This qualification is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. No real work environment placement is required for this qualification.
This qualification aims to: Provide learners with more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to: • develop counselling skills • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills • Appreciate the importance of self-development.