Professional Client Practice Level 4

Our course code: ST402

Course fee: £375 or from £28 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

Enrol on this course

Our Professional Client Practice course has been designed and created for individuals who would like to develop their client practice skills. This comprehensive and flexible Home Learning course is ideal for practitioners of a range of industries such as coaching, counselling, designing or planning.

On this Professional Client Practice Level 4 course, you will:

  • Research and compose a statement of professional standards for your chosen industry
  • Devise an analytical process which enables client’s needs and expectations to be identified and agreed
  • Analyse client’s briefs and development implementation plans
  • Compose a portfolio of practical experiences, including reviews, records and client feedback

Ideal for practitioners of industries, such as counselling and planning, looking to develop their client practice skills.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support ™

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by OFQUAL, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework. ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students. ABC Awards is a brand of the Skills and Education Group Awards, also known as SEG Awards, which is found on the OFQUAL register.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading, writing and research.

Study Method

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.

Course Duration

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 an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

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.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards 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 ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 4

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Identifying professional standards, ethics and codes of practice
  • Ethics and standards
  • Client confidentiality
  • Industry codes of practice
  • Developing a client contract
2: Identifying, negotiating and agreeing the client brief
  • Meeting the client
  • Identifying client needs
  • Setting expectations
  • Agreeing the end point
3: Planning and implementing the client assignment
  • Stating client needs and clarifying outcomes
  • Outlining the client assignment process
  • Agreeing responsibilities
  • Financial matters
  • Setting milestones and review points
  • Establishing a timetable
4: Concluding the client assignment and obtaining client sign-off
  • Recording progress
  • Negotiating revisions to the programme
  • Obtaining client feedback
  • Resolving difficulties
5: Reviewing the assignment and identifying further professional development
  • Building a portfolio
  • Analysing feedback
  • Summarising outcomes
  • Self assessment
  • Planning further personal development

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.