This course is aimed at those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
Must hold Level 2 Counselling Skills qualification or equivalent.
There are 5 mandatory units:
- Developing counselling skills
- Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
- Working ethically with counselling skills
- Counselling skills and diversity
- Counselling skills and personal development
Learners must pass all units to be awarded the qualification.
Attendance at tutor-delivered sessions plus self-directed learning by means of portfolio building. Learners will be required to participate in a range of activities such as observed counselling skills practice, research, presentations, small and whole group discussions and working in pairs.
Assessed by portfolio of evidence. Due to the practical nature of the course, learners are encouraged to attend every session.
Successful students can progress onto a Higher Education programme such as the Foundation Degree in Counselling.
This qualification does not enable candidates to practise or describe themselves as a counsellor. There is an expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, homework and assessment tasks. Please think carefully before undertaking a course of this nature as it is demanding and students will need to consider their work, family and other commitments.