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, 13th March 2018
18:00 - 21:00
DURATION:
15 Weeks
Code:
FE018
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 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.

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.

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.

Share this page!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

TOP