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Counselling Skills – Level 1

Concessionary Fee: £20.00
Course Level

Level 1

Start Date

Thu 30 Sep 2021


15 Weeks

Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course content

  • To raise awareness of the importance of interpersonal skills in enhancing relationships.
  • To increase self-awareness and support personal development.


Course members will explore the use of interpersonal skills in the helping relationship including the importance of empathy and respect. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills will also be developed as well as an understanding of boundaries and confidentiality.

Course content:

  • What is the helping relationship?
  • Use of empathy and respect in interpersonal skills.
  • Questioning and feedback.
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • How values and beliefs impact the helping relationship.
  • Boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.


    • Interest in developing own skills to support others.
    • Interest in gaining an introductory insight into counselling roles.
    • No prior experience or qualifications required.
    • Minimum 19 years of age.

What do I need to do this course?

Pen and paper.

Teaching Methods

  • Tutor input; group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection.

  • How is your progress checked?

    • A portfolio of evidence will be produced.
    • 85% attendance required.
  • Extra study or practice required at home.

    A small amount of additional work will be required between sessions.

  • What can I do after this course?

    • This course would support applications to work in caring roles or could enhance existing roles in this sector.
    • Other social science or vocational courses in working with people eg. Customer Service, Deaf Awareness, Adult Social Care, Working with Children, Nutrition and Health, Team Leading, Psychology, Sociology.
    • A Level 2 course in Counselling or related subject.

Concessionary Fee: £20.00

Course details

  • Tutor: TBC
  • Time: 1330 - 1630
  • Provision: FE
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Sports Centre
  • Full fee: £174
  • Concessionary fee: £20


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