The primary aim of this award is that on completion, you will be capable of using a range of counselling skills with intention, understand the importance of using counselling skills ethically and in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and gain access to progression opportunities in employment and / or further education / training.
No formal entry requirements however learners must have the ability to produce weekly written reflective journals (word processed work) and take part in practical skills assessment activities and an end of year written test.
You will be invited to attend an interview.
Assessment will be continuous throughout the year using various assessment methods including a weekly journal, skills practical assessments and a written test taken at the end of the academic year.
On successful completion you will have the skills and qualification to use counselling skills effectively in a number of environments including the care professions, teaching, youth work, mentoring etc. This course is part of a progression route, enabling you to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and then further to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and beyond.