Introduction to Counselling Skills

Course aims

These qualifications are designed to give learners the core knowledge, skills and competencies required to use counselling and coaching skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

What could these courses lead to?

Careers that would benefit from Counselling Skills include; Human Resources (HR) Nursing & Healthcare, Teaching, any Team Leaders and Managers. 

In order to become a practising counsellor learners need to achieve a subject specialism at level 4/5. These courses are assessed through a portfolio of evidence and an external exam as well.

In 2018-2019, the average salary was £23,041.

Course length

36 hours -12 weekly sessions of 3 hours

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who would like to develop their own understanding of counselling and helping roles.

Entry requirements

You must have English skills at level 1 or above.

Course content

You will learn about:

  • Helping relationships
  • The legislation and professional bodies that relate to counselling
  • Communication and different approaches to counselling
  • Assessment of your own skills and self - reflection

Will I gain any qualifications?

You will complete a workbook with the support of the tutor and achieve a BAES certificate.

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