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What's Involved

This Level 1 Award consists of two mandatory units. These are: Introducing Counselling Skills (which, when achieved, is worth three credits); and Using Counselling Skills to Help Others (which is also worth three credits). To achieve the Award, students must produce a portfolio of evidence showing that they have gained the six credits and have covered an introduction to counselling and the development of skills associated with counselling.

The modules cover areas such as:

  • Know the issues for which people seek counselling
  • Understand the skills used by counsellors
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy when using counselling skills
  • Be able to observe oundaries when using counselling skills
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to different emotions displayed
  • Manage own emotions and prejudices so that the person being helped is not adversely affected

The course is run twice a year, and students can enrol to study either from October to February, or from March to June.

Entry Requirements

An interest in Counselling, Adequate written and oral communication skills

Where will it take me?

This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning. Successful students who achieve the Level 1 Award can progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or alternatively onto the NCFE/CACHE Diploma in Counselling Skills.

Course Assessment Method

Portfolio of evidence is assessed internally.


Where and When

Counselling Skills Level 1 Award

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801

Notes

  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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