This course provides an opportunity for learners to engage in self-reflection and develop a research proposal on the field of counselling research.
Learners will gain knowledge about methodological approaches to enquiry, ethical frameworks, and supervision in counselling practice. Additionally, they will undertake research and create a business plan to establish, develop, and maintain a private counselling practice. Through this course, learners will be able to assess and evaluate their own practice of counselling as well as topics relevant to the field.
This qualification is aimed at learners whose qualification goal is to achieve professional status in counselling. It may also be appropriate for those working in roles where counselling skills are needed: for example, nursing, teaching, social work, voluntary sector, the police and armed forces.
The AIM Qualifications Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice enables learners to embark on practice working within an ethical framework. Learners are expected to make appropriate use of counselling supervision and evaluate their own work. After learners have developed knowledge and understanding in the main approaches to counselling, they will evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of a core chosen approach to/model of counselling. Learners will learn how the chosen approach views human development and psychological change, with comparison to another approach. Learners will also understand the practical application of their chosen approach to clinical practice. The placement requirement in this qualification is essential to the personal and professional development of the practitioner.
The AIM Qualifications Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling provides opportunities for critical self-reflection and enables learners to work towards the production of a research proposal. The proposal will cover the field of counselling research and the methodological approaches to enquiry to assess and evaluate the practice of counselling and/or a topic relevant to the field. Learners will embark on practice working within an ethical framework and will develop an understanding of the need for and value of supervision in counselling practice. Learners are also required to undertake research and develop a business plan required to establish, develop and maintain a private counselling practice.