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Basics of Counselling Certificate Course

Eastleigh College
Course summary
8 weeks
171 GBP
Eastleigh
Vocational & College Courses

Course description

Basics of Counselling Certificate Course:

What does this programme involve?

The course runs for a total of 24 hours over 8 weeks, with an expectation that approximately 12 hours will be spent on individual study outside the course time.

The overall aims of this introductory course are:

- To enhance and improve the verbal and the written communication skills of participants. Emphasis will be given to working in groups.
- To provide an introduction to the demanding nature of vocational training, especially in counsellor skills training.
- To introduce learners to experiential learning that will include an element of personal growth work and developing self-confidence.
- To prepare learners to progress on to the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills course run at Eastleigh College or other appropriate further qualifications.

On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded with a Basics of Counselling - College Certificate.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The learning will take place in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on the experiential, including:-
- Tutor presentation
- Group discussions
- Practice sessions in small groups
- Experiential group exercises
- Tutor and peer feedback
- Self-awareness exercises

At the end of the course you will:
- Have a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping.
- Have some basic counselling skills to further improve your own communication processes.
- Understand more clearly what counselling training entails and be able to make a more informed choice as to whether or not you are suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training.

What career opportunities can this lead to?

  • Students can progress to: Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills; DipHe Counselling/FdA Counselling or BA (Hons) Counselling.

These assignments will be marked and assessed internally. At the end of the course you will: Have a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping; Have some basic counselling skills to further improve your own communication processes; Understand more clearly what counselling training entails and be able to make a more informed choice as to whether or not you are suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training.

The learning will take place in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on the experiential, including: Tutor presentation; Group discussions; Practice sessions in small groups; Experiential group exercises; A video; Tutor and peer feedback; Self-awareness exercises. Students can progress to: Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills; DipHe Counselling/FdA Counselling or BA (Hons) Counselling.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification awarded by the course provider

About provider

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College Apprenticeships

Eastleigh College is a General FE College based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in Apprenticeships for 10 years. We have recently launched 'The Apprenticeship Experts' team based at the College in response to our growing success in this area. We offer...


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Contact info

Eastleigh College

Eastleigh College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh
SO50 5FS Hampshire


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