Developing & Practising Counselling Skills

Starts: 27th January 2022
Duration: 6 weeks
Day/Time: Thursdays, 5pm – 8pm
Tutor: Jennifer Murray

About the course

This introductory course is designed for anyone who’d like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. This may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

This course aims to:

  • introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches underpinning the use of these skills.

The objectives of this course are to help learners to:

  • ·progress to similar qualifications at a higher level
  • ·progress to a role in which counselling skills are used.

Course Units:

  • Unit 1 Developing and practicing counselling skills from the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

How will the course be delivered?

By a tutor, working with a group of learners. 18 guided learning hours. Role play in groups, Learner Reports, Self-reflection Journal, some home-learning activities form an essential part of the programme.

What do I need to bring?

Pen, notebook and folder. Internet access would be an advantage, but the college has these facilities available.

What are the entry requirements?

Ideally you will have achieved a Level Two qualification, but this is not essential.

You will be supported to take an initial assessment by the course tutor. This will guide the decision as to whether this is the right course for you at this time, or whether you require support to develop your skills further, before you start this journey.


On successful completion learners will receive a certificate, there is also potential progression opportunities with the possibility of completing units 2-4 of NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory.

The following questions will be discussed:

  • What is my motivation for doing this course?
  • Will I be able to talk about my feelings within a group setting and hear other peoples?
  • Will I be able to reflect on myself?

How well am I doing?

Through on-going informal assessment, you will receive regular written and verbal feedback from the tutor and will be given an individual progress record. You will be supported to set and monitor your own targets.

To find out more or book your place email or call 01228 822 700, or complete the enquiry form below and a member of the team will be in touch.

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