Taught course

Counselling Children and Young People

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

* You must have a counselling qualification at postgraduate diploma level as well as post qualifying counselling experience and/or experience of working with young people. You must also be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, i.e. BACP. *A minimum of 100 supervised hours of counselling practice * Two References uploaded with your application * You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check by the University

Months of entry


Course content

The MA/ PG Dip Counselling Children and Young People, is one of the only postgraduate courses of its kind, offering a unique blend of knowledge and skills practice, and provides a pathway to many exciting opportunities within the field of therapeutic work with young people. It is designed for qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists who want to continue their professional development and enhance their career prospects with in-depth training in counselling children and young people.

You will develop an appreciation of the differences in working with this group as opposed to adults, and of the theories and practical skills necessary to communicate and connect with this client group. The course is highly experiential in nature and you will use your own ‘inner adolescent’ and a wide range of creative tools in learning how to work therapeutically with children and young people in both formal and informal settings.

Benefits of this course include the opportunity to gain an insight into British working practices in the field of children's services, a practice placement in the counselling field for those suitably qualified and a learning package which includes block teaching and distance learning; enabling you to study and work in tandem. We are able to offer a supervised practice placement in our own school-based counselling service in Newport.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599