Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 12 Weeks 2 Part-Time - Day Ashington Main Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification will be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in a personal or work-related capacity. It will be a useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role. You need to have personal commitment, ability to meet deadlines and regular weekly attendance is essential.

There are no formal entrance requirements however learners require 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 with a version of Microsoft Word and access to a printer. Once you enrol, you are provided with login details to access the College’s IT facilities. You will also require a ring binder file and 6x dividers for your portfolio as well as basic writing materials-pen, paper and a notebook. Printing your work is a necessity which you will undertake at home at your expense (you would normally have access to the College printing facilities with your allocated photocopying credit however just not at present).

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: Assessor observations; peer feedback and self-reflections via skills practice work, assignments/ independent projects etc. The portfolio is submitted twice during the course for Internal and External Awarding Body Moderation purposes which means that quality is continuously checked.

This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately. Note: there is an increased requirement of independent research and study each week. It is not suitable for people looking for psychological assistance to deal with personal issues.

The course consists of four units:
1. Using counselling skills
2. Introduction to Counselling skills and Theories
3. Diversity and Ethics in the use of counselling skills
4. Counselling Skills and Personal Development.

In order to complete the course, you must successfully complete all four units

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