If you are looking to develop a career in the voluntary and mental health sectors this course is designed for you. The aim is to introduce you to some of the concepts and skills required to offer support through the use of listening and responding skills. You will learn about the counselling relationship exploring different modes of counselling and learning how to apply the skills of active listening to different settings.
Your learning will be based on non-directive counselling although mention is made of other counselling models to broaden your understanding. The emphasis is on practical skills and group exercises with a certain amount of written work necessary to achieve certification from SQA. You will participate in listening exercises working with peers to develop your counselling skills in a highly participative practical way.
Please note Introduction to Counselling is delivered at Sighthill Campus on a Wednesday afternoon and at Sighthill Campus, Milton Road Campus and St Thomas of Aquins (Thursday evening only. The outreach course is delivered at St Thomas of Aquins one of over 40 community venues which the College serves. For further information please contact email@example.com
- Counselling Relationship
- Counselling Skills
- Listening and Responding Skills
- Non-directive Counselling
How Course Is Assessed:
- The course is assessed through written assignments.
Number of Days per week:
- Wednesday Afternoon(14.00 - 17.00)or Thursday evening (5.30 -8.30)per week for 12 weeks
- Basic reading and writing skills are required
- Personal statement indicating why you want to do the course
English Proficiency Requirements:
- Work within the voluntary and mental health sectors
Download our progression route map here
- HNC in Counselling
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
Fee: £100 Milton Road evening (year 1)Fee: £100 Outreach evening (year 1)Fee: £100 Sighthill evening (year 1)Fee: £100 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
This course will start week commencing...