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CBCS offer a number of courses that are currently run on a ‘demand led’ basis. On this page we have tried to give you a quick guide to them: which courses are for whom; the qualifications trainees need; the costs etc. Hope it helps.

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CBCS Specialist Course in Bereavement and Loss

  • Selection Criteria - One day selection process with set criteria. Application plus references plus self-supporting statement.
  • Qualification/Experience required - Minimum requirement is COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent*.
  • Course Duration - The course is delivered over 6 days and the trainer contact time is 36 hours.
  • Self Study - 4 hours of e.learning, 12 hours reading time, 6 hours for written assignments, 6 hours for completing the portfolio work. The total commitment is approximately 64 hours. 
  • Supervised Practice Placement/client work - No practice placement on this course.
  • Cost - We will waive the cost of the course for those who intend to volunteer with CBCS. We request that in return you commit to a minimum of two years volunteering after successful completion of the training.
  • The cost of the course for those who are undertaking the training for their own CPD or workplace is £495 and must be paid before the course commences.

* Equivalency e.g. other qualifications that are equivalent to COSCA.

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CBCS Working with Bereaved Children and Young People

  • ·         Selection Criteria - One day introduction process with set criteria plus reflective assignment. Application plus references.
  • ·         Qualification/Experience required - No specific counselling skills qualification required. Set experience and selection criteria.
  • ·         Course Duration - 12 days (72 tutor contact hours)
  • ·         Self-Study – Short written statement after introduction day, learning journal/portfolio plus 2 written assignments.
  • ·         Supervised Practice Placement/client work - Readiness to practice and supervised* children/young people work from unit 3 onwards.
  • ·         Cost - £1050 

* Being in a one-to-one supervision relationship is a requirement.

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COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate 

  • Selection Criteria - One day selection process with set criteria. Application plus references plus self-supporting statement.
  • Qualification/Experience required - only an interest in learning and developing counselling skills and self awareness. 
  • Course Duration - Four modules (each six days, with 36 hours tutor contact time).
  • Self Study - Self-directed study, written assignments, self, peer and tutor feedback
  • Supervised Practice Placement/client work - No practice placement on this course.
  • Cost - £250 per module. 

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COSCA Counselling Supervision Course

Part 1 - Certificate in Counselling Supervision Skills
Part 2 - Certificate in Counselling Supervision

  • COSCA/CBCS Bounded Certificate in Counselling Supervision. CBCS is the validated training provider
  • Selection Criteria - Application, references and supporting statement.
  • Qualification/Experience required - Participants to have no less than the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate (or equivalent) as their training. Part 2 requires participants to have a Counselling Diploma and substantial, at least two years, experience as a counselling practitioner, be in a counselling supervisory relationship and minimum of 150 hours supervised client work.
  • Course Duration - six days (36 tutor contact hours)
  • Self Study - Assessment - The course involves formative and summative assessment. Formative assessments will be in the form of observation and feedback on triad practice/trainee presentations/group work etc and summative assessment will involve written assignments, transcript/analysis, case study (2000-2500 words). Self-evaluation is also a feature of the course.
  • Supervised Practice Placement/client work - A minimum of 12 hours of supervisee work is required plus submission of case study. Course participants will also be required to have one hour of supervision for every 6 hours of supervisee work.
  • Cost - £850.

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CBCS Helpline Training

  • Selection Criteria - Telephone interview and meeting with Area Manager
  • Qualifiaction/Experience required - No specific counselling qualifications required although COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills an advantage, also previous experience in a similar role beneficial. Excellent telephone manner and ability to deal calmly with distressed callers is a must.
  • Course Duration - The duration of the course is 5 days. For those who hold a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills the course is 3 days. 2 day ASISIT training required to be undertaken in first year.
  • Self Study - E-learning modules prior to course
  • Supervised Practice Placement - No practice placement, however shadowing another volunteer and mentoring after completion of course is required.
  • Cost there is no cost for this training, however we do ask for a two year commitment volunteering with CBCS. There would be a cost for those doing it for their own CPD.

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Reviewed and Revised 06/08/15