Counselling Level 2 - Helping Skills

Counselling courses at Portslade Adult Learning

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction, appropriately. Topics covered: using counselling skills; introduction to counselling skills theories; diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills; and counselling skills and personal development.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 24th September 2019
1800 - 2100
DURATION:
15 Weeks
Code:
FE008
Full fee:
£174
Concessionary fee:*
£20

TUTOR:

TBC

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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The qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction, appropriately. Topics covered: using counselling skills; introduction to counselling skills theories; diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills; and counselling skills and personal development.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To develop the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills appropriately in a helping interaction.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of counselling skills in enhancing relationships in general.
  • To investigate the three main school of counselling theory.
  • To explore diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills.
  • To increase self-awareness and support personal development.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    • Exploring the differences between a helping and a counselling relationship.
    • Use of core counselling skills in helping relationships.
    • Boundaries in the counselling relationship.
    • Key elements of the Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural theories of counselling.
    • Anti-discriminatory practice in helping relationships.
    • Personal Development.
    • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Tutor input; group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Successful completion of a Level 1 award in Interpersonal Skills (or equivalent) and an interview with the course tutor.
    • Interest in developing skills to support others.
    • Useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role.
    • Minimum 19 years of age.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    A portfolio of evidence will be produced which will include the following:

    • Learning journal (submitted weekly), practical work, essay and audio recording.
    • 85% attendance requirement


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Additional work will be required between sessions, approximately 2-3 hours weekly.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen and paper.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    • This course would support applications to work in caring roles or could enhance existing roles in this sector.
    • Other social science or vocational courses in working with people eg. Customer Service, Deaf Awareness, Adult Social Care, Working with Children, Nutrition and Health, Team Leading, Psychology, Sociology.
    • A Level 3 course in Counselling or related subject.

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    Counseling course at Portslade Adult Learning

    The qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction, appropriately. Topics covered: using counselling skills; introduction to counselling skills theories; diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills; and counselling skills and personal development.

    START DATE AND TIME:
    Tue, 26th February 2019
    1800 - 2100
    DURATION:
    15 Weeks
    Code:
    FE027
    Full fee:
    £174
    Concessionary fee:*
    £10

    TUTOR:

    Louise Markanday

    Address

    PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
    View map

    The qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction, appropriately. Topics covered: using counselling skills; introduction to counselling skills theories; diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills; and counselling skills and personal development.

    COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • To develop the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills appropriately in a helping interaction.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of counselling skills in enhancing relationships in general.
  • To investigate the three main school of counselling theory.
  • To explore diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills.
  • To increase self-awareness and support personal development.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    • Exploring the differences between a helping and a counselling relationship.
    • Use of core counselling skills in helping relationships.
    • Boundaries in the counselling relationship.
    • Key elements of the Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural theories of counselling.
    • Anti-discriminatory practice in helping relationships.
    • Personal Development.
    • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Tutor input; group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    • Successful completion of a Level 1 award in Interpersonal Skills (or equivalent) and an interview with the course tutor.
    • Interest in developing skills to support others.
    • Useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role.
    • Minimum 19 years of age.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    A portfolio of evidence will be produced which will include the following:

    • Learning journal (submitted weekly), practical work, essay and audio recording.
    • 85% attendance requirement


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Additional work will be required between sessions, approximately 2-3 hours weekly.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    Pen and paper.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    • This course would support applications to work in caring roles or could enhance existing roles in this sector.
    • Other social science or vocational courses in working with people eg. Customer Service, Deaf Awareness, Adult Social Care, Working with Children, Nutrition and Health, Team Leading, Psychology, Sociology.
    • A Level 3 course in Counselling or related subject.

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