Do you want to make a lifetime of difference to children? Do you have a passion for caring? A talent for listening? If so, Care Counselling for Children Level 2 is the course for you, to put these skills to use. This highly rewarding course is available to fit around your current lifestyle, flexible, convenient and beneficial. It is ideal for those looking to undertake a caring role that involves children and provides counselling skills for those in their care.
Counselling is a way of helping people with personal problems. Counsellors work with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loneliness, self-esteem, difficulties in relationships, self-injury and eating problems. Care Counselling for Children is based on building a trusting relationship between counsellor and client. It can help people talk about their experiences and make sense of them. Counselling can allow people to express difficult feelings and to learn how to manage them in a helpful way.
This Level 2 Award will equip you with counselling skills for working with or caring for children and young people as well as preparing you to go on to higher level counselling training.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years,.
Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification, and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.
An intro to counselling for children and the topics you’ll cover, including the importance of counselling, qualities of counsellors, definitions of therapies and child development. You’ll set goals, consider what counselling means to you and what you hope to achieve, with a key research example to work through.
Unit two considers the nature/nurture debate and the concepts of normal and/or abnormal behaviour in children. You’ll explore theories of childhood development, such as Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological systems, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in relation to resilience and risk, as well as a child’s sense of self.
Unit three breaks down theories to approaches to counselling, such as Pavlov’s classical conditioning, Kohlberg’s stages of identity, and Ainsworth’s attachment studies. Learn to analyse the reliability of these experiments and its influence on contemporary counselling. Touching on nature/nurture, you’ll learn how development is affected by everything from parenting to poverty, divorce and cross-cultural differences. You’ll also consider the impact of death, types of grief, and key therapies to help children.
Unit four explores characteristics, signs and consequences of two types of abuse: substance and child. You’ll learn how substance abuse links to prenatal problems, adolescent sensation-seeking and eating disorders via cross-cultural perspectives and parenting styles. You’ll identify the effects of child abuse, types of maltreatment and distinguish between attachment and detachment via critical case studies.
The final unit is self-reflective. It beckons you to think positively to visualise an outcome you’ll achieve, recognising areas of personal health, such as stress, sleep and creative thinking, while considering an occupation and key factors that might determine your decision. This is supported by definitions and a checklist that gets you to think about various aspects from schooling to relationships and role models.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
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