Course Overview

This course is ideal if you want to learn and practise a range of counselling skills, either for personal or professional use.

Counselling skills are important for a wide range of situations and scenarios relevant in a variety of occupations where your interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance. If you work in a teaching or caring role or an organisation that where customer and client service is important, this course can give you the skills to help you perform highly.

The skills you will learn can also be applied in personal, family and social situations. This is your first-step towards becoming a professional counselling practitioner.

What you will study

  • Using counselling ‘Helping’ skills ethically and safely
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Working empathically
  • Counselling ‘Helping’ skills to facilitate helping interaction
  • Using feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills


Assessment will be through your portfolio, presentation and assignments in addition to an externally assessed written exam paper.

Entry requirements

  • Introduction to Counselling certificate or equivalent.
  • You must be 19 or over
  • Any previous counselling experience or psychology qualifications obtained (but not essential at this level).
  • A telephone or one-to-one interview is required

Attendance options

We offer a number of attendance options for you to choose from so that you can fit your studying around work and other commitments.  These are:

  • 15 days (once a week)
  • 30 mornings (10am to 1pm)
  • 30 evenings (6pm to 9pm)
  • 8 weekends (one per month)

Course Fee: £POA