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Introduction to Counselling

Subject Area

Counselling

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

What is the course about?

If you have always been interested in counselling, this course will allow you to take your first step towards this challenging yet rewarding sector. On this introductory course, you will gain the skills and techniques required to help you listen attentively and communicate more effectively using basic reflective skills. You will begin by observing yourself and others within the group.

Why should I choose the course?

This course provides a valuable introduction to counselling and will equip you with the basic skills you need to get started. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to progress on to further study and achieve your career goals.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn how to:

· Find out more about counselling

· Learn basic safety and trust whilst listening

· Explore basic counselling skills of reflection and empathy

· Develop basic self-awareness

· Learn how to use basic counselling skills

· Explore progression to Counselling Level 2.

Throughout the course you will be assessed informally by the tutor. You will have the opportunity to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan. You will also complete a mini portfolio of handouts and exercises. You will be observed, supported, and guided throughout the course.

What will the course lead on to?

Upon completion, you may wish to progress on to the next steps course, where you will explore progression on to the Level 2 Counselling course or the level 2 distance learning route. For more information on your options, please speak to our Learner Services Team.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

Click here for learning support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/learning-support

Click here for finance support: https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life/financial-support

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be over 19, have an interest in the subject area, be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session.

What are my funding options?

If you are in receipt of a benefit or have a low income you may be eligible for a reduction in fees. For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Careers Information

Course options

16/09/2022

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
10:00 - 12:00
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Fri
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £19,305. *Ts&Cs apply.

21/09/2022

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Wed
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £19,305. *Ts&Cs apply.

11/01/2023

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Wed
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable
Fees Information
You may receive a discount* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £19,305. *Ts&Cs apply.
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