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BASIC CHRISTIAN COUNSELING COURSE

take noteThe Basic Christian Counseling Course (BCCC) is meant for Christians interested or involved in church related counselling and equips students to understand and apply Christian counseling techniques. The course can furthermore be of great use for professionals working in social care, health care and education sectors such as auxiliary social workers, care workers for the elderly and/or children, matrons, nurses and teachers. The counseling techniques covered in the course pertain to self-awareness, anger, anxiety, depression, marriage and family relationships, crisis and trauma situations and adolescents. The BCCC is a qualification in its own right but also serves as a transitional route for entry in the BA Degree programme in cases where students have not met the BA Degree admission requirements.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 10 or higher. The stipulated deposit and registration fees have to be paid and up to date as required and stipulated by Pneumatix.


EXEMPTION INFORMATION

Students, who have completed the Basic Christian Counseling Course, will be granted certain credits upon continuance with a BA degree.


COURSE OUTLINE

FIRST SEMESTER                               

Christian Counseling
Developmental Theory
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
Biblical Studies
Marriage Counselling

SECOND SEMESTER

Christian Counselling
Counselling the Adolescent
Crisis and Trauma Counseling
Biblical Studies
HIV/AIDS Counseling

METHOD OF TUITION

Class tutorials and Open-distance learning: Courses are presented by means of both online and face to face, forum discussions and activities, tutorial classes, DVD’s, study letters, study guides or manuals and prescribed books.

The primary language of instruction is English.


ASSESSMENT

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Students are assessed throughout each semester using online forum activities and presentations/discussions during tutorial classes. Marks awarded during the semester will contribute between 10 - 20% towards a student’s final semester mark.

FORMAL ASSESSMENT

  1. Assignments

    Typed assignments for the different subjects have to be completed and submitted on specified dates. Assignments completed in each semester will constitute part of the semester mark. To gain admission to the

    June and October/November exams the student will have to have a semester mark of at least 40%

  2. Examinations

    An examination for each semester course will be written in June and October/November respectively. To pass an examination the student will have to have acquired at least 50%. The final mark consists of both the semester and the examination mark. Both the examination mark and the final mark has to be 50% or higher to pass a semester course.

  3. Practicum

   Practical assignments may be part of assessment and could consist of recordings and/or written reports.


DURATION OF COURSE

The Basic Christian Counseling Course cannot be completed in less than one year and must be completed within a maximum of three years.


EQUIPMENT YOU NEED

Own computer or laptop.


COURSE INCLUDES

Note that the study material including study letters, study manuals and DVDs are included in the course fees. The course fee excludes any additional tests and/or subject fees as needed or required for admission and/or the completion of the course.


COURSE EXCLUDES

Prescribed books. (Estimate R2000)


STATUTORY NOTICE

The  Basic Christian Counseling Course is presented in partnership with the Institute of Christian Psychology. The Institute of Christian Psychology is a site of delivery of Die Afrikaanse Protestantse Akademie (Association incorporated under Section 21), which is registered with the South African Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 1999/HE08/001) for the BA and B Psych degrees.

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