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Counselling Children and Young People using Creative Arts
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Please note that all applications and queries for this course will be dealt with by APAC, and that start dates may differ depending on your location of study. Find out more on the <a target="_blank" href="http://playtherapy.org.uk/Training/Advanced-Diploma-in-Counselling-CYP-Using-Creative-Arts">APAC website</a>.<br><br>

Advanced Diploma
Counselling Children and Young People using Creative Arts

Undergraduate course
Health

Use the creative arts therapeutically to help children and young people deal with a range of issues and fulfil their potential.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy Ltd (APAC)
Please note that all applications and queries for this course will be dealt with by APAC, and that start dates may differ depending on your location of study. Find out more on the APAC website.

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You will be taught in a diverse range of settings - APAC training centres are highly regarded for their beautiful and tranquil settings such as Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley, Yorkshire, or the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, Berkshire.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements:

Applicants should normally have a Diploma of Higher Education/Foundation degree in Counselling or equivalent level 5 qualification, or, where the applicant does not hold a level 5 qualification, equivalent experience or training, such as within the work environment. Applicants should have formal training in counselling and/or psychotherapy and membership of the BACP or equivalent professional association with a code of ethics. This course is for practising counsellors seeking further opportunities for professional study.

Applicants must also meet the professional requirements:

  1. The counselling qualification at least at level 5 with a minimum of 100 hours clinically supervised practice and 20 hours of supervision; plus 50 hours post-qualifying clinical experience is required.
  2. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
  3. Two satisfactory references of which one must be relevant to clinical practice.
  4. Professional indemnity, public liability insurance cover and data protection registration.
  5. All suitable candidates will be required to successfully complete a telephone interview as part of the selection process.
  6. Also the following are ideally required (students can start the course without the following but these must be in place before clinical practice commences):

  7. A placement, which may be the applicant's place of work.
  8. A PTUK approved Clinical Supervisor.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants should normally have a Diploma of Higher Education/Foundation degree in Counselling or equivalent level 5 qualification, or, where the applicant does not hold a level 5 qualification, equivalent experience or training, such as within the work environment. Applicants should have formal training in counselling and/or psychotherapy and membership of the BACP or equivalent professional association with a code of ethics. This course is for practising counsellors seeking further opportunities for professional study.

Applicants must also meet the professional requirements:

  1. The counselling qualification at least at level 5 with a minimum of 100 hours clinically supervised practice and 20 hours of supervision; plus 50 hours post-qualifying clinical experience is required.
  2. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
  3. Two satisfactory references of which one must be relevant to clinical practice.
  4. Professional indemnity, public liability insurance cover and data protection registration.
  5. All suitable candidates will be required to successfully complete a telephone interview as part of the selection process.
  6. Also the following are ideally required (students can start the course without the following but these must be in place before clinical practice commences):

  7. A placement, which may be the applicant's place of work.
  8. A PTUK approved Clinical Supervisor.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

  • Andy Hinchcliffe

Careers

Andy Hinchcliffe
Children's Centre Manager, Wyke Community & Children’s Centre

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“"I came from a playwork background, but my studies at Leeds Beckett really improved my skillset as a manager and helped put everything I’d been doing into context. I met many new friends and even teamed up with some of them to set up a new business, travelling around the world to places like Costa Rica, Egypt and the US to deliver playwork training."

MODULES & LEARNING

Learn to use the Integrative Holistic model of play and creative arts therapies as an extension to talking therapies.

Continue to add to your creative arts therapy skill set and integrate them into your current practice. Learn about research methods and the fundamentals of neurobiology.

Expand your repertoire of therapeutic play media to include drawing, painting, clay and working with groups. You will also develop your understanding of child protection issues.

This course will enhance your existing counselling skills, such as establishing a therapeutic relationship with CYP, working within an appropriate ethical framework and other statutory requirements aimed at protecting children. You will be given an understanding of the neurobiological development of CYP as well as the informing psychological theories including Rogers, Axline, Jung, Winnicott and Bowlby. You will become a more self-reflective and critical counsellor, communicating with the CYP in whatever therapeutic creative arts media they have chosen - the younger the child, the greater the need for non-talking creative therapies. Your enhanced skillset will help to foster an improved rapport with CYP and help them to heal. You will be taught a diverse range of therapeutic skills so that you can develop integrated counselling programmes that can be tailored to the individual. This Integrated Holistic approach distinguishes this course from more traditional single method techniques. You will put into practice what you have learned during 50 hours of clinical placements undertaken in your workplace, 10 hours of which will be supervised. This is a practical course that also includes free software for therapy recordkeeping to meet the latest data protection legislation requirements.
  • Divine Charura
    Dr Divine Charura Dr Divine Charura
    Course Director

    Whether you are a newly qualified therapist or an experienced one, the modules on this course and extensive training will provide you with an excellent opportunity for enhancing your personal and professional development. The course also includes 50 hours of clinical placement work with children, 10 hours of which are supervised. We look forward to welcoming you on this course.

FEES & FUNDING
Separate tuition fee arrangements exist for this course. Please contact APAC, on 01825 761143 or e-mail ptukorg@aol.com for more information.
Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Virtual Learning Environment
    Virtual Learning Environment

    The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

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