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This course is for people who already work within, or who want to work in, a helping field, with a view taking their next steps in training to become a counsellor. It will help to develop self-awareness and provide a knowledge and understanding of the necessary counselling skills leading to further theory and practice.
By the end of the course, learners will have learned more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health and will be prepared to work within an agency. This course does not lead to employment as a counsellor, it is designed as a pre-practitioner training for the Level 4 qualification. It could lead to employment in related fields.
This is a thirty week course designed for those who work during the day and are wanting to re-train at night. The course is longer than the 18 week day course to account for the shorter evening each week, i.e. 3 hours each evening as opposed to 5 hours in the day. The content of what is taught on each course however, is the same.
The following will be covered on the course:
Working within an ethical framework
Understanding the counselling relationship
Understanding difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
Working collaboratively with clients
Using counselling theory to understand yourself and your experiences
Using counselling skills coherently
Using study skills to help manage learning
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical approaches
Understand counselling theories and approaches to mental health
Introduction to clinical supervision
Assessment of practical work
A learning review (800-1000 words) will need to be completed after each session.
Certificate in Counselling Skills, or evidence of equivalent prior learning. A Level 3 application form must be completed and a tutor reference required. All
assignments will need to be typed so all learners should be IT literate.
Weekly written journals (800-1000 words), at least two tutor observations of practical skills work, written assignments, case studies, workshops and an end of year exam.
All students will have the opportunity to discuss assignments with their tutor during scheduled tutorials.
Progression on to a Level 4 counselling qualification.
You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above. If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements, please email: email@example.com with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.