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CI205
Counselling Skills and Youth Studies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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This programme has been designed specifically for those who want develop the skills and expertise necessary to become competent practicing counsellors in the area of youth work with a focus on youth intervention modalities.

Delivered over 3 years, it combines a range of comprehensive theory and practical skills development. Each year consists of two 12-week terms. The programme is taught using a combination of classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities. In certain modules attendance may be a requirement.


 
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Run by I.C.H.A.S. on the Griffith College Dublin Campus


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CI205 - Counselling Skills and Youth Studies
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CI205 - Counselling Skills and Youth Studies
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With a growing population of young people, it is expected that there will be a requirement for youth workers with counselling skills. Graduates  can be found working in a wide variety of organisations in areas such as private and public residential and non-residential youth  centres, schools, colleges, youth services, prison services, hospitals and of course, in private practice.

The Government has committed to increased funding of mental health initiatives as part of the national counselling service.For many the opportunity to work in private practice as a professional Counsellor is hugely important. With the forthcoming statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy, the fact that this programme has been validated by QQI should not be underestimated



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