Counselling Skills - Introductory Certificate
This course will run on a Monday from 1.30pm- 4.30pm
This course is ideal if you have little or no counselling experience. You will learn how to use initial counselling skills and explore how counselling can help at work and everyday life. The aim of the 30 hour course is to learn to use initial counselling skills and explore your interest in counselling
You will find it particularly useful if you work within the Health and Social Care sector, in Education, Customer Service and Sales, the Voluntary Sector, the Health and Beauty industry. In addition if you are in a supervisory / team leader role counselling skills are invaluable in helping to resolve challenging situations.
Alternatively you may just wish to learn these skills to enable you to find out more before progressing to further counselling skills training.
This course covers the following 7 units:
- Use initial counselling skills safely
- Establish the helpful interaction
- Communicate understanding of the other person's concerns
- Focus on the other person's agenda
- Use initial counselling skills with self-awareness
- Use initial counselling skills within the helping interaction
- Use study skills within the learning process
You will be asked to:
- Complete a Student Profile form
- Submit an essay of between 250/500 words exploring your personal background, your reasons for wanting to do the course and how you think you meet the CPCAB guidelines
- Supply a reference from someone who is able to vouch for you (not a family member) and who is aware of your commitment to the learning process, prior to being invited to attend an interview
Interviews are held by a tutor in a group setting and you will be given more information on the course, and be able to ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to speak to the tutor on an individual basis if necessary.
Potential students must possess a level of literacy and numeracy that is sufficient for the programme concerned. Additional CPCAB guidelines have to be met.
You need to provide evidence to show that you are competent in each unit to gain the Certificate. This is done by writing a weekly learning review and by completing a portfolio showing evidence of your proficiency in each of the 7 units. The tutors will demonstrate and explain how to do this.
Upon successful completion of this course, progression is to the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Progression however is not automatic and will be dependent on recommendation from your tutor.
No fee reductions are available for this course.