Product Description

ENDORSED QUALIFICATION AT LEVEL 3

The Counselling Skills course is an ideal entry-level choice for anyone who is interested in a career in the helping professions, whether as a Counsellor, Social Worker, Nurse or even Police Officer.

These careers are well suited to a large number of people, and if you are a good listener or have experienced hardship personally, you may be ideal for these professions. Most of us use counselling skills through verbal and non-verbal communication to deal with friends and family on a daily basis. Thus, the practical applications of expanding your knowledge and skills in this area are clear.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Spread over several interesting and enjoyable units (as detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab above), the Counselling Skills course is the ideal introduction to the caring and counselling professions. Perfect for those seeking a new career, a career change or simply the knowledge to become a more effective communicator, the Counselling Skills course explores a wide range of topics, including the basics on what counselling is, how effective it can be, the different theories that surround counselling and diversity and ethics.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You may be surprised to learn that the Counselling Skills course has no set requirements. All we expect from students is a keen interest in this area of study, along with a decent level of education. We have made the course as accessible as possible, and we supply a study guide to all new students. Your personal tutor will also be on hand to help you at every step of the course.

 

Modules

Unit 1: Using Counselling Skills

What is Counselling?
Why do people seek counselling?
Barriers to Counselling
Core Counselling Skills
Establishing a Helping Relationship
Using Core Counselling Skills in a Helping Relationship
Endings

Unit 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories

Humanistic Theory
Person Centred Theory
Cognitive Behavioural Theory
Psychodynamic Theory
How Counselling Theory Underpins the Use of Counselling Skills
Delivery
Individual Counselling
Group Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Online Counselling
Telephone Counselling
SMS Text Counselling
Video Counselling

Unit 3: Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills

Values
What is an Ethical Framework?
Key Aspects of an Ethical Framework
What is Oppression?
Anti-oppressive Practice
Power
Referral
Confidentiality
Supervision

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Learning Styles
Developing Self Understanding
Meeting your own support needs
Reflection
Feedback
Overcoming barriers to personal development
My Goals

Career Prospect

Graduates of the Counselling Skills course will be awarded a diploma from Cambridge Open College. You will also be awarded a certificate endorsed by Focus Awards upon your graduation as well. This certificate is only available to students on respected courses that exceed the high quality standards set out by Focus Awards.

In addition, the valuable skills and insight you will have gained on the Counselling Skills course make you highly attractive to prospective employers.

Whether you choose to continue your studies at a higher level or seek immediate employment, Distance Learning Plus will support you, with our leading range of FREE tools, support and extras.

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£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month

Enrol for £35 deposit and remaining balance at the end of the month. Pay your deposit today get your course tomorrow!

Reduced fee of £219

£219 - all inclusive

Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £219 (approx)

£73 deposit followed by £73 for the next two months

The college accepts payment using the following methods:

Credit/Debit Card, Cheque, Postal Order and Invoice.

It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.

Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.

We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.

Key points for this course:

  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
  • Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
  • You have 12 months to complete your course
  • You may enrol at any time of the year
  • Access available within 24 hourse

Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.

All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.

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