The course which is accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) consists of 2 Mandatory Units – Using Counselling Skills (K/502/6966) and Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories (K/502/6630). It is relevant to those wanting to use counselling skills in their work role and is of particular use to those working or volunteering in a people orientated industry. This is a very practical course giving an opportunity to acquire and practise a range of counselling skills and explore their use within an ethical framework.
It also provides the foundation stage of a professional counselling training programme with each course level providing an opportunity to achieve an award. You are strongly advised to retain this course information as evidence towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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.
Students must be aged 18 or over. This course is offered in September (3 terms) and January (2 terms). No previous training or experience is required; however, the non-assessed in-house Introduction to Counselling Skills course is also available if students are unsure.
Assessment and Progression:
Ongoing formal assessment consists of internally assessed practical skills sessions and a course journal. Full written and verbal guidance is provided.
Guidance is given on progression towards the end of this course. Your attendance must be sufficient to meet the course and assessment requirements and you must pass this course in full to progress onto the AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling course.
Course and Exam Fees:
£965 which includes registration with the Awarding Body and all assessment fees. As we are required to register students within a short timeframe, we will assume that a student wishes to undertake the assessment unless advised otherwise at enrolment. Please contact the Adult Education office for enrolment/payment and the course fee instalment option if required.
Di King, Adult Education Co-ordinator (Counselling) is available for enquiries about the course content, assessment and progression. Please request or refer to the 10 Reasons to Choose HRSFC guidance for an overview of our full counselling training programme.
Our courses are very popular and we offer a maximum of 15 places per group so if a course is full, please ask Adult Education to place you on a waiting list. We offer several courses and it will not be possible to transfer to a different course once your course has begun. A detailed timetable and reading list will be distributed at the beginning of your course.
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