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Adult Education

Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

The Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory course is accepted by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a suitable foundation for students considering a career in counselling. 

Please note, this course starts with a session on Saturday 6 January. The course is held weekly on a Tuesday with several Saturday sessions and workshops included throughout the course.

Enrol now for the available days

Course starts on Saturday 6th January 2024

Please note, this course starts with a session on Saturday 6 January. The course is held weekly on a Tuesday, 11 am to 1.45 pm,  with several Saturday sessions and workshops included throughout the course.

About the course

The Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory course is also relevant to those wanting or required to use counselling skills in their work role and provides the necessary professional knowledge; understanding; and practical application; and is of particular use to those working or volunteering in a people-orientated context.

It is also suitable for students wanting to gain interpersonal skills for everyday life. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon the personal meaning of the course content and experience in relation to helping and communicating with others.

The course consists of two mandatory units:

  • Using Counselling Skills 
  • Introduction to Counselling Theories

The work undertaken during this course provides an opportunity to acquire and practise a range of counselling skills and explore their use within an ethical and theoretical framework.

More information about Adult Education courses

To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

If no days are available

If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

Booking on behalf of someone else

Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.