It is designed for those counselling practitioners who are post-qualified but who need further specialist training to enable them to work competently with young people.
The Diploma incorporates a mixture of summative and formative assessments, which have been adapted to meet our qualification, and as such students will be expected to successfully meet the assessment criteria aligned to the learning objectives of the three modules.
Our Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People (8-18 years) addresses the majority of the of the BACP Competences for Humanistic Counselling with children and young people.
To be eligible for this course you must:
If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more. Alternatively, the Course Tutor would be happy to speak with you personally – please contact us if you would like us to put you in touch.
This course is assessed by a range of assessment types such as essay, patchwork and skills assessments.
Starts Saturday 8th and 9th of October 2022, Weekend intake, 10am - 5pm. Please visit the 'Downloads Tab' for the full course schedule.
Starts Saturday 15th and 16th of October 2022, Weekend intake, 10am - 5pm. Please visit the 'Downloads Tab' for the full course schedule.
Courses commencing between 1st Jan'22 - 31st Dec'22:
Option 1 (Total Payable £2,150.00):
An Enrolment Deposit of £450.00 (Non-Refundable) followed by one instalment of £1,700.00.
Option 2 (Total Payable £2,250.00):
An Enrolment Deposit of £450.00 (Non-Refundable) followed by two instalments of £900.00 (payable by direct debit)
Option 3: Bespoke payment plans (Total Payable £2,250.00):
In order to facilitate students, Iron Mill College has introduced bespoke payment plans which can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 219200.
Further information on fees:
Fees listed include VAT.
Applicants are invited to enrol by paying the Enrolment Deposit (which shall be fully non-refundable in all circumstances) as well as submitting all application documents (see the 'Applications' tab for further information).
The balance of course fees is payable as per the relevant schedule option above. All applicants should ensure they read and understand the Terms and Conditions of the Student Agreement and the Tuition Fee Contract Agreement before applying and paying their Enrolment Deposit (Non-Refundable).
Tuition Fee Increases:
Tuition fees are reviewed in Autumn each year and are usually increased in line with CPI each January.
How to pay:
For initial course payments and deposits, you can pay online (credit/Debit card) by using the booking form on this web page. You can also pay all fees by credit / debit card, either in person at Iron Mill College in Exeter, or over the phone by calling 01392 219200.
We also accept cash paid in person at Iron Mill College in Exeter, as well as cheques, which should be made out to 'Iron Mill College' and dropped in or sent to 'Iron Mill College, Morwenstow, 7 Barnfield Crescent, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QT'. We can also accept payments by bank transfer and direct debit - please get in touch with us at 01392 219200 / email@example.com for our bank details or a direct debit form. Please use your name as the reference when making such payments.
This will vary depending on your own circumstances, but all applicants must make sure they fully understand the additional expense requirements they will need to undertake during this course. Iron Mill College is unable to contribute to any of these additional costs; they are met by the student. These costs may include:
Please note: Iron Mill College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort, based on the enrolment of a minimum number of successful applicants. A full refund of course fees paid, including any deposit, will be given to all applicants in the event that a course does not proceed and at least 14 days’ notice (prior to the advertised course start date) will be given to applicants, in the event of a course cancellation or postponement. The college cannot be held liable for any remedy, damages or compensation beyond this.
How to apply:
You can apply by submitting the following documents and items:
Successful applicants will be offered a place on the course once all of the above application documents have been received and the Enrolment Deposit paid.
Final Application Date:
The deadline for applications is 4 weeks before the start of the course. A decision will be made on whether the course will run, based on confirmed and accepted places, 4 weeks before the start dtae of the course.
Any applications received after the 4 week deadline will only be processed at the discretion of the Programmes Lead / Course Lead.
What is the attendance requirement?:
20 full days of tuition (across 10 months), plus substantial independent learning
How much time does this course involve each week?:
We require you to have a personal commitment to your own learning, which includes reading and self-directed study outside of your contact time with Iron Mill College. This allows time to prepare for assignments, consolidate learning, and broaden your individual knowledge and understanding of the course material. You should therefore be prepared to study as follows:
Are there any additional costs?:
Your fee is inclusive of assessments, tuition, certificates, course materials, creative materials, online learning platform, plus free of charge use of our IMC online library and hard copy library (general texts on counselling/psychotherapy). The handbook is available in an electronic format.
You will need to budget separately for:
If you have any further questions, please contact our friendly enquiries team who will be happy to help you further.