Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This 30-hour course is being offered as a ‘taster’ for individuals who feel they might be interested in developing counselling skills or studying for a professional counselling training. The awarding body is the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

What will I study?

If you have no knowledge of Counselling, this qualification will give you an insight into the nature of counselling work and help you to decide whether you want to proceed with further counselling skills training. For more information about this course, please download the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Presentation on the Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills.

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Tuition £270
Registration £52

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

This course will introduce trainees to listening and helping skills which can be used in everyday life, as well as basic counselling concepts, and an overview of what counselling training involves.

What modules are covered?

There are seven course units:

1. Work within the limitations of the helping role
2. Establish boundaries for helping work
3. Communicate empathic understanding
4. Focus on the helpee’s agenda
5. Understand the importance of self-awareness in helping work
6. Use listening and responding skills
7. Use review and feedback to develop initial counselling skills

How will I be assessed?

Trainees will be responsible for developing a portfolio of their learning achievements including a Candidate Learning Record. Candidates will be required to provide evidence that they have met the assessment criteria for each qualification unit through the successful completion of course assignments and a brief self-review assessment.

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What Next?

On succesful completion of the Introduction to Counselling programme, students can progress to CPCAB's Level 2 Certificate in COunselling Skills (CSK-2).

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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

You will need to have an appropriate level of skill in both spoken and written English in order to fulfil the assessment criteria.

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