This qualification is intended for individuals who want to improve their interpersonal and communication skills; who want to learn initial counselling skills, in order to help and support others either in a voluntary or employed capacity; or who want to find out more about counselling. The course does not teach you to be a counsellor, but it may help you to decide whether or not this is a career you might want to pursue.
Full commitment and willingness to reflect on skills and engage with some abstract concepts of counselling.
Dates and Times
18th September 2017 - 27th November 2017
8th January 2018 - 19th March 2018
23rd April 2018 - 9th July 2018
Time: 18.00pm - 21.00pm
This course provides an introduction to the qualities and skills involved in the development of supportive interpersonal relationships. During each session, students can expect to be involved in a variety of learning experiences including individual, paired, small group and whole group activities, in addition to formally taught components. A willingness to participate in all aspects of the course is essential. In addition to the 36 hours of class contact time, you will need to complete approximately one hour of self-directed study per week.
Students will learn how to:
- Work within the limitations of the helping role
- Establish boundaries for helping work
- Communicate empathic understanding
- Focus on the subject’s agenda
- Understand the importance of self-awareness in helping work
- Use listening and responding skills
- Use review and feedback to develop initial counselling skills
Exams and Assessments
Submission of portfolio of evidence and Individual Learning Review.
Self-reflection and evaluation, tutor observation, and evaluation of peer and tutor feedback are continuous throughout the course. Students will be expected to use all aspects of formative feedback constructively to support their learning experience.
Internal Assessment consists of four elements:
- Individual Learning Review, consisting of weekly self-reflective entries that explore learning through input, discussion, experience, reading and personal development.
- Tutor observation and feedback on skills practice sessions.
- Peer feedback on skills practice sessions.
- Guided written work.
External Assessment consists of a written self-review exercise, which is undertaken during class time towards the end of the course.
CPCAB Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills
The cost of this course is £325. This fee may be reduced for individuals who meet the funding requirements.
Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.
How to Apply
If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.
If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01904) 770400.
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