Counselling Skills - Introduction College Certificate

What is special about this course?

Counselling is a talking therapy where a trained counsellor helps people to confront and overcome issues and challenges.

This course is an ideal introduction if you are interested in knowing more about counselling or wish to explore counselling as a possible career. It is also suitable if you use counselling or counselling skills as part of your work or voluntary activity.

It is designed to provide you with an entry level opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and theoretical knowledge.

You will also gain a basic understanding of counselling, the skills used and approaches and perspectives, as well as practical exercises.

Special features:

  • Gain an introduction to counselling skills preparing you for further study
  • This is an ideal course if you are looking to build on counselling skills already used as part of your employment
  • Study 3 hours per week over 10 weeks
     

 

Entry requirements

No formal academic entry requirements.

Course content includes:

  • entry level opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and theoretical knowledge
  • you will also gain a basic understanding of counselling, the skills used and approaches and perspectives, as well as practical exercises

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Part Time

Face-to-face teaching.


How long will my course last?


10 Weeks

Part time: you will attend for 3 hours 1 evening per week over 10 weeks


Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

January or October

Fees

Unfortunately there is no funding available for Leisure Courses. Participants will therefore by liable for the full cost of this course.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress to further study which may include DipHE Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Counselling Skills - Introduction College Certificate

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.