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Location: The RoundHouse
Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 21:00
Adult Loan Amount: 811.00****
This qualification is for people who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:
take the next step in training to become a counsellor
learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.
You must be over 19 and have undertaken counselling skills training such as our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications involving at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.
You must also :
have emotional stability
have an ability to form a counselling relationship
have awareness of difference and diversity
be able to cope with the course content
be able to identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
be motivated towards developing as a counselling practitioner
You will study the following topic areas and learning outcomes:
Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling
Understand the counselling relationship
Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
Work within a user-centred approach to counselling
Use counselling theory to develop self awareness in counselling practice
Understand theories of counselling and mental health
Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a variety of methods, including assignments, self reflections and reviews, peer feedback, projects and presentations, and tutor observations of your (simulated) counselling practice.
There is also an external assessment undertaken under exam conditions, which is then marked externally by the awarding organisation.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You may wish to purchase supportive texts. However, it is not expected that there will be other costs associated with this course, other than stationery.
What can I do after this course?
Once you have completed this course, you may wish to continue your training journey to becoming a fully qualified/practising counsellor by progressing to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
This qualification does not lead directly to employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications. However, it could lead to employment in a related field and will enhance your skills if you are in a current people-related employment role.
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**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.