Introduction to Counselling Skills - Level 2 Award

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Start Date: 9 January 2023
Duration: 10 Weeks
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Level: Level 2
Location: Tottenham Centre
Meets on: Tuesday, 11:15 - 12:45 & Thursday, 13:30 - 15:00

ABOUT THE COURSE

This is a 10 week short course for those interested in counselling. The course will give learners a brief insight to the world of counselling and developing the essential skills to become a registered counsellor. This is an excellent course for those that are thinking of undertaking a formal qualification in counselling as it provides a taster of what would be the expectations and requirements for this type of work.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This quaification is made up of seven learning outcomes and associated assessment crtieria.  This structure is based on  the seven processes of the CPCAB'S Model.

You must be internally assessed as Proficient in all 7 learning outcomes in order to achieve the qualificaiton.

  • Work within the limitations of the helping role.
  • Establish boundaries for helping work
  • Communicate empathic understanding
  • Foucs on the helpee's agenda
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness in helping work.
  • Use listening and responding skills
  • Use review and feedback to develop initial counselling skills

Couse activities will include:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Review of skiils work & skills practice
  • Review of learning
  • Tutor assessed skills practice
  • Tutorials

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • No previous training or experience required
  • You must have at least Functional Skills English Level1 and good ICT skills would support your with the building of your portfolio
  • This qualifcation is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psyhcological distress

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will complete the following forms of assessment as part of your learning journey with us:

  • Learning Reviews - which will contain your reflections on the inputs, discussion and readings for the course
  • Tutor Observation - you will have your tutor feedback on your skills practice sessions
  • Testimony - Peer feedback on your skills practice sessions, which will mean you will also need to provide feedback yourself.

You must give ONE piece of evidence for every criterion and reference these in your candidate Learning Record (CLR).

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Adults

Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE, regardless of your age or income. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

Learners can progress to CPCAB Level 2 Cousnelling Skills and then onto CPCAB Level3 Counselling Studies.  Some of you may wish to enter higher education and go on to different counselling discriplines.

NOT SURE WHICH LEVEL
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Find out more about the courses and levels offered at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London!

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