Gateway Level 1 Award in Counselling

Year: 2020/21
Exam Board:Gateway

You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2020. You have to have been a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years or be a family member of an EEA national.

Content & Overview
This qualification aims to:

  • Introduce you to the basics of counselling. 
  • Understand the Issues for which people seek counselling and how counselling can help. 
  • Understand the key skills counsellors use in their practice including listening skills. 
  • Understand and practice these skills
  • Understanding the use of reflection in practice, and within documentation

To be awarded the Level 1 Award in Counselling you are required to successfully complete 2 mandatory units: 

  • Unit 01  Introducing Counselling Skills
  • Unit 02 Using Counselling skills to help others

Suitable for
People who are working or seeking to work in health care settings. It will further develop your listening skills both in work and daily life. It is also ideal if you want an introduction to counselling skills in preparation for further learning and training. A suitable qualification for Continual Professional Development.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. 
Delivery method
Online with 4 – 5 live sessions via Google meet.

Start dateDayTimeLocationCost
To be confirmedOnlineFree*

*Course is free of charge, but evidence of benefit status (if applicable) is required in accordance with ESFA Funding Rules.

Further Study
Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers.  Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress onto further courses

  • Gateway Qualification Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. 
  • Health and Social Care Courses

Additional Information
You will need to bring a notebook and pen. 

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