An introductory course, with the aim to provide learners with an outline of counselling as a profession, with exploration of communication/listening skills and application to workplace/ everyday life situations.
Week 1: An introduction to different approaches/ specialisms within counselling.
Week 2: Identify and explore the Person-Centred ethos, considering future academic pathways within.
Week 3: Begin to acknowledge professional ethics, legislative and administrative duty within counselling.
Week 4: Begin to explore vital elements of the helping relationship and explore the skills of professional listening.
None, an interest in developing your skills further.
Ideal course for progression to the Level 2 Counselling course.
Acces to a tablet or laptop, and use Microsoft Teams. Joining instructions will be sent after enrolment and confirmation of the course.
Be able to commit to attend the weekly sessions.
Paper and pen to take notes.
Discovery learning through online session discussion, peer learning, independent research, information sheets, role play and question and answer techniques.
Completion of worksheets/ set tasks and idea sharing in discussion sessions.
Learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Record for you and your tutor to review progress.
Pathway to the Level 2, NCFE Accredited Counselling course, two days per week starting in March.