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.
Online - Course Structure
On top of the zoom sessions (32 hours), the course requires 28 hours home study (7 hours per month). The work at home consists of three written assignments and reading (minimum of two books). The zoom sessions involve teaching, video and group work as well as skills work in trios.
Applicants for this training are required to have completed some basic counselling skills training (eg. image's 60-hour course in Christian Pregnancy Counselling skills or the equivalent), to have had some experience in pastoral care and to provide a church or centre leader's reference. You may be contacted by a trainer before the course starts.
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.
Application Closing Date: 18th February 2022
March 19, 26/ April 23 & May7 / June 11, 18/ July 9, 16 (Saturdays)
9am - 1 pm
Zoom (free to download)
£160 (or £40 non-refundable deposit and £40 by March 19, April 23, June 11).