This course forms the basis for anyone looking to become a counsellor or to learn counselling skills to help them in their current job or profession e.g.  Health and Social Care, Education, Customer Service and Sales, Legal, Voluntary Sector, Sports, Health, Hotel, Supervisory / Team Leader etc. It is offered as a 1-day-week (9.30am-4.30pm) for 16 weeks.

We have start dates in September and March. For the next course please email us for more details.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Upon successful completion of this course, progression is to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. Progression, however, is not automatic and will be dependent on recommendation from your tutor, (taking into consideration learning progression, attendance and CPCAB guidelines).

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will be invited to a group interview where you will be given information about the course and have the opportunity to ask questions.

CPCAB Guidelines mean the following will be taken into account:

Applicants must have a suitable level of literacy in English, for students who use English as a second language evidence of IELTS of 5.5 is needed.

The College take the health, safety and well being of students very seriously.  If you have recently experienced a significant life event (e.g. bereavement, divorce, arrest, court proceedings, etc.), are currently suffering or recovering from a serious medical condition, are being treated for mental health problems or if you are in recovery from addiction and are less than two years clean and dry you must discuss this with the tutors before applying for the course.  Failure to do so would be a breach of integrity and could prevent successful completion of the course.

You need to be aware that the course involves experiential elements which will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal development activities.

Where applicable, we would advise applicants against joining the same training group as their partner.

For more information about our next courses please select/click  'I need more help choosing my course' and send us your contact details and your question and we will call / email you.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN2EZ0011 05/09/2022 N/A £105.00 £625.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

There are start dates throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.

Course content

Course Content 

On this course you will learn to:

  • Use counselling skills ethically and safely
  • Manage helping interactions
  • Communicate empathetic understanding
  • Manage an active listening space
  • Use self-awareness to facilitate helping work
  • Use counselling skills coherently
  • Use study skills to help manage learning

As part of your study you will have to write a weekly learning review.

The course will enable you to develop:-

  • Counselling skills (that can be used in a helping environment, at work and in everyday life)
  • An ability to help others to resolve problems
  • Listening and relating skills
  • Develop better relationships
  • Psychological / mental resilience in challenging situations
  • An ability to give effective feedback to others.

More info

Start Day/Time 

2nd March 2021. 

For more information about the course please select/click 'I need more help choosing my course' and send us your contact details and your question and we will call / email you.

Duration 

16 Weeks

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Science, Access and Counselling

More about the course 

For more information about the course please select/click: “I need more help choosing my course” and send us your contact details and your question and we will call/email you.

Please see the course costs tab for start dates.

Duration 

16 Weeks

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body