Helping Skills (Intensive Day) Level 2 Award

Course overview

Counselling is in demand in a multitude of institutions, such as hospitals, schools, GP and business settings and this course provides an ideal knowledge base to start your career!

Our introductory counselling qualification provides practical training in interpersonal and counselling skills, an exploration of professional issues such as counselling ethics, confidentiality, working with diversity, personal development and counselling theory.

This qualification is open to anyone over 21 with an interest in self-development and acquiring practical listening skills. The course is also suited to those wishing to develop their interpersonal skills in a professional arena.

With an increasing demand for knowledge in counselling skills and theory in medical, educational and business settings this qualification provides an excellent introduction to counselling theories and practices. You will take the first step to start a career as a counsellor.

The course is part of the full complement of counselling training qualifications available at Guildford College up to Counselling BA (Hons).

Professional teachers will guide you in your learning through a range of methods, such as:

  • mini lectures
  • skills training
  • discussion and personal reflection
  • experiential activities in varying group sizes
  • weekly assignment, about 3–5 hours per week

These courses are open to anyone over 21 with an interest in developing their understanding of counselling skills and theory. You must start at level 1/2 unless you have already completed a certificate in counselling skills (with a minimum of 70 hours of training) in which case you may enter the course at level 3.

A copy of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice is required.

Successful completion of the course forms a sound base from which to pursue counselling skills and theory training at Level 3.

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