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Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice
Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice PgCert
Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice PgCert

Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice PgCert

  • ID:LC440220
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Part-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
Estimated Total/program:
£22,500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the foundation year in systemic practice at the University of Bedfordshire or its equivalent at another university.
  • An RPEL route is available for students with substantial prior experiential learning
  • Applicants would usually have a relevant previous professional qualification such as psychology, social work, medicine, nursing or education.
  • This is an AFT requirement for applicants progressing to years three and four, the systemic psychotherapy qualifying years. As this is a practice-based course applicants must currently be working with families with minor children in a professional context.

English requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK 
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Course Information

Join us on this course and you will develop your systemic knowledge and skills, and increase the effectiveness of your direct work with children and families with children.

Designed as an intermediate year of training for systemic psychotherapy and end-stage training as a systemic practitioner, it is built on the theoretical and practice frameworks established in the foundation year.

It aims to deepen your confidence in employing different approaches encompassed by systems theory, and will encourage you to incorporate reflexive thinking in your work.

The course is designed to help professionals to develop and deepen systemic knowledge and skills in order to increase the effectiveness of direct work with individual children and families with minor children across a broad range of contexts. The course is both an intermediate year of training for systemic psychotherapy and end stage training as a systemic practitioner. It is built on the theoretical and practice frameworks established in the foundation year of training. It seeks to deepen students familiarity with and confidence in employing a number of approaches encompassed by systems theory.

The course is suitable for professionals who wish to increase their capacity to work directly with families with young children. This includes nurses, social workers, teachers, counsellors, other health professionals and those in front line services who wish to utilise a systemic approach with clients.

The course stresses the importance of understanding professional contexts and the way in which they relate to work with families with children. Particular emphasis is placed on thinking about ways of working which meet the needs of the most disadvantaged client groups and which take account of the legislative frameworks within which most practitioners will have to work. Attention to issues of difference and the promotion and development of anti-oppressive practice are central to the course philosophy and permeate all aspects of the teaching.

In addition the course focuses on the development of the therapeutic relationship and the use of self in direct work with individuals and families.

Choose Intermediate Child Focused Systemic Practice PgCert and:

  • Study the application of systemic ideas and learn how they can help you understand the developmental stages of children
  • Explore the five major models of systemic practice, including the philosophical underpinnings, main theorists, main theoretical principles, model of change and role of the practitioner with particular reference to work with families with minor aged children and their networks
  • Develop your ability to apply systemic practice skills to a number of different client groups and across a range of practice contexts
  • Gain the ability to work within the ethical and legal frameworks that are relevant to multiple practice contexts and the particular requirements of organisations
  • Benefit from an enhanced ability to use relevant evidence-based research to make assessments, formulate interventions and review the effectiveness of your direct work.

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