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This course is the first step on our counselling training programme. It is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles. The course can improve personal and professional relationships and involves experiential elements that will require some personal disclosure. We will ask you to write regular reflections on your learning and to participate in group work, including projects and counselling skills practice.
How will I know how I am doing?
To pass this course you will need to submit a complete portfolio of evidence plus pass an External Assessment. To develop your skills and writing, feedback forms an important part of the course. Your internal portfolio will include tutor-assessed reflective written journals, group projects, an essay and skills practice. You will also give and receive peer feedback. You will have one interim tutorial and a progression discussion.
No previous qualifications are required. You must be over 18 and able to translate your personal experience into language. You must be motivated to personal development and to developing your helping skills. You must also be prepared to attend every week and to set aside time outside of the classroom for reading and written work.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected]
This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles. It provides an additional skills for those already in employment likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion and advancement.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete this course may progress to our CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 (CST-L3).
Our qualified careers advisers can help our part-time learners understand your life and work choices, identify your values and work styles and offer valuable tools which enable you to transfer this effectively to the workplace. Whether it be job change, promotion or re-entering the employment market after a time away, we offer 1:1 confidential, impartial and unbiased guidance, CV Writing, apprenticeship advice, self-reflection (understanding your strengths) and advice on the various routes into all sorts of jobs.
What are my career options?
As well as enhancing your skills in any helping role, this qualification is the first step if you are considering becoming a professional counsellor.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
For information on how this may impact counselling courses please email [email protected]
Please be aware this course does have a fee that is payable on enrolment, if you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.
Course information last updated: Thursday 28th January 2021 @ 8.30am (5 hours ago)