must be a practicing counsellor.    Candidates should be a member of BACP or BABCP. 

Entry to the course is subject to interview.  Should the prospective student already have obtained the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, this Level 5 course can be combined with several Open University modules and result in the awarding of an Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling - see CPCAB Website  

Student must have acquired the following before being considered for this course:

 

GCSE:

  • GCSE Maths at Grade c or above or equivalent
  • GCSE English at Grade c or above or equivalent.

CPCAB

  •  CPCAB Level Level 4 Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling or its equivalent APEL / RPL (prior learning, see below)

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English Equivalent
  • English Language Requirements qualifications include: Grade C (or above) in English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2) ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

  • Successful completion of the admissions process. This will include a formal scored interview. Interviews will be conducted between May and August of year of enrolment. All applicants will be informed of admission decisions after the completion of all interviews.

APEL

  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section and must satisfy CPCAB Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy that can be found at https://www.cpcab.co.uk/public_docs/recognition-of-prior-learning-rpl-policy  

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Internal and external assessment based assignment based.  

* Tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements.

* Two internally assessed assignments (3000, 3500)

* One externally assessed Case Review (3000, 3500)

Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of one-to-one client work with at least three clients using the CBT approach, although it is recognised that they may also be working with other approaches in their client work setting. In addition candidates are required to have external supervision of their counselling work (which may or may not be all within a CBT framework) in accordance with BACP or BABCP minimum requirements.  

Where will it take me?

 Currently the NHS are required to provide CBT counselling in primary care.  Successful completion of this Programme could help you progress your career in Counselling.

 


How will it make me more employable?

It is advisable that counsellors consider training in CBT skills.  These skills can lead to career progression, or indeed enhance your current career experience.

Additional Costs

There are no associated costs with the Programme.

Accreditation

 You will be accredited with a Level 5 qualification

Course Modules

 This Qualification is made up of one mandatory unit which has seven learning outcomes:

  • Work safely, legally and ethically as a counsellor using the CBT approach.
  • Use the CBT framework to structure the therapeutic relationship.
  • Integrate understanding of diversity in CBT work.
  • Use a coherent CBT approach to work with individual clients and their needs.
  • Work with self awareness as a counsellor using the CBT approach.
  • Use CBT theory, research and techniques coherently within counselling work
  • Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor using the CBT approach.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This is a national recognised qualification on the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The course is intended for candidates who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (or its APL and/or APEL equivalent).

Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills

This qualification is suitable if you wish to learn initial counselling skills to help and support others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)

Competence-based qualification (NVQ) QCF based programme

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counsellor practitioner training. The course forms part of the entry requirement for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4).

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 17:00-21:00

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