This course is for those who wish to return to study, seek a career change, undertake voluntary work, enhance career prospects through extra qualifications or train as professional counsellors.
Please note that progression from the Level 2 programme onto the Level 3 programme is not automatic. You are advised to check with your tutors regarding selection procedures which may require further evidence of your suitability to progress to Level 3.
There are three mandatory units: The professional context of counselling. Communication skills in helping relationships. An introduction to personal development.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
Enhance and improve your verbal and written communication skills. Emphasis will be given to working in groups and teams.
Have a realistic understanding of the demanding nature of vocational training, especially in counsellor skills training
Have experienced work in an experiential manner that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem. Have the necessary basis to move into the next level of counsellor training
Utilise knowledge in such a way as to help directly in the world of work.
The programme is delivered by experienced counselling practitioners who have many years' experience teaching at this level. You will be required to complete a written workbook to evidence your learning whilst on the course. Homework will be set each week, either written work or reading. Students are encouraged to keep a personal journal and your tutor will offer advice and guidance in relation to all subjects taught on the course.
The programme takes place at our Town Centre campus.
Please note that regular and punctual attendance is a course requirement and final qualifications may be withheld if attendance is below 80%. However we would expect 100% attendance.