Level 3 Peer Confidante Certificate

This course is written and delivered by
Positive Ways Ltd

The Level 3 Peer Confidante course is taught via a blended approach using a combination of: Classroom based learning; Self-Study; Online Study; Practical role-play in real life peer group settings; case studies; and reflective practice.

The programme is made up of 12 units, each of which can be taken as a standalone course.

Level 3 consists of 6 skills and theory units and 6 personal development units.

To gain the qualification, all 12 units must be completed. However, you will gain a CPD certificate at the end of each unit.

Below is a list of units together with the Learning Outcomes for each unit, giving an outline of the topics you will expect to cover, during the course:

UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Mutuality – Exploring Mutuality in the Art of PeeringUnderstand the concept of ‘Mutuality’ using their lived experience and narrate it to other peers
Be able to use the ‘Peer Tree’ to explain the concept of ‘Peering’ to other peers
Understand the difference between the three peer roles within ‘Peering’
Be able to integrate and apply the SHAPE, basic elements of Peer Support, to their own lived experience
Be able to critique a peer support group in action
Mutuality – Distinguishing between the Processes of Confidence, Dialogue & ConversationUnderstand the three roles of Peering to the three key processes of ‘Confidence’, ‘Dialogue’ and ‘Conversation’
Be able to undertake an Essential Human Needs Appraisal
Be able to analyse the components of a good story in preparation for writing your own story
Be able to examine their sense and experience of ‘Transference’ in a group or 1:1 setting
Be able to critique a peer support group in action for their ‘Confidence’ and ‘Transference’.
Purposefulness – Apply key psychological theories, concepts, and ideas, including the DENT© viewUnderstand the critical psychological theories relevant to peer support
Succinctly summarise Dynamic Experiential Narrative Theory (DENT©)
Implement questionnaires that assess a peer’s emotional state and quality of life
Be able to support a peer in setting goals
Critique how DENT© purposefulness model is relevant to an effective peer support group in action
Purposefulness – Demonstrate the principles & rules for delivering effective peering & peer supportApply their personal values & social morals in developing mutuality
Comprehend and follow the necessary professional ethics and laws to their role as peers
Analyse the importance of the DENT Peering Values
Analyse the importance of the DENT Peering Principles
Value the importance of Contracting in a Peer Coaching relationship
Action in the Outside World – Actively Applying Effective ListeningDescribe the steps in the RIGAARIS process
Establish rapport with peers quickly and effectively
Gather information from peers using active and effective listening skills
Apply listening skills in peer interactions
Reflect purposefully on peer interactions
Action in the Outside World -Turning Intention into Action; Moving from Confidante to MentorClarify peer intentions and goals
Appraise Peer Gifts, Strengths and Talents
Hold effective peer conversations that encourages a way forward
Explain the importance of rehearsal, implementation support and reviewing results
Summarise their peer development
Exploring the importance of self care through the You Know You LifeSeeker ModelRecognise the Importance of self-care to the peering role
Recognise the 5 main Lifeseeker elements and 15 strands
Exploring the LifeSeeker Engage element for taking care of physical healthEngage with the engage element for supporting physical health
Recognise your own level of need in relation to your surroundings; Nurturing yourself and others; and bonding with your tribe
Recognise obstacles and solutions to your personal growth in relation to the engage strands
Exploring the LifeSeeker Embrace element for taking care of emotional healthEngage with the Embrace element for supporting emotional health
Recognise your own level of need in relation to emotional relatedness; honest acceptance; and mindful calmness
Recognise obstacles and solutions to your personal growth in relation to the Embrace strands
Exploring the LifeSeeker Envisage element for taking care of psychological healthEngage with the Envisage element for supporting psychological health
Recognise your own level of need in relation to your life vision; the clarity of your thoughts & intentions; and the way you express your story
Recognise obstacles and solutions to your personal growth in relation to the envisage strands
Exploring the LifeSeeker Empower element for taking care of your interaction with the social worldEngage with the Empower element for supporting your interactions with the world
Recognise your own level of need in relation to Intelligent Cooperation; your ability to focus your energy and efforts, and the extent to which you live your new story
Recognise obstacles and solutions to your personal growth in relation to the Empower strands
Exploring the LifeSeeker Evolve element for taking care of a pragmatic spiritual lifeEngage with the Evolve element for supporting pragmatic spirituality
Recognise your own level of need in relation to your values and rational for life; honing your intuition; and the extend to which you currently reflect and grow
Recognise obstacles and solutions to your personal growth in relation to the Evolve strands
Apply the concepts learned in the You Know You Lifeseeker Model to your peering role, evaluating the benefits of lifelong learning and continuous growth to yourself, and your peers
Table of Units and Learning Outcomes – for more detail please see qualification specification

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