L1 Award in Interpersonal Skills (Introduction to Counselling)
The course requires individuals to have strong mental health and is not suitable for individuals currently receiving psychological support or looking for such support.
You will need to have access to a laptop/computer and be competent in producing word- processed documents. Individuals are also required to hold a full level 1 English qualification (not ESOL or Entry level).
The course increases your knowledge through examining the area of counselling and related areas, helps to develop your own self- awareness, teaches you basic core counselling skills and facilitates the development of their application.
The application of these skills will strengthen your ability to listen attentively and facilitate awareness in another. They support you to refrain from giving advice or offering solutions and to identify significant clues clients present both in their spoken content and the delivery.
Level 2 and Level 3 Counselling Qualifications
These courses require individuals to have strong mental health and are not suitable for individuals currently receiving psychological support or looking for such support.
You will need to have access to a laptop/computer and be competent in producing word- processed documents. Individuals are also required to hold a full level 2 English qualification (not ESOL or Entry level).
These qualifications are useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.
These courses do not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor but are suitable for those who wish to increase their self-awareness, understanding of counselling and the associated techniques. The communication skills you will develop, will prove invaluable to enhance interactions with others and especially in a helping capacity. The knowledge and skills on offer, can be utilised to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.
Our Level 5 Counselling Qualification
For those who have successfully completed the level 2 and 3 counselling qualifications, this is your progression route to becoming a professional therapeutic counsellor. You will have the opportunity to significantly enhance your knowledge of counselling theories and ethics, alongside your own personal development to enhance your therapeutic style and practice.
This course will provide an understanding of the theory, skills and expertise required to work as a professional Counsellor as well as providing progression to higher levels of study in this subject at degree level.
If you have a passion for helping people, this qualification can enable you to make a real difference to someone's life, improve their wellbeing and gain immense personal satisfaction.
All our courses can be delivered in a blended fashion utilising both classroom-based and an online learning platform via Google Classroom.
Many of our learners have been very successful in finding paid work at the end of their level 5 qualification. Some of them have gained paid work as counsellors with charities, schools, and in private practice.
To enquire with the counselling coordinator please contact: Louise.Wells@newcastle.gov.uk
Also, our counselling tutor: Kelly.Taberham@newcastle.gov.uk
You can also attend one of our Heaton or Westgate centres in person, telephone 0191 2773520 or 0191 278 2818, or apply online to begin the enrolment process