Basic Counselling Skills Level 1
This is an interactive course designed for those who want to learn initial counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed situation. It is also for those who want to learn more about the counselling profession: This course won't teach you to be a counsellor, but may help you decide whether or not you want to train as one. The course utilises a variety of training methods in order to equip people with basic listening and responding skills that they can use in everyday life. Students on this course can progress to the Level 2 Intermediate Counselling Skills Course.
The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the counselling process and some of the practical skills needed to provide support to others. Course content includes: An introduction to the process of counselling, listening and responding techniques, self-awareness, ethics and confidentiality. Students are required to produce a Portfolio which will include assessed tasks, practice observations and self-reflections.
Basic Counselling Skills is a Level 1 course accredited with the Open College Network West Midlands.
Entry Level: No prior experience is required. The minimum age is 18 years.
Time: 18.00 - 21.00
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: Sept/Jan/April
Assessment: By tutor assessment of the student's Portfolio evidencing completion of the Open College Network West Midlands course criteria.
Please note: These fees are an estimate for guidance purposes only. We strongly advise you call the Enquiries Team to confirm costs.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986