York College

Who is this course aimed at?

The course will give a basic introduction to counselling and enable students to make a more informed choice as to whether or not to embark on vocational training in counselling

This qualification is designed as a basic generic introduction to counselling for those who have had no previous experience of, or training in, the field of counselling. Its versatility appeals to a wide range of potential learners and the target market includes those who are considering embarking on formal counselling training as an intended career change.

Overview

The course has been developed for those who recognise the importance of counselling skills and may be working in such areas as care, education and training, Social Services, industry and commerce and the Health Service. The course is also open to those who may be interested in using counselling skills in a voluntary setting. The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts aims to:

  • Enhance and improve verbal communication skills, especially empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
  • Enhance and improve written communication skills
  • Provide a basic understanding of what counselling is about and able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
  • Develop an understanding of what counselling training entails and assist learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
  • Introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Prepare learners to progress onto appropriate further qualifications

Entry Requirements

None.

Dates and Times

September starts

21st September 2020 - 30th November 2020, 1.15pm - 4.15pm

21st September 2020 - 30th November 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

22nd September 2020 - 1st December 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

23rd September 2020 - 2nd December 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

January starts

18th January 2021 - 19th April 2021, Monday evening

19th January 2021 - 13th April 2021, Tuesday evenings

25th January 2021 - 26th April 2021, Monday daytime

Course Length

10 weeks.

Course Content

You will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in counselling skills interactions. You will also be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling as well as the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.

You will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

  • Therapeutic models of counselling, ethical frameworks and helping relationships
  • Effective communication skills in helping relationships
  • How to reflect on personal development and identify areas for future development.

You will complete 3 units:

  • The professional context of counselling
  • Communication skills in helping relationships
  • An introduction to personal development

Teaching Method(s)

E-learning through York College Blackboard and Microsoft Teams.

Assessments

This course encourages feedback from peers and tutors and also a process of self-reflection using weekly journals which is assessed through completion of a workbook. 

Qualification(s)

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Progression

This qualification, or an equivalent, will be a prerequisite for entry into the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme. However, for those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.

Career Progression

This qualification, or an equivalent, will be a prerequisite for entry into the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme. However, for those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.

Cost

£75 - £168

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

 

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