Level 2 Emerging Confidante Certificate

This course is run by the Adept Living Foundation CIC

The Level 2 Emerging Confidante qualification is devised as a way of enabling people who attend the ALF Peer Communities to gain a qualification by attending the groups, learning the peering skills, and practicing the skills as part of a supportive community.

As such, the course content is taught in facilitated discussions based on the 12 modules of the Level 2 course.

Within the groups, the topic is introduced, and all group members participate in discussion about the unit content. Facilitators enable and encourage discussion and may introduce materials and resources to support learning.

Members who wish to gain the qualification, will receive additional material outside of the weekly groups, which include short written assignments and keeping a reflective journal.

Periodically, peer assessors will attend the groups in order to observe the learners using and demonstrating the Emerging Confidante skills within the group setting. Certificates will be awarded once all of the elements of the course have been approved and signed off by the assessors.

The Level 2 course is divided into 2 sections. Units 1-6 are skills based units, and units 7-12 are personal development units. However, certain tools and techniques will be shown in these units, that can be added to the repertoire you can draw on in your own life, and for use with peer clients.

Please see the table below for a list of the units and learning outcomes:

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Practicing Mutuality and Finding PurposefulnessExplain the concepts of Mutuality and Purposefulness to peers
Demonstrate Mutuality by practicing it in your own life and leading by example
Demonstrate a life of Purposefulness by practicing it in your own life and leading by example
Living the Peer Support Values and PrinciplesDistinguish between a value and a principle
Explain the Peer Support Values
Explain the Peer Support Principles
SHAPE your life: Working with the Basic Elements of Peer SupportExplain SHAPE, the Basic Elements of Peer Support
Illustrate how to work with SHAPE in your life
Essential Human Needs (EHN): DENT in ActionExplain the DENT EHN to peers
Identify unmet needs and describe how you will take action to get them met
The Art of Listening and Having Good ConversationsUnderstand the Art of Effective and Reflective Listening
Define and Demonstrate the Art of Having Good Conversations
Storytelling for Confidantes: 3 steps to Progress and PurposefulnessClarify the 3 step storytelling process
Demonstrate and model the 3 step story
Peer Personal Development: Accepting what is, and Developing Manageable livesUnderstand the concepts of Acceptance and Manageability
Apply the concepts of Acceptance and Manageability in their own lives
Discuss the concepts of Acceptance & Manageability
Peer Personal Development: Responsible and Independent; Accountable and Inter-DependentUnderstand what it means to be responsible and independent; accountable and inter-dependent
Apply the concepts of responsible and independent; accountable and inter-dependent in their own lives
Write a plan of action for becoming responsible and independent; accountable and inter-dependent
Peer Personal Development: Co-existence of Selflessness and Self-CareUnderstand the concepts of selflessness and self-care
Identify ways to integrate selflessness and self-care into their own lives
Apply selfless and self-care in their own lives
Discuss the concepts and experience of selflessness and self-care with peers
Peer Personal Development: Ethical LivingUnderstand the concepts of honesty and integrity
Question themselves about the extent to which they demonstrate honesty and integrity in their own lives
Apply the concepts of honesty and integrity in their own lives
Peer Personal Development: Healthily Meeting CommitmentsUnderstand what it means to honour commitments with grace
Demonstrate the ability to honour commitments with grace
Discuss the topic of honouring commitments with peers
Peer Personal Development: Celebration: The Value of being Appreciative and ReflectiveUnderstand the concept of gratitude
Understand the terminology : reflection, contemplation, meditation
Apply gratitude practice in their own lives
Select their preferred method of reflection, contemplation, and meditation, and share with peers
Summarise their experience of the peer personal development units
For more details about the Level 2 certificate, please request the qualification specification