No5 Diploma in Counselling Young People Level 5
Accredited and awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Based on BACP guidelines & competencies for working with 11-18 year olds.
No5 Young People provides professional training for counsellors wishing to work with children and young people. Training is developed to meet the changing needs of clients and counselling provision.
Please note: Spaces are full for the 2023/24 course – please email the Training Team if you would to be added to the waiting list.
Who is the Diploma in Counselling Young People for?
The No5 Diploma is open to all who have obtained their diploma (BA or MA) in Counselling and wish to study a full training to work with young people aged 11–18 years old. This will enable you to begin counselling with young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years old and meets the BACP training curriculum guidelines Stage 1 and onto Stage 2.
The Training Format
Introductory Workshops followed by Diploma Workshops
The Introductory workshops (1-4) will cover all knowledge and skills required to begin working with young people. These workshops take place in September and October.
You will be required to achieve 50 placement hours of counselling with young people aged 11-17 during the programme (between being signed off to begin work in October/November 2023 and July 2024).
Workshops 5-12 meet the BACP’s Stage 2 ‘Formal Award’.
Why No5 Training?
Young people with experience of counselling and mental health attend the days to share their experiences and give insights from a young person’s point of view.
As an agency No5 focus on supporting young people and therefore our training is delivered with expertise and planned around our clients.
No5 draw on everyday experiences from counsellors supporting young people, young people themselves and include real case studies.
You can apply to do a placement at No5 to build your counselling experience and in return for your volunteer hours, you get a reduction in your Diploma fee if successful.
Trainers are not only experienced trainers but experienced in counselling young people.
Training Course Details
This programme is for all counsellors who are working with young people and do not have a ‘top-up’ or specific training to work with young people aged 11-18 years old. It is aimed at counsellors who have a minimum level 4 diploma in counselling of any modality.
The programme is based on the BACP Training Curriculum and attendance on this programme will enable you to meet the BACP competences to work with young people (11-18 years).
You will be required to do a minimum of 50 hours of counselling with young people to support your study, with appropriately qualified supervision. Please read below for details of practice hours.
You will attend an interview with our Training and Development Manager. Candidates wishing to complete their placements at No5 will need to attend an interview with the No5 clinical team. A Placement Application Form can be requested from Martin Fox, Clinical Lead.
The cost of the full programme is £1,850 for 12 workshops including the CPCAB registration fee of £239 which is payable to No5 who will then pay CPCAB once you have started the course.
Reduced cost (No5 placement)
A reduced fee is available to counsellors who agree to complete a placement with No5. You will be required to cover a three-session rota for a 12-month period. The total cost of the reduced fee programme is £1,350 which includes the £239 CPCAB registration fee.
Reduced cost (Deduction from Introductory Modules)
For delegates who have already paid for, and completed, the Introductory Modules, with the deduction of £350 the total cost of the programme for counsellors on placement at No5 is £1,000 which includes the £239 CPCAB registration fee.
- You will need to complete 50 placement hours with young people age 11 to 17 at an appropriate placement.
- You will be required to log your client work with young people and have this signed by your supervisor and the agency/school or organisation where you have gained this experience.
- You will need to satisfy the programme tutor that your supervisor is qualified in counselling young people, and provide a short statement from them about your development as a counsellor for young people.
- You may be required to complete 20 hours of personal therapy if requested to do so by the Course Tutor.
- You will attend 82 Guided Learning Hours and 299 Additional Learning Hours
- Your Total Qualification Time will be 381 Hours
Diploma in Counselling Young People 2023/2024
Workshop 1: Saturday 16th September – Introduction to Programme and to Working with Young People
Workshop 2: Saturday 30th September – Skills for Working with YPs
Workshop 3: Saturday 14th October – Safeguarding, Record-Keeping and outcome Measures
Workshop 4: Saturday 21st October – Attachment, Separation, Normality and Pathology in Adolescence
Workshop 5: Saturday 11th November – Appreciating Difference and Diversity
Workshop 6: Saturday 9th December – Developing Emotional Literacy and Agency to Support Wellbeing in Young People
Workshop 7: Saturday 20th January – Creative Practice
Workshop 8:Saturday 24th February – Counselling in Different Contexts
Workshop 9: Saturday 16th March – Working with Young People and their Network
Workshop 10: Saturday 20th April – Group presentations
Workshop 11: Saturday 18th May – Groups, Gangs and Trauma
Workshop 11: Saturday 15th June – Reflections and Endings
Aims of the Programme
The programme is intended to give you knowledge, skills and confidence to work with young people and will build on your previous counselling training and experience. This programme will fully equip you to work with young people safely and ethically and will enable you to develop the competencies required by the BACP.
The programme is experiential and intended to be applied during the programme to your counselling work with young people.
- Work safely, legally and ethically as a counsellor with young people aged 11 – 18 years old.
- Work therapeutically with young people.
- Work with issues around culture, family and diversity relevant to the development of young people.
- Work with an age-appropriate counselling approach to engage with young people.
- Work with self-awareness as a practitioner with young people
- Use a coherent framework of theory and skills relevant for working with this age group.
- Monitor and maintain professional effectiveness as a counsellor of young people.
About our Training Team
The training team is made up of The Programme Manager, Trainers, Guest co-Trainers, Facilitators, Tutors, and Training Admin support.
Our team have been collectively delivering this training course for since 2016 and have extensive experience in both teaching and delivering counselling services to children and young people.
Carly Newman BA (Hons), Operations and Relationships Manager at No5
Anna Albert MSc, PGCE, PGDip (Counselling), PGDip (Counselling in Schools), MBACP (Registered Accred), School Counsellor – Wellington College
Chantal De Rop-Rushton MSc, BA, BACP CYP, Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents, Head of Year 3 Birkbeck MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy
Emma Beesley BSc, MBACP (Registered Accred), PGDip (Counselling), No5 Clinical Projects & School Counselling Coordinator, No5 School Counsellor – Kendrick School
Guest Co-trainers and Facilitators:
Rachel Kershaw – MBACP, MUKCP
Kirsten Willis, BME, Head of Ops. Berkshire West Head of Ambulance Service NHS Berkshire.
You will be supported by a course facilitator at each workshop. Each of our facilitators have completed the course and have experience of delivering counselling to young people.
Sue Breakwell BSc – MBACP
Melissa Bright BSc – MBACP
Nivedita Prabhu, BCom, MBACP
Vanessa Brown, MBACP – Integrative Therapist and School Counsellor Lord Wandsworth College
Helen Thompson BA, MUKCP, MFPC, (Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (wpf), Supervision Diploma and Certificate in Counselling Young People). Training and Development Manager at No5.
Training Admin Support
Alyson Wylding BA (Hons.), Dip. Contemporary Psychotherapy MBACP. Director of No5
Assignment Markers and Moderators
All Assignments and Learning Reviews throughout the programme will be marked by either Helen Thompson, Jackie Powell, Anna Albert, Sue Breakwell, Melissa Bright, Nivedita Prabhu or Vanessa Brown. Chantal De Rop Rushton is the Internal Assignment Moderator.
Spaces are full for the 2023/24 course - please email us if you would to be added to the waiting list.
To apply for a place on the programme please complete the No5 Diploma in Counselling Young People Application Form and email it to the Training Team.
Feedback from previous participants
“This course helped me become more creative in my thinking.”
“I enjoyed the chance to meet other counsellors and share practice ideas.”
“This course helped me understand emotional impact of working with play”.
“It was good to gain some practice of using creative tools and increase my understanding of the many issues facing young people.”
“The group work and sharing experiences made me much more aware about difference.”
“This course changed my awareness, sense of self and others.”
“The course included excellent thought-provoking discussion.”
“The clarity about legal and safeguarding issues was very helpful.”