Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills

Level 1 Diploma
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Stockport College


Stockport Campus

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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.

There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding.

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. Understanding Counselling Skills
2. Using Counselling Skills to Help Others

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).

Some courses are FREE for adult learners.

You may be eligible for a FREE course if you are:

Studying a qualification below Level 3 and unemployed and in receipt of an income-based benefit (for example JSA, ESA or Universal Credit)

Studying a qualification below Level 3 and employed and earning less than £23,104

Your eligibility for a free course will be assessed and confirmed at enrolment.

Course Fee: £150.00

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