If you're considering a career in counselling or want to enhance your role in the work place, youll learn a range of counselling skills on this course. At the end of the course you should be able to apply the skills you have learnt in a counselling session and understand their relevance to practice.

Topics include:

  • Theory and tutor led group discussions
  • Triad skills practice
  • Personal development group.


As well as being introduced to the basics of relevant counselling theory you'll focus on developing a range of counselling skills and developing self awareness as a practitioner.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


Includes self-assessment and peer evaluation. You should schedule around two hours per week of personal study time outside of the normal hours to enhance your own development on the course. You must pass both the internal and external assessment.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have completed an Introduction to Counselling course before undertaking this programme.

Next Steps

You can move onto the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 3 course.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Apply for this course

Start DateStudy ModeCampus