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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
Flexible16 weeks2Distance LearningDistance LearningSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.

This course does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor, but is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling/listening skills and techniques, in order to engage in helpful interaction appropriately. Learners could use this knowledge to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. An understanding of counselling would be an advantage.

Study levelCost
19+FREE

Studying via distance learning offers a choice of how/where learners study:

Paper-based workbook and assessment
Paper-based workbooks with online assessments

Learners will be allocated a study pack/log in and have a personal tutor who can be contacted throughout the course.

Learners will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate knowledge.

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