Our fully accredited post qualifying Level 5 Diploma is in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People and provides specialist training for practitioners interested in working with children and young people.


Our Diploma is accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body - the UK's leading counselling awarding organisation.  

The course combines both practical and theoretical training together with clinical placements and group supervision. Sessions and lectures take place one weekend a month over an 18 month period. 

What people have told us about the Diploma

Our students:

"The tutors are warm, open and generous in sharing their knowledge and experience. I felt supported, heard and inspired"

In their August 2020 Independent Verification Report the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) told us:

         "The case studies reviewed demonstrated a mature and reflective ability to work with young people"

         "Tutor feedback is balanced, supportive and appropriately developmental"

         "There is a clear sense of candidate engagementwith client work that suggests safe, ethical and reflective                          practice"

         "Part of the feedback [from students] reflects the heart of this course:   'Excellent criteria to develop my skills and                    knowledge to work safely and ethically with children and young people. The presentations delivered were                            excellent and a real asset to the course structure'   A pleasure to verify."


Diploma Class of 2021

November 2021 - We welcomed the new cohort of students to our Level 5 Post Qualifying Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People The group began their journey with a weekend residential in beautiful Boscastle. Using the themes of bringing, finding and taking away, the group got to know each other, cooked together and discussed the structure of the course. They enjoyed expert sessions on music therapy and movement therapy and explored their own creativity through an artistic collaboration.

Thoughts on Boscastle residential 2021

   "Marvellous reisdential weekend. Thank you so much :)"

    "I enjoyed learning about the heartbeat rhythm and how to use it to regulate. I also enjoyed learning about different ways to engage a young person in music therapy sessions"

    "So many ideas to take away form this session [movement]. A safe way for young people to explore thoughts/feelings/experiences"

   "I loved the inspiration the sessions provided. The tutors gave us a lot of space to become, while at all times feeling held and supported"

   "I found this invaluable"


Diploma Class of 2020

Introductory Weekend at Boscastle YHA

"The hostel seemed ideal, with plenty of space for meeting and socialising as a group, as well as workshop activities"



Our 2020 Diploma students have told us:

         "The residential weekend was so much more than I had expected. It was a great way to connect to the group and the course"

         "I felt inspired by the tutors and the group as I felt everyone had so much to give . . . I am looking forward to the challenges ahead"

        "I am looking forward to the course, which is a positive outcome of the weekend"



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