Introduction to Counselling - QLS Level 2 Course

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Self-Study Time:Approximately 80 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Introduction to Counselling - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the role of a counsellor and the basic skills required to become a counsellor. No prior knowledge is required to start this course.

After Studying this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the skills and attributes required to conduct counselling
  • Practice and improve their listening skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of negotiation
  • Describe the key aspects of successful mediation
  • Understand the role of counselling in crisis mediation
  • List sources of help and advice in a range of counselling situations

Please Note: If you are looking to study to a higher level we recommend you take the Counselling - Level 3 Course which includes all Units from this course plus an additional 8 Units.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Introduction to Counselling - QLS Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: What is counselling, Who is a Counsellor, When is a Counsellor not ready to Council, Who needs counselling and Ten Steps to Counselling.
The following topics are covered: When a Counsellor is needed and Types of counselling offered (Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, PMS, Sexual health and Stress.
The following topics are covered: On-line Counselling, Telephone Counselling, Telephone / Internet counselling, SMS text counselling, Video counselling and The Future.
The following topics are covered: What are the different Types of Traditional Counselling, What Counselling, Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family therapy, Group Therapy and Who goes to Counselling.
The following topics are covered: Listening, Stages of listening, Obstacles of Listening, Emphatic Listening, Listeners in Control and Traps for Listeners.
The following topics are covered: Negotiation, The Establishment Group, The Community group, Negotiation in General, The Joint Problem-Solving Approach, Definition of the Problem, Guidelines, Insist on Using Objective Criteria, Invent Options for Mutual Gain, Separate the People from the Problem, Suggestions, Breaking the Rules, Alternatives and Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement.
The following topics are covered: What is Mediation, When is Mediation called for, Responsibilities, Preliminaries, The Introductory Phase, Problem Definitions, Respect the Parties’ Ability to reach a settlement, Caucus Meetings, The Second session, Teamwork, The Agreement and Attributes of a Good Mediator.
The following topics are covered: Other Considerations, Power imbalance, The Power of skill and Knowledge, A Summary of Factors Influencing the Balance of Power and Analysis and Responses.
ACCPH Membership

ACCPHDistance Learning Centre has completed an accreditation evaluation and finished satisfactory evidence of both theoretical knowledge and assessment rigor to be granted Organisational Member with Accredited Centre status with ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They offer membership options for students who have completed studies by blended and home distance learning providing they are of a specific nationally recognised standard. They can also assist with Insurance for members.

You can find out more information about ACCPH membership and pricing from their website: http://www.accph.org.uk/.

Prerequisites

There are no entry requirements for this course providing students feel comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this cake making course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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