Introduction to Counselling Skills

Introduction to Counselling Skills

This Level 2 course is designed for those who want to gain a first qualification in counselling.

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Counselling
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Hele Road Centre
  • Course Length 3 Weeks
  • Start Date *Please see below
  • End Date *Please see below
  • Day *Please see below
  • Times 9.00-16.30 (lunch break 12.30-13.00)
  • Fee £199.00
  • Reduced Fee None
  • Course Code W2PICOU0/7/1

This course is useful to those interested in improving their workplace skills, and is a first step qualification for those interested in training to become professional counsellors. For those not yet ready for an accredited qualification or for those who would like to find out what it’s all about, we offer our one -day ‘Taster’ in Counselling Skills – click here to find out more

This course provides two credits at Level 2 and is designed for those who want to experience the skills of basic counselling.

This course will be run over the following dates:-

Saturdays: Sept 14th, 22th, 28th
Saturdays: Nov 9th, 16th, 23th
Saturdays: Feb 1st, 8th, 15th
Fridays: June 5th, 12th, 19th

Working group sizes and learning methods will vary. The latter will include discussions, experiential exercises, practising skills and some written exercises. You will be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning with the tutor’s support and guidance. You will be expected to demonstrate practical skills which will be observed and assessed by the tutor. You will also be expected to complete a personal journal after each training day which will be assessed by the tutor. Support and guidance will be available.

Entry Requirements

All abilities welcome (good general English skills required, e.g. a good pass in GCSE English Language). You could attend the Counselling Skills – a Taster course to find out more about Counselling prior to studying counselling courses at Exeter College.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

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