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
Location: King's Cross Centre
Start Date: 17 April 2023
Duration: 10 Weeks
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Location: King's Cross Centre

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 qualification 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 coutomces in order to achieve the qualification.

  • Work within the limitations of the helping role
  • Establish boundaries for helping work
  • Communicate empathic understanding
  • Focus 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 inital counselling skills

Course activities will include:

  • Seminars & Workshops
  • Review of skills work & skills practice
  • Review of learning
  • Tutor assessed skills practice
  • Tutorials

WHAT WILL I NEED?

No previous training or experience required. You must have at least Functional Skills Level 1 English and good ICT skills would support you with the building of your portfoliio.

This qualifcation is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological distress.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Students will be asked to keep a portfolio of their coursework to show your tutor what you have learnt and this will also help you with the learning process.

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 inouts, discussions and readings for the course.
  • Tutor Observations - you will have 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?

None

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

Learners can progress to CPCAB Level 2 Cousnelling Skills (CSK-L2) and then onto CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies. Some of you may wish to enter higher education and go on to different counselling disciplines.

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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