I hold a BA-degree in Education and Social Work and have five yrs experience in this field working with troubled children and teens as well as families. My work is based on the cognitive/ narrative/systemic approach.
My reason for wanting to study here is to learn even more about professional coaching and Therapy tools that I can integrate in my daily work.
I am, however, not sure whether to go for the University-accredited courses or the other similar courses, which are not university-accredited but still Approved by the NCS.
What would you advise me to do?
Asked by Mille - Denmark Submitted 1383 days ago
Courses are now designated "Quality Checked" by NCS instead of "Approved." The "Approved" designation is now no longer used by NCS.
Both Course 4000 Diploma in Counselling (CPD) and Course 5000N Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling Skills (SCQF Credit Rated) are "Quality Checked" by NCS. 5000N involves 300 hours study for each of the 4 modules with 4000 taking 150 hours for each of the 4 modules. This is mainly due to the more rigorous academic assessment required for the 5000N. Each course covers similar topics.
If your requirements do not involve working towards a degree I would suggest that 4000 would meet your needs. Additionally you may wish to consider looking at our Diploma in Youth Counselling (Course 1830) and our Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring (Course 1400 - CPD, or Course UE1000 - Academically Accredited at level 8)