Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

The objective of the Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is to give learners an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or training. The development of listening skills will also support learners to develop skills need in daily life and at work for example in the field of health and social care.

The course is a total of 4 weeks. The weekly sessions will run for 2.5 hours.

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There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding. Candidates should ideally have a grade D (or above) in English and be able to complete written work. Candidates should have good communication skills.

Counselling courses can be emotionally challenging, so candidates need to be well enough to do the course. Any history of addiction ? must be clean for at least 6 months.

Learners will undertake two units to complete the qualification and covers an introduction to counselling and development of skills associated to counselling.

The following topics will be covered over the sessions:

How counselling can help people
Understand the skills used by counsellors
Understand self-awareness in counselling
Demonstrating active listening skills

Two Units Covered:
1. Introducing Counselling Skills
2. Development of skills associated to counselling.

This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning Counselling Concepts Level 2.

Portfolio of Assessments (No Exams).

The Tuition fee for this course is ?150 or free via the Adults Skill Budget.

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