Counselling – NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

Counselling – NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

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.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Counselling
  • Qualification Award
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 12 weeks
  • Start Date Please see below
  • End Date Please see below
  • Day Please see below
  • Times Please see below
  • Fee £850
  • Reduced Fee None
Overview

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.

This course will be run twice over the following dates:-

DAY START END TIMES LOCATION
Thursday 03-Oct-19 23-Jan-20 09:00 – 17:00 Quakers Meeting House
Thursday 05-Mar-20 25-Jun-20 09:00 – 17:00 Quakers Meeting House

To find out more:
Telephone: 01392 400170 – Email: adultadvice@exe-coll.ac.uk

What topics will I study?

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.

Next steps: 

This course could progress to:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling here at Exeter College, after which you can practise as a counsellor
  • Level 3 Certificate in workplace mentoring
  • Level 3 and 4 NVQs in Advice and Guidance
  • Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care
  • Counselling Courses with a specific focus, e.g counselling and working with young people etc.
Entry Requirements

You will have attended a Level 2 Introductory Counselling Course (such as the Introduction to Counselling Skills Level 2 which you can study here at Exeter College) or hold equivalent prior accredited learning or work experience. A satisfactory reference from your tutor on the Intro or previous employer would be required. In addition, you will be expected to fulfill a satisfactory interview, at which you will need to demonstrate writing skills at Level 2 (equivalent to a good GCSE pass). You could attend the Counselling Skills – a Taster course to find out more about Counselling prior to studying counselling courses at Exeter College.

Facilities

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. The Friends Meeting House provides pleasant classroom and group facilities.

Additional Costs

All essential books are available at the college learning centre. You may choose to purchase some of your own copies.

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