Introduction to Counselling
The Introduction NC Counselling Unit explains basic Counselling concepts in line with the British Association for Counselling and the application of Counselling skills.
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1 National Unit credit at SCQF level 5: (6 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 5*) Successful completion of this course guarantees an interview for HNC/HND
12 week course from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, one evening per week.
This course is designed for those engaged in caring work both professional and voluntary. It would be an ideal starter for anyone considering progression to COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills.
This course is designed for those engaged in caring work both professional and voluntary. It would be an ideal starter for anyone considering progression to COSCA course.
Given that it is a certificate course, the module will be assessed. There are 2 short written assessments and a third assessment that highlights the use of skills. All material required for these assessments will be given by the tutor but reference will also be made to literature should participants wish to read further.Please note that apart from the third skills demonstration assessment, the written assessments can be prepared out with class time.
This course will ground you in counselling skills that you can use at home, in work with friends and colleagues alike. You will have gained Counselling skills but it does not qualify you to be a Counsellor.
During this 12 week course participants will have an opportunity to advance their knowledge of the following:
- What is Counselling and what it isn't.
- The aims of Counselling.
- What is required in the Counselling relationship?
- The process of counselling beginnings, middles and endings.
- The qualities required in being a good enough Counsellor.
- Although the model introduced will be non directive an overview of different models of
- Counselling will be referred to.
- The importance of self-development and self-awareness for the Counsellor.
- Counselling skills eg. listening, asking questions, reflecting.
The course is divided into 2 main sections:
- Practical application of skills
Completion of the course does not equip students with a qualification allowing them to practice counselling but does give them active listening skills which they can use in everyday and work settings.
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