This course has been designed to give students the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to safely use listening and helping skills ethically and in a variety of contexts and roles. As such this course would be suitable for individuals seeking a career change, undertaking voluntary work in a range of sectors, and will support progression to Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications for those who are considering training to become a professional counsellor.
This course is designed as a basic generic introduction to counselling for those who have had no previous experience of, or training in, the field of counselling. Its versatility appeals to a wide range of potential learners including those who are considering embarking on formal counselling training as an intended career change. The course allows learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not to embark on a demanding vocational training towards a possible career in counselling or an allied career, e.g. welfare advice work, where counselling skills would be useful. It is also intended for those who wish to improve their listening and communication skills. It is appropriate for those who are:
Prospective learners must be aware that they will not be qualified to practice as counsellors on completion of this course, or even claim to be competent in the use of counselling skills.
This is an open access course - no previous counselling training is required; candidates do need to show they are in a mentally stable place to be able to study. Entry is dependent on a personal interview. Students will need to be able to write journals and an essay, and have access to a computer, printing and email.
Successful completion of this Level 2 Award, or an equivalent, will be a pre-requisite for entry into the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme.
However, for those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to communication skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.
This is a 12-week course, in a choice of two group times, with a break for half term as per local schools.
Next intake start dates:
April 18th, 25th | May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd | June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th | July 4th, 11th.
April 19th, 26th | May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th | June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th | July 5th, 12th.
Sep 12th, 19th, 26th | Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st | Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th | Dec 5th.
Sep 13th, 20th, 27th | Oct 4th, 11th, 18th | Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th | Dec 6th.
We will run one or both groups according to demand.
£390 for all tuition and registration. The full fee must be paid before starting the course.
If a third party organisation is paying your fees we will need a purchase order number from them and full payment must be made before the start of the course.
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This L2 course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.
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