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.
Our next Sighthill evening course will start on Thursday 26th April and will run until the 28th June from 5.30pm -8.30pm, with two Saturday morning sessions on the 28th April and 12th May from 10 am - 1 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
We also deliver an Outreach course at St Thomas of Aquins on a Thursday evening. The next course starts on Thursday 1st March for 2hr 30 minutes a week for 14 weeks starting at 6 pm. For further information about the Outreach course 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:
Please note Introduction to Counselling is delivered at Sighthill Campus on a Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm and Milton Road Campus on a Thursday evening from 5.30 – 8.30pm.
- 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)
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