When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Annabelle Baiyewu
  • Course Code K24HSSD02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Are you ready to take the first steps in training to become a counsellor? This course will give you the underpinning knowledge, skills, and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles. It is for students who want to start the first level of training as a professional counsellor or who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles. The qualification would be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (e.g. health and social care; children's care, learning and development; voluntary and community work).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop counselling skills
  • Understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • Appreciate the importance of self-development.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Certificate in Counselling Skills [NCFE]

Class format and activities

Class requires a minimum number to run. If this number is not met, we will be endeavour to offer you a suitable alternative. Average class size – 12-15. This number can change based on presenting circumstances. There are two types of learning outcome on this course: • Skills that can be performed • Knowledge that can be learnt You will complete four mandatory units: Unit 01 Using counselling skills Unit 02 Introduction to counselling skills theories Unit 03 Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills Unit 04 Counselling skills and personal development To ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

Entry requirements

Learners are advised to have Level 2 English and Maths as you will be assessed through coursework. You will complete an online application and have an interview with one of the course tutors prior to enrolment.

What you need to know before you enrol

Counselling training requires you to be resilient and emotionally secure. This qualification is not suitable for prospective students who may be currently in a state of emotional difficulty, experiencing recent traumas, loss, addiction, or mental health issues. Morley College is an organisational member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). We work within the BACP ethical framework in the design and delivery of our counselling provision. We expect all students to work within professional standards. 100% attendance and punctuality is expected from all students on this course. You will complete set assignments to build a portfolio of evidence. Your portfolio will be stored electronically through MS Teams. This allows you and your tutors to manage your assessments and feedback online as you progress through your course. Microsoft Teams in an application within Microsoft 365 – it is your primary mechanisms for communication, studying and sharing resources on the course. You must be confident using IT (MS Teams) Independently to complete and submit assignments.

What you need

You will need a suitable computer device (not phone), with reliable Internet connection to access MS Teams. A willingness to participate in activities, commitment to completing tasks and assignments independently within deadlines. Ability to engage with feedback constructively.

What you can do next

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills