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Comments about Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
This one-year course will address theoretical and professional issues relevant to the development of competent, safe and professional counselling supervisors. Students will be encouraged to develop their supervision skills within the supportive atmosphere of the course. Between teaching blocks students will complete written and fieldwork assignments and will maintain a journal throughout the course.
Entrance Requirements Applicants should have successfully studied counselling to Advanced Diploma level or equivalent; have at least three years’ supervised practice of 450 hours since qualification and be in a counselling supervisory placement which enables them to carry out the fieldwork requirements of the course .It is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she has a supervisory placement. A supplementary application form must be completed in addition to the general university application which can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All suitably qualified applicants will be required to attend an interview. Additional Information for International Students In the case of international students (from outside the EU), it is not possible to study on a part-time basis unless you are already in the United Kingdom for other reasons and have obtained an appropriate visa. It is the student’s responsibility to check visa requirements for part-time study in the UK. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
The Postgraduate Diploma/Masters will provide:
• An examination of the role of ‘Scholar/Practitioner’
• Facilitation of the personal and professional development of the guidance and counselling practitioner
• A rigorous grounding in a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives in guidance and counselling
• A systematic understanding and critical awareness of the theoretical concepts underlying guidance and counselling
• A critical examination of the application and development of theoretical concepts to a range of professional frameworks
• A setting in which to foster advanced scholarship in guidance and counselling
• Support for students to carry out research relating to their professional work environment
• An opportunity for personal reflection on learning and professional development.
A range of assessment methods are used including:
• In-tray exercises
• Reflective Learning Journal
• Video recording of counselling/guidance interviews with process recording (verbatim and descriptive)
• Case Presentations
• Preparation and delivery of careers presentation
Opportunities for Careers
This qualification would normally be of benefit to those employed in guidance and/or counselling, who are seeking promotion with an existing employer or those who wish to move to more senior positions in other organisations working in these areas