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This is an ideal qualification (awarded by CPCAB) for those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills (e.g. nurses, social workers). It will be useful for those seeking a career change and wishing to develop as professional counsellors, and for anyone offering help on a one-to-one basis. It will also be of use to those wishing to consolidate their skills and knowledge in a counselling context.
These issues are addressed and consolidated alongside the development of counselling skills and theory throughout the qualification.
This qualification aims to:
- develop candidates’ counselling skills to a safe level of practice
- provide an introduction to essential counselling theory
- raise awareness of professional issues for the developing practitioner
- promote equal opportunity
The course consists of seven mandatory units:
1. Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling
2. Understand the counselling relationship
3. Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
4. Work within a user-centred approach to counselling
5. Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice
6. Understand theories of counselling and mental health
7. Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies
How will I know how I am doing?
The course will be delivered through a series of taught lectures, learning activities and experiential skills practice.
Your work will be regularly checked by tutors.
We will observe you using your counselling skills and give you written feedback on your journal and set assignments.
Successful completion of the course will be based upon:
- 80% attendance
- An internally assessed portfolio including:
- Tutor skills assessment
- Case study
- Video self-assessment
- Externally assessed assignment
The minimum entry age is 19 years. Candidates should hold the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected]
What can I do next?
You can apply for the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, which gives you 50% of the credits for the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling. Further credits can be gained by progressing onto the Level 5 programme in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and extra OU units that can be studied at SGS.
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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]
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Course information last updated: Tuesday 19th January 2021 @ 8.30am (2 hours ago)