Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
March 23 Weeks 3 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Skills & Qualifications

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or an equivalent certificate from an alternative awarding body is essential to progress to the level 3.

Students require a good level of oral and written English to participate in the course, ideally level 2 (GCSE) which is required to read handouts, write assignments and produce a portfolio of work. You will also be expected to produce assignments in a word-processed format.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Access to a computer/laptop is essential. Once you enrol, you are provided with login details to access the colleges IT facilities. You will also require a lever arch file and dividers x7 for your portfolio as well as basic writing materials-pen, paper and a notebook.

The delivery models can vary. It consists of a participative approach using tutor input, role plays, discussions, independent research, group and paired work and a case study backed up with handouts to reinforce learning. This includes skills practice which will be assessed through observation and reflection. Personal commitment, ability to meet deadlines and regular attendance is essential.

Each candidate is required to complete a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates the achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. Evidence within the portfolio could include: journal reflections, peer feedback; assignments and a case study (contextual study), class discussion task sheets. The portfolio is submitted twice during the course for Internal and External Awarding Board Moderation purposes.

Learners require a good level of oral and written English to participate in the course, ideally level 2 (GCSE) which is required to read handouts, write assignments and produce a portfolio of work. You will also be expected to produce assignments in a word-processed format.

Delivery is usually Thursday 5.30pm - 8.30pm for 25 weeks (term time only).

Part Time - Thursday 5.30pm - 8.30pm

This course supports students who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or students who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care; children’s care, learning and development; voluntary and community work). This course supports entry to the Foundation Degree in Counselling.

The course consists of five units:
1. Developing Counselling Skills
2. Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills
3. Working ethically with Counselling Skills
4. Counselling Skills and Diversity
5. Counselling Skills and Personal Development.
In order to complete the course, you must successfully complete all five units.

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