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Counselling - Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills

Course code: CPAV000P

Subject area: Counselling

Study level: Part Time

Course level:

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Thursday

Course date:

16th Jan 2025 - 13th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is to give learners an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or training. Students learn to identify and practice core counselling skills in helping interactions. The reflection on and practice of listening skills will also support learners to develop skills needed in daily life and at work.

Development of self-insight and resilience are a core part of the course. Learning is experiential and practical. You will have time to practice newly learnt skills with peers in an encouraging and inspirational learning environment.

Learners will undertake two units to complete this qualification which covers an introduction to counselling and development of skills associated with counselling and helping interactions.

The tutor team includes working counsellor practitioners who have a passion to maintain the standards of the profession and encourage the best qualities within their students. Students will develop supportive peer relationships, as group work is a key element of the training.

This qualification does not lead to counselling employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could also provide personal and professional development or lead to employment for those working in a related field.

Students will attend College for one session a week. Sessions will include taught material, skills practice and supervision, group work and tutor and peer feedback.

During the course you will study two units:

• Introducing Counselling Skills

• Using Counselling Skills to help others

You should allow approximately two hours per week for the time spent completing homework tasks and independent study in addition to the scheduled class time. This is likely to fluctuate at key points during the course depending on assignment dates.

The course has one formal assessment element which candidates must pass in order to pass the course:

• Portfolio of evidence, which will involve a variety of documents including assignments, reviews of your learning and feedback

Course units
Introducing Counselling Skills

Using Counselling Skills to help others

What next?
This qualification does not lead to counselling employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could also provide professional development or lead to employment for those working in a related field.

Students who successfully complete this course are able to apply for the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills as the next step towards a full counselling qualification.

Entry criteria
• You must have completed the ""Introduction to College IT systems"" course to ensure that you have sufficient digital skills to build your online portfolio. • You must have a reasonable standard of written and spoken English in order to access the course materials and complete assessments. • Minimum candidate age 19 years old at 31 August preceding the start of the course.If you are concerned about any of these requirements, please contact us for advice.
Fee information
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips. Your course fee includes candidate registration with Gateway.There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search ""Fees and Bursaries"" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £300.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £300.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
Students will attend College for one session a week. Sessions will include taught material, skills practice and supervision, group work and tutor and peer feedback.

Assessment is in accordance with Gateway guidelines and takes the form of a portfolio. Portfolios typically include a range of evidence including self-reflection, skills practice feedback from tutors and peers and course assignments.

Learning & method assessment
Tutor assessed portfolio of evidence to include learning journals and skills practice observations.