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This course is eligible for a fee waiver

You may be entitled to a fee waiver for this course if you are aged 19 or over and unemployed / earning less than £15,736.50 per year.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 10 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £300
Exam/Reg Fee £33
Material Fee £10
Course code PLR2AIC001 (1920C)
Runs on Wednesday
  • Who is it for?

    This course gives you the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately. This qualification is useful for anyone who uses (or would like to use) counselling skills at work or in a personal capacity.

  • Entry Requirements

    The course has been developed for those who recognise the importance of counselling skills and may be working in such areas as care, education and training, Social Services, industry and commerce and the Health Service. The course is also open to those who may be interested in using counselling skills in a voluntary setting.  You will need to access the free “Introduction to Counselling Skills” taster which consists of a group interview prior to enrolling for this course, this will ensure the course is right for you and meets your needs.


  • What does the course involve?

    You will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in counselling skills interactions. You will also be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling as well as the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills. You will have an opportunity to reflect on your personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.

    The course will give a basic introduction to counselling and enable you to make a more informed choice as to whether or not to embark on vocational training in counselling. You will be provided with advice guidance as to “next steps”, however completion of this course does not guarantee progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This course encourages feedback from peers and tutors and also a process of self-reflection using weekly journals which is assessed through completion of a workbook.  80% attendance is required.

  • How much does it cost?

    Tuition fee plus registration fee (please see current prospectus).

  • Further Information

    Taster sessions for this course will run on the following dates:

    • Thursday 24th October 2019 - 9.30-12.00 (T19C) - FULL
    • Monday 11th November 2019 - 17.30-20.00 (T19D) - FULL
    • Wednesday 12th February 2020 - 9.30-12.00 (T19E) - FULL
    • Wednesday 12th February 2020 - 17.30-20.00 (T19F) - FULL
    • Thursday 4th June 2020 - 9.30-12.00 (T19G) - FULL
    • Thursday 4th June 2020 - 17.30-20.00 (T19H) - FULL


  • What do I do next?

    You will need to attend a taster session prior to enrolment, please contact Course Advice on 01743 342333 for details. If you have already accessed a taster, and been given the go ahead to sign up, please contact Course Advice to enrol.

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.

Angelique Clarkson

Angelique Clarkson


This course has been great for self-development and the tutors have been extremely supportive. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be.

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