Please note this course is now full. We have another Level 5 Diploma launching in October 2022. Find out more here.

Course Overview

This is a brand new regulated qualification recently launched by CPCAB. TIC+ believe we will be the first to offer it.

Launching in September 2022, the course will be delivered face-to-face in Gloucester over 10 weekends (20 days). Content is based on the BACP Core Competences for Counselling Children & Young People (CYP).

The course requires students to complete 60 supervised placement hours with children and young people and to have 20 hours of personal therapy whilst training. Placements are available within TIC+ if you live in Gloucestershire.

Overall Purpose and Aims of the Training

  • To prepare already qualified counsellors to work therapeutically with children and young people
  • To adhere to the BACP Humanistic Competences framework for counselling Children and Young People

Entry Requirements

To apply you require a counselling qualification at diploma level or above and must be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, e.g. BACP, NCS

If you would like to do your placement with TIC+, you will need the following:

i. Two References (one must be from your counselling employer or clinical supervisor)

ii. An enhanced children young people and vulnerable adult DBS check. This can be

arranged for a fee of £55 if not already in place

iii. Attend an interview

iiii. Attend a 2-3 day induction.

Course Cost 

£1,999 including CPCAB registration & certificate.

If you wish to do your placement at TIC+ and you are prepared to do an additional 50 placement hours (making a total of 110 hours) we can provide the course at £1,000.


Download the Level 5 Diploma application form here.

Email [email protected] for an application pack.


Course Brochure (PDF)

Course Curriculum (PDF)

Student Feedback (PDF)


The course will be delivered on the following dates:

10/11 September 2022

8/9 October 2022

5/6 November 2022

3/4 December 2022

7/8 January 2023

4/5 February 2023

4/5 March 2023

1/2 April 2023

29/30 April 2023

20/21 May 2023

Course Objectives

• Explore and define the skills and knowledge participants already have.

• Contextualise therapeutic work with young people in the UK.

• Examine developmental theories and current neuro-science research, particularly research on the ‘teenage brain’.

• Equip therapists with the therapeutic skills needed to work with young people.

• Educate therapists in regard to the legal position and the specific ethical considerations of working with young people.

• Identify approaches to contracting, confidentiality and assessment.

• Develop a toolkit of creative and cognitive strategies specifically aimed at this age group.

• Encourage a proactive humanistic integrative approach towards their work with young people.

• Integrate counsellors’ initial therapeutic model with skills of young people counselling.

• Examine the need for self-care and identify types of support available.