This course is intended for candidates who need to develop their counselling skills further and to understand the theoretical roots of counselling for use in an occupational setting. Counselling skills can be applied to a wide variety of situations and are highly relevant to a range of occupations and professions where interpersonal skills are important. Candidates may be planning to return to work, looking for a change in career, looking for new skills or simply wanting to acquire and use counselling skills in a voluntary setting. Counselling theory helps to support and to "ground" counselling skills practice by forming coherent models for understanding individual development and human interaction. For many, this will be a further step towards becoming a counselling practitioner.
Course ContentThe course is 50% theory, 50% practice and comprises of 4 units:
• Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
• Practising counselling skills
• Working ethically in helping relationships
• Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others
Assessment will be by submission of a portfolio of work that covers all the learning outcomes of the qualification. Amongst other pieces, this will include:
- A weekly reflective journal of 400 words
- A group project
- Completed worksheets
- Record of feedback from assessed skills role-plays
Entry RequirementsApplicants should have successfully completed either the Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills or the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (both offered at Kingston College) prior to enrolling onto this Level 3 course. We would happily consider candidates without prior training who have experience of work in a helping role or profession. Sufficient literacy skills to read and write to A-level standard are required, and places will be subject to successful interview. Students will also need to have access to a pc and the internet.
Applicants will be invited to a group meeting and a brief interview.
Duration and Delivery This course runs twice a year with an intake in September and January. You can choose to study in the evening, or day-time with one Saturday for both options. The next start dates will be:
- Day-time option - Next start date is 25 January 2021 (term-time only) 1.30pm - 4.30pm for 22 weeks.
- Evening option - Next start date is 25 January 2021 (term-time only) 5.30pm-8.30pm for 22 weeks.
Progression Successful completion of this course would prove valuable to anyone considering applying for the BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling, or who are interested into progressing onto the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice, both of which are offered at Kingston College).
Additional Information2020/2021 Tuition Fee: £900.
COVID-19 - This course is classroom based but may need to move online at any point due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Once the course has started, we are unable to issue refunds for tuition fees.
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