Why study this course?
This course is designed for those people who wish to involve themselves in helping either in a professional or voluntary capacity. The course will offer the opportunity for participants to examine their own personal development and enhance their self- awareness. It will include various communication skills and methods and their application in various situations, including experimental learning, group work, taking into account ethical considerations.
If successful this course can lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
At least 5-7 hours of study at home per week will be required.
Note to applicants:
In this course you will be expected to talk about yourself in a classroom environment and have mandatory attendance of at least 90% for the duration of the course. As this is an introduction to the Counselling training you need to be aware that you will be expected to do a lot of use of self-reflection and this could result in highlighting things that have happened and have impacted on your life/things that are happening and impacting on your life. You need to think carefully before embarking on this course to ensure that it is the right course for you at this time in your life as it will not be a place for you to have group therapy it will be an academic/teaching course that will help you learn and develop counselling skills.
Students will need to be prepared to seek outside help/college counsellor if it becomes apparent (or if the tutor advises) to ensure emotional safety
This course consists of four mandatory units:
Writing materials and a lever arch folder for portfolio building.
A book list will be provided and it is recommended that you obtain one book from the list. (Books) at candidates own expense.
Day, time and duration
Daytime – Wednesday 9am-1pm
Evening – Wednesday 5pm-9pm
January start – TBC
Week Commencing 19th September
January start – TBC
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