CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING SKILLS (LEVEL 2)

This course consists of a minimum of 90 guided learning hours and looks at how we can listen to and understand others better and help them to work towards their goals in life. There are thirty sessions each of three hours that may be offered in a number of formats, for example three sessions on a long Saturday once a month for ten months or twice a month for five months, or one evening a week for thirty weeks. How we offer the course will vary from centre to centre.

Before each course there will be a taster day which you must attend to make sure that this is the right course for you. This will cost you £20, which will be deducted from the cost of the course if you enrol. You will need to complete a portfolio consisting of a journal of your learning, assignments, self-reviews, and tutor and peer feedback. There is also an external assessment which involves answering questions relating to a short video.

This course will be presented within a Christian worldview in an integrative mode, as it incorporates insights from secular counselling models. This makes the certificate relevant to potential employers or professional bodies, whether Christian or secular.

Please note that this course is a pathway for you to enrol into level 3 in Counselling Studies and then level 4 Diploma which will qualify you to practice as a counsellor under BACP or/and ACC. BACP is British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and ACC is the Association of Christian Counsellors.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

  • Anyone who wants to venture into the field of Counselling.
  • Church leaders who want to learn how to counsel their members.

COURSE DURATION

90 guided learning hours (30 x 3-hour sessions)

MODULES COVERED

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Self-Awareness and Feedback
  • Personal Development
  • Different Aspects of Active Listening Skills

Guidance on how to complete your Portfolio will be provided.

OPTIONS / PATHWAYS

All modules are compulsory.

MODES OF STUDY

  • Classroom
  • Blended learning
  • Distance (virtual) learning

START DATES / INTAKE PERIOD

Usually January, April and September but variable depending on demand and availability of staff.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

1 month before commencement of course.

PROGRESSION

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)

AWARDING BODY

CPCAB – Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Whilst there are no academic requirements for this course, putting together the portfolio and meeting all the criteria to pass the course means that you must be able to write coherently, express your thoughts and emotions in a way that others can understand, be willing to explore your personality, history and patterns of relationships and be willing to look at diversity and difference.

It may not be ideal to take this course while you are experiencing emotional difficulties as the course material may raise issues that you could find difficult to cope with in the class setting.  You will need to spend time outside the sessions at college working on your portfolio, so do please make sure that you have enough time available to complete the course satisfactorily.

Students must be over 18 years old.

Basic knowledge of IT is required for those accessing this programme online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop or tablet device.

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