What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
This course will be run twice over the following dates:-
Autumn/Winter term (9.00am-5.00pm) - 3rd/10th/17th/31st October, 7th/14th/28th November, 6th/12th/19th December and 9th/23rd January 2020 (Tutorial days Thurs 21/11/19)
Spring/Summer term (9.00am-5.00pm) – 5th/12th/19th/26th March, 16th/23rd/30th April, 14th/21st May and 4th/11th/25th June 2020 (Tutorial days Thurs 07/05/20)
Winter/Spring term (5.00pm-8.30pm) - 27th/29th January, 3rd/5th/10th/12th/24th/26th February, 2nd/4th/9th/11th/16th/18/th/23rd/25th March, 15th/20th/22nd/27th/29th April, 6th/11th/13th/18th/20th May 2020 (Tutorial days Tues)
This 12 day course (scheduled over approximately 18 weeks) aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and to some of the theoretical approaches which underpin their use. You will be expected to attend a short interview, and to have attended the Level 2 Introduction to Counselling (or equivalent), or to provide evidence of skills and awareness gained in the workplace.
The objectives of the qualification are to enable learners to:
- Develop counselling skills;
- Understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills;
- Understand the different contexts and situations where counselling skills are used;
- Appreciate the importance of self-development.
Learners will be given the opportunity to develop a sound level of competence in the use of counselling skills with a particular emphasis on how they can be used in day to day situations. Successful completion can lead to progression onto the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a wide range of courses in Health and Social Care. It has been accredited onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework.
The Award is internally assessed and externally moderated. Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which shows that they’ve met the standards associate with each unit. An assignment paper set and marked by NCFE is also part of the assessment process.
For those not yet ready for an accredited qualification, we offer our one day Counselling Skills - a Taster which will give you a basic introduction to counselling skills and help you to ﬁnd out about counselling as a career.
To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400260 Email: Karentriggs@exe-coll.ac.uk
This qualification has 4 mandatory units:
- Unit 01 Developing and practising counselling skills
- Unit 02 Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
- Unit 03 Working ethically in helping relationships
- Unit 04 Understanding the importance of self development in relation to helping others.