Due to the current and evolving situation with Covid 19, the delivery methods of this course are subject to change. There may be times when the lessons will be held remotely, via live video calls, use of our Moodle area, private social media groups etc. By signing up to the course you are agreeing to this wide range of teaching and learning approaches; the lessons will be held in classrooms where this is usually the case, when it is safe to do so, and may be switched to online as the need arises.
3 hours per week for 30 weeks
This course is intended for candidates who want to learn communication and active listening skills to enhance their interaction with others in voluntary, employed or personal situations. It is aimed at people where communication and active listening is an integral part of their role. Completion of this course will give you the title of ‘Skilled Helper’ as a stand-alone qualification and the option to continue in counselling or coaching training. This will also be dependant on tutor reference.
This qualification is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.
This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.
It provides additional skills for those already in employment likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion and advancement.