Certificate In Counselling Skills

Certificate In Counselling Skills

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

Diploma or Degree level Counselling skills programmes.

What will I study?

This course follows the Introduction to Counselling Skills and is for anyone over 18 who would like to use counselling skills. This course places an emphasis on the core conditions and self-awareness through skills practice. Stage one listening skills are improved and stage two skills are introduced - advanced empathy, challenging, confrontation, immediacy, goal setting and action planning.

How will this course be delivered?

Our courses are highly interactive and our teaching approaches require all learners to participate fully in sharing experiences, discussing personal values and exploring individual ways of working.

What qualifications will I get?

Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3

How will I be assessed?

By building up a portfolio of work throughout the course which will include responses to homework questions, case studies and worksheets, notes from class discussions, feedback sheets from skills practice sessions and a reflective diary. There is no exam.

How do I get a place on the course?

Please apply with an application form from our part time enrolment team or from lynne.reveley@solihull.ac.uk . You will be invited to an informal interview early Sept.17 to ensure that you are fully aware of the course contents and to assess your suitability for the programme. Following a successful interview an enrolment form will be issued which you can take to the part time enrolment team with your payment to secure your place.

What are the entry requirements?

You should:

- have successfully completed a skills based introductory level course (30 - 40 hours) within the past three years
-be able to supply evidence of equivalent training or experience
- have the ability to listen empathically
- preferably be aged 21+ (although applications from younger candidates will be considered individually)

We strongly discourage partners and persons in close relationships from attending the same course.
Counselling practice requires considerable mental stamina and self-awareness. This training course is not designed for personal therapy. We would not recommend anyone to undertake counselling courses within two years of experiencing major personal difficulties or loss.

What else do I need to know?

Although we will be talking about our personal experiences, courses are not therapeutic groups. Participants will need to balance a strong regard for their own care with a responsibility to share to an appropriate degree within the group. Facilitators will ensure that a welcoming and safe learning environment is established and maintained throughout all programmes. Our courses are well reputed and offer valuable personal development.

How much will this course cost?

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
We will suggest relevant reading but you will have access to an excellent library and there is no requirement to buy any books at this stage.

What can I do after this course?

Level 4 qualifications in Counselling (diploma or degree)
Level 3 Certificates in Workplace Mentoring
Level 3 and 4 NVQs in Advice and Guidance

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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