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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and adolescents?
Being young is a time when we are vulnerable. Children only have limited life experience. They are constantly learning about the world around them and they need confidence to grow. The fears and anxieties of children can quickly destroy their fragile confidence if they are not provided with adequate care, love and understanding.
Those who work with children are most effective when they have an understanding of the specific problems faced by them, and what can be expected in normal childhood development.
If you are passionate about working with children and young people then this course may be right for you. The course is a distance learning course which focuses on counselling this age group. In this course you will be able to learn about theories of childhood development (e.g. morality, cognition, psychosocial), as well as develop core counselling skills. The elective modules offer an opportunity to specialise in areas such as mental health problems which have their onset in childhood, adolescent development, and disorders of childhood. There is also the possibility of learning more general psychology which can be applied to people of all ages, or focussing on specific areas for counselling.
You can study this flexible course in your own home and at your own pace, and you will have support from our experienced and highly qualified tutors.
You are required to take two core modules – Child Psychology and Counselling Skills I. You can then choose a further four modules from the electives listed below.
Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling.
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 12 modules.
Note that each module in the Certificate in Child and Youth Counselling is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
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If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant SchemeStudent support
We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.
As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.
STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
How will this course advance my career?
Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.
Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.
College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings
The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).
How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?