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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.
*Disclaimer – Please note that if an applicant has
experienced a significant life event in the last 6 months i.e., Bereavement or
recovery from a mental health issue, the college has the right to refuse the
application and will recommend deferring due to the demands of the course.
** This training must be from a recognised counselling training provider:
recognised by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
or UK Counsel for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
You will need to evidence that you have undertaken skills practice and
personal development within this certification / qualification.
While a qualification in nursing, social work, psychology or similar
will support your learning and understanding of some of the theories studied in
counselling they will not have given you the adequate client / helpee contact
nor developed your self awareness / personal development. You may have undertaken one to one work with
clients, however, the nature of the counselling relationship is very different.
Exceptions: We DO NOT
accept certificates from on-line / distant learning suppliers.
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.
To enrol on this course, please email
email@example.com with the course you are interested in to arrange an
interview with the course
tutor and/or Course Director. Following a successful interview, you will then
be provided with an enrolment code in order to complete your enrolment online.