Assessment is by two written assignments designed to assess students' capacity for reflection, theoretical understanding and competence. Additionally students will be expected to submit a short project on a dedicated and relevant subject in June of the second year.
We require two supervisor's reports during the life of the course and students are required to submit a portfolio of their work upon completion of the course. Supervisor's reports must indicate a pass mark in order to qualify. Additionally supervisors submit 'Fitness to Practice' reports on two occasions during the course.
Furthermore, students need to acquire a minimum of 200 hours of clinical practice under supervision to gain their diploma. Placements are available at a number of settings, these include Kings College Hospital, Ealing Abbey Counselling Service, some Relate offices, Robert Hudson at The Cavendish Centre, NHS settings and Tower Clinic in Devon.
Students must attend a minimum of 85% of the course time.
Students are required to adhere to the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.
Students will be awarded their Diplomas two years after the commencement date of their course and upon successful completion of all written work and completion of the clinical element of the training in addition to the Fitness to Practice reports from their clinical supervisors. Students will be required to demonstrate that they have worked with a wide range of presentations with both couples and individuals.