Foundation Skills in Counselling - An intensive 12 session accredited course
April - July 2020 held in North Carlisle, Cumbria
Who is offering this course?
Hope Psychological Services CIC is a community interest company (social enterprise) established in 2013. We are an organisational member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere strictly to their ethical framework.We strive for excellence in all we do.
Who should attend?
If you find yourself being approached by people for help; you enjoy listening to others and you would like to learn more about yourself, then this course could be ideal for you. It will enable you to begin to apply a range of counselling skills to your own work setting, and provide you with a firm foundation should you wish to progress onto further study and to develop a career in counselling.
By the end of the course, learners should be able to:
• understand the difference between counselling and counselling skills
Taught sessions, large and small group work, skills practice and learning journal. In addition, those wanting to have an accedited certificate (see below) there will be a requirement for 4 marked assignments and portfolio development. Assistance is given to those who feel they may struggle with written assignments or who have been out of education for a number of years.
This 12 session course is accredited by open college network west midlands (a national awarding organisation) and students will be rewarded with either a Level 2 or Level 3 certificate on successful completion of the course (80% attendance is required). This certificate demonstrates academic credit, which proves the student has gone through a rigorous quality assurance learning programme which has been externally verified.
Progression and Career Development
Many of those who have undertaken this course have progressed on to our level 4 certificate (a nationally recognised qualification) which runs for a full academic year. This gives students a broader experience in counselling skills and is preparation for undertaking either our Diploma Course (2 years) or a foundation degree.
When and where is the course running?
This year we are offering two versions of the course. Option 1 is our normal way of running the course with 6 Tuesday evenings (6.30pm - 9.30pm) and 3 Saturdays 9:30 - 4:30pm at a venue in north Carlisle (tbc.) Option 2 is a distance learning version, where students will have access to 6 online lessons (posted weekly) which they can learn at home as well as attendance required at 3 Weekends (Friday evening and Saturday) to cover the practical aspects of the course at a venue in north Carlisle (tbc.)
OPTION 1 - ATTENDED EVENINGS & SATURDAYS
The course will run over 6 Tuesday evenings (6.30pm - 9.30pm) and 3 Saturdays 9:30 - 4:30pm at a venue in north Carlisle (tbc.)
OPTION 2 - DISTANCE LEARNING & WEEKEND ATTENDANCE
The course will run over 3 weekends (mandatory attendance) and 6 online distance learning sessions.
The course costs £365 (two instalments of £182.50 is available) including tuition and accreditation fees with Open College Network West Midlands. It is the same costs for both course options as both versions have the same number of guided learning hours.
TO BOOK - Please download the booking form (click here) complete and return to Nathan Laxton either by email below or post to: Counselling Administration, Hope Psychological Services, Harker Grange, Harker, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 4HY. Online payment can be made by clicking here.
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