Introducing Counselling Skills – Level 1

Introducing Counselling Skills – Level 1

Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Wednesday, 1-3pm
Course fee: £120 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

If you are keen to develop your knowledge and understanding of counselling/helping skills, then our Introduction to Counselling Skills course is the perfect course for you!

Counselling/helping skills are useful for anyone who has a personal or professional interest in increasing their knowledge and experience of active listening through self-awareness and personal development.

Training to become a counsellor or learning helping skills can be extremely beneficial and rewarding to you personally and professionally. It is recognised that these capabilities have become an indispensable and much-valued part of modern-day life and provide a way of making a genuine difference to people.

There are people across the country who work in many different settings – such as in care homes, hospitals, clinics, community centres – and use counselling skills in their professional roles, but are not qualified, professional counsellors.

This short course will help you decide if counselling skills is something you might like to develop in a supportive and fun environment.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 English

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

During this 12-week course you will explore:

  • The issues for which people seek counselling
  • How counselling can help people
  • Skills used by counsellors
  • Empathy in a counselling context
  • How self-knowledge enables counsellors to demonstrate acceptance

Assessment Method

Assessment will use a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

Where can it lead?

You could progress on to the Level 3 Teacher Training course.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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