*Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.
This qualification is designed to give students an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or training. The development of listening skills will also support students to develop skills needed in daily life and at work, for example in the field of health and social care.
About this qualification
This qualification prepares learners for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of Counselling Skills. This Level 1 Award consists of two mandatory units. These are: Introducing Counselling Skills (which, when achieved, is worth three credits); and Using Counselling Skills to Help Others (which is also worth three credits). To achieve the Award, students must produce a portfolio of evidence showing that they have gained the six credits and have covered an introduction to counselling and the development of skills associated with counselling.
The modules cover areas such as:
- Know the issues for which people seek counselling
- Understand the skills used by counsellors
- Be able to demonstrate empathy when using counselling skills
- Be able to observe boundaries when using counselling skills
- Recognise and respond appropriately to different emotions displayed
- Manage own emotions and prejudices so that the person being helped is not adversely affected
This qualification is aimed at a range of learners who would like to develop the basic skills of Counselling.
This qualification will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as presenting information or role-play.
- 15 weeks
- 6pm-8pm Thursday (January intake Ardleigh Green campus)