Introduction to Counselling Skills (classroom-based)

Introduction to Counselling Skills (classroom-based)

Duration: 8 weeks
Start Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022 (inductions: week commencing Monday 10 January 2022)
Day and time: Wednesday, 1-3pm
Course fees: £45 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

Do you have a strong desire to help others? Do people always seem to come to you with their problems?

This short, eight-week course is open to anyone who is interested in an awareness to counselling and wants to find out more, perhaps as a step towards further training or for their own personal or professional development. The workshop will help you decide if counselling skills are something you might like to develop in a supportive and fun environment.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements

How to apply

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

Course Content

  • What is counselling and how can you become a counsellor?
  • How can you use counselling skills to enhance your listening and communication?
  • A short overview that looks at the way in which people communicate verbally and non-verbally.

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

This introductory course may inspire you to look out for any Level 1 and Level 2 Counselling courses being delivered in the area, to help with progression into this kind of employment e.g. a specialist advisory role, Credit Controller, Counsellor etc.

We also offer a number of other courses that will help you develop your interest and skills further.

Why not consider refreshing your maths and English skills?

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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