This is a brand new regulated qualification recently launched by CPCAB. TIC+ believe we will be the first to offer it.
Launching in October 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
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.
£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.
Student Feedback (PDF)
The course will be delivered on the following dates:
Starting October 2022
29/30 – October 2022
26/27 – November 2022
10/11 – December 2022
14/15 – January 2023
11/12 – February 2023
11/12 – March 2023
15/16 – April 2023
13/14 – May 2023
10/11 – June 2023
1/2 – July 2023
• 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.