Introduction to Counselling Skills
On this introductory course you will be given the opportunity to practice counselling skills in a safe and friendly environment, and develop an understanding of the profession. This is ideal for anyone who already works in a helping role or anyone who is interested in enhancing their people and communication skills, or improving their self-awareness. The course is also suitable as an introduction to further training for those who wish to become a qualified counsellor.
Please Note: This course is now being delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Please ensure that you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application prior to enrolling to ensure that you are able to use it on your device
What topics are covered?
You will develop skills in listening and responding, and be introduced to the three main approaches to contemporary counselling: person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapy.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for this programme.
What qualifications will I gain?
College Certificate in Counselling.
Who is the awarding body?Bath College
How will I learn?
Combination of theory and practical exercises.
What can I do after this course?
This introductory course is ideal for those who wish to progress into counselling qualifications – we offer level 2 and 3 Certificates in Counselling, after which you can progress to further training and accreditation with organisations such as the BACP or the CPCAB.
Which department is this course in?Department of Sport, Leisure & Care
Where will I need to go on my first day?
This is an Online Course so please join via Teams on your electronic device
What do I need to bring?
Students will need an electronic device (PC, Mac, Tablet or Phone) and the Microsoft Teams Application to participate in Online lessons via Teams
Please have a notepad and pen. All other materials will be provided.
What else do I need to know?When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk
To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Cancelling your enrolment
If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.
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Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email email@example.com.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses
Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.