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Delivered through the Dorset Training Academy, this course leads to a nationally regulated qualification awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – the only Ofqual-approved awarding body to specialise in the field of counselling and supervision.

This qualification, awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and delivered over 30 weeks in the evening is intended for candidates who want to learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles and to help them find out more about counselling. The course will also help to improve professional and personal relationships.

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 is for:

  • Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor
  • Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development.

This qualification will not teach candidates how to be counsellors but it will help them decide whether or not they want to train as a counsellor and it will give them counselling skills that are useful in a variety of roles e.g. care assistant, key worker, support worker.

The course runs in the evening for 30 weeks, from 6pm to 9pm and will be delivered at the Cranford Avenue College site in Weymouth, with free parking available.

Assessment is by portfolio of work and external assessment towards the end of the course.

Adult learners who are employed or self-employed and earning less than £16,009.50 (full or part-time) can be fully funded for this course.

Fees

£400*

*Adult learners who are employed or self-employed and earning less than £16,009.50 (full or part-time) can be fully funded for this course.

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