This qualification is the natural progression for students who have completed an Introduction to Counselling course and wish to progress further. This course is for candidates who want to learn counselling skills to help and support others either in a voluntary or employed capacity.
On this course, you will learn: How to use counselling skills ethically and safely; How to establish and sustain the boundaries for the helping role; How to work empathetically as a helper; How to focus on the helpee’s needs; How to use self awareness in helping work; How to use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction and How to use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills.
You will need to write a weekly journal and work on the completion of evidence for your portfolio. There will be external assessment in the form of a written exam and internal assessment in the form of a portfolio.
This course will not qualify you to be counsellors but it will give the skills that can be used in a variety of roles. Roles might include support workers, nursing, key workers, community workers and teaching. Areas of work could include mental health, the homeless, substance misuse, education, youth and community work and health and social care. This qualification offers progression to the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Students should be over 18 years old and should have successfully completed an introductory course in counselling.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Professional or Industry specific qualification
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