About the course
Image's Post-abortion/Cild loss course is designed to equip those wanting to facilitate image's Step by Step Programme with clients (in particular, Christian pregnancy centre workers and others in relevant pastoral or professional roles). The Step by Step programme is for use with clients following abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, child loss or child separation, where the loss is not immediate (i.e. it was at least 3-6 months ago). The training takes trainees on their own journey through the ten steps of the Step by Step Programme.
The course is divided into four days, one each month (32 hours contact time). The days consists of tutor presentations, personal and group interactions, role-plays and feedback. (each covering eight hours, 32 hours in total), with required reading and extended work (28 hours, at least 2 hours per week). There are 28 hours of home study consisting of three written assignments and reading (a minimum of two books).
The course is recognised by Open Awards at levels 2 and 3 as a 60-hour course (6 unit credits) in image's counselling skills (Post-abortion and Child Loss). Image is also a training member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (since 2001) and a recognised centre for Open Awards (since 2000). We are quality reviewed by Open Awards each year and the course runs with our own Authorised Internal Verifiers (AIVs).
The course is run by a team of tutors and each learner will be in a tutor group where they will be able to receive regular help and feedback. Any comments about the course can be fed back through the tutors.
Please note that completing the Step by Step training does not automatically qualify you to work in a pregnancy centre. Volunteering is subject to the policies and procedures of individual centres.
Each day is: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Day 1 - Saturday 14 September
Day 2 - Saturday 12 October
Day 3 - Saturday 9 November
Day 4 - Saturday 7 December
You will need to attend each of the four days. Deferring days could incur another registration fee of £25.
New Life Church, Danesford Community Centre, West Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4EY
£40 non-returnable deposit (inclusive of manual);
£40 to be paid on Days 1, 2 & 3. Total cost = £160.
Do bring a packed lunch each training day. Alternatively there are shops and fast food outlets nearby. Refreshments will be provided.
Application forms to be completed online or returned by August 16