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QLS Diploma in Counselling Adult Trauma

Certificate: Provided by The Quality Licence Scheme

Who is this course for? Qualified counsellors wishing to expand and deepen their knowledge of working with trauma and sexual abuse.

 What is covered on this course?

  • Students will learn the theory of psychological trauma, including looking at physiological, biological, psychological, and sociological responses to trauma.
  • Students will learn about the different diagnoses of trauma, with a focus on complex trauma and sexual abuse.
  • Students will learn about the theory of attachment and how these different attachment styles can influence a therapist’s approach to working with psychological trauma.
  • Students will learn a staged approach to working with trauma through exploring and critiquing trauma focused models. 

Course Curriculum:

Module 1: Trauma Theory

Module 2: Complex Trauma and Attachment with specific reference to sexual abuse

Module 3: Safe Trauma Therapy: assessment, managing risk, and trauma focused models

Module 4: Working with Trauma: A Staged Approach

Module 5: Self Care, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout

Method of assessment: 

In order to successfully complete the Diploma in Counselling Adult who have Experienced Trauma all students are required to complete a 3,500 word case study. 


To complete this CPD course, students must be qualified counsellors and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, or another relevant body.

Our training is offered on the following dates 9.30am— 3.30pm during 2024:

Course Dates 2024 (Weekends)

13th & 14th January 2024

17th & 18th February 2024

2nd  & 3rd March 2024

Course Dates 2024 (Thursdays/ Fridays)

16th & 17th May 2024

23rd & 24th May 2024

30th & 31st May 2024 

 Easy payment schedule

 Course fee £800.00 plus £10 Registration Fee

£200 Deposit plus £10 Registration Fee and 6 payments of £100.00 spread out over the course

 Venue: RASA Education Training Centre, Bootle L20 4TZ

For further information or to book a place

please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel: 0151 588 1801

To book a place please complete the attached enrolment form and follow the instructions with regards to payment.

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 Enrolment form

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that RASA Education Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by RASA Education Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.



*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


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