Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

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Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Who is this course for?

Please note: Applications forms are required by 23rd March 2018

This is a course for people who want to learn initial counselling skills to help and support others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity. This is more than a ‘taster’ course and will give you the grounding to move on to our training programme at Highlands. The course is accredited into the National Qualifications Framework by the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA). The awarding body is CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body).


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Minimum age of 18 years. No previous training or experience is required.


How long is this course?

This is a 10-week part-time course, run at Highlands College on Monday evenings from 6-9pm

Starts Monday 16th April 2018




What will I study on this course?

• Using initial counselling skills safely • Establish the helping interaction • Communicate understanding of the other person’s concerns • Focus on the other person’s agenda • Use initial counselling skills with self awareness • Use initial counselling skills within the helping interaction • Use study skills within the learning process.


What Qualification will I gain?

Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills


How is the course assessed?

Candidates build a portfolio of their coursework and write a journal every week. They also do a written ‘Self Review’ at the end of the course, and this is assessed externally by the awarding body. Students must pass both the internal and external assessment to receive the qualification.


What does this course lead on to?

Possible progression to other counselling courses.  Progression to the higher level courses is not guaranteed.  Interviews will be conducted and those working within counselling/caring roles may be given priority.


How much will it cost?

£321  (costs may increase yearly)


How can I find out more?

For further information and an application form please contact: Chris Gavey: christine.gavey@highlands.ac.uk