Introduction to Counselling Skills

For those with no experience of using counselling/communication skills in a helping role

A taster qualification run over 3 weeks (100% attendance is a must) 

Courses options available:

Beverley campus - Friday 11 September 9.30am -12.30pm Course Code:  K0371GXPPC

Beverley campus - Monday 14 September 1pm-4pm Course Code: K0371GXPPA

Bridlington campus - Tuesday 15 September 9am-12pm Course Code: K0371SXPPA

Beverley campus - Tuesday 15 September 6pm-9pm Course Code:  K0371GXPEB


Should Coronavirus guidelines change, this course will switch to online learning.  For this, learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

What will I study?

An experiential course designed to develop knowledge, understanding and practical use of counselling skills, to include:

  • Non-verbal awareness and understanding
  • Verbal responding, the appropriate use of reflecting, paraphrasing and questioning skills
  • The setting of appropriate boundaries – learning how to say no
  • Introduction to key qualities of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence.  

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

How will the course be delivered?

Discussions; Role-play; Exercises; Use of Internet resources; Worksheets; Case Studies;

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required.

What next?

Level Two Certificate in Counselling

Additional information

Course may highlight need to do English, Maths or Computer Applications in preparation for levels 2 and 3.

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide