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This qualification will introduce learners to using counselling skills and personal development. The course is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.
This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.
What will I learn?
You will be introduced to the three main approaches in Counselling and learn how these are applied in a therapeutic setting. You will discuss diversity and core ethical issues in a counselling relationship. A significant part of the course is practicing counselling skills and personal development. These skills and knowledge are useful for personal and work life.
How will the course be assessed?
Throughout the course you will take part in a range of activities, for example, presentations, group work, independent learning, triads etc. You will be taught by highly experienced tutors, who will model their counselling skills and show you practical examples.
Materials and other information
This course is useful for CPD for those working with vulnerable people. It also is a stepping stone towards a future in therapeutic and counselling studies and careers.
Progression and Careers
You will have frequent assignment submissions and receive written feedback from your tutor. In addition, your tutor will give you verbal feedback on practical skills and have 1:1 tutorials about your progress and discussions on progression. You are asked to keep a record of all feedback and discussions and reflect on this in one of the assignments.