COUNSELLING

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Please do not complete a registration form until you have been accepted onto the course

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We provide nationally recognised courses run by experienced counsellors

Step into Learning is an Organisational Member of BACP

 

 

From introductory courses at L2 through to L4 for those with previous counselling skills and experience, these courses can help develop your career in counselling or support you in your career change.

Qualities learned on counselling skills, counselling studies and therapeutic counselling courses can help you improve your professional and personal relationships, learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health, and even be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting. Our Courses are validated by AIM and are recognised by BACP & NCS.

All our courses are either classroom-based or blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of distance and classroom-based learning, work is submitted via an e-portfolio. External examinations take place in January or June.

Counselling courses incorporates experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal development activities, these courses are not recommended for those currently experiencing emotional difficulty or suffering from present substance misuse issues.

Learners are expected to demonstrate the appropriate level of self-awareness to progress to the next level, this is assessed through your journals, course work and tutor observations.

You will be required to undertake personal counselling as part of the programme, Step into Learning recommends a minimum of 5 hours per year. You will be required to have completed a minimum of 5 hours personal counselling in year 1 of the diploma in order to progress onto year 2 of the diploma.

FAQs

How to apply

Below each course you will find an apply now button, clicking on this will lead you to an online application form, once this has been submitted, you will have an interview with one of our counselling tutors.

Once you have been accepted, you will need to complete an enrolment form which can be accessed by clicking on the register here button at the top of this page.

 

 

 

Level 2 Counselling Skills Starting October 2021 (Launceston)

This course includes 3 mandatory units covering all the main areas relevant to the study of initial counselling skills.

  • The Fundamentals of Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Theory

In addition you will  study the following modules;

  • Working with Trauma

Assessment of this course is by portfolio and an externally assessed written paper under exam conditions. This course will be a blended learning programme.

Course Cost £450 

Entry Requirements

  • No experience of counselling is required
  • All applicants must be aged 18 years or above

 

 

15 or 25 weeks

 

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Starting September 2021

This course includes 3 mandatory units covering all the main areas relevant to the study of counselling skills.

  • Counselling Theory
  • Counselling Skills
  • Developing Reflective Practice in Counselling

Assessment of this course is by

  • role-play
  • reflective journals
  • an externally assessed written paper under exam conditions.

This course is graded and will be a blended learning programme.

This course qualifies for the advanced learner loan.

Entry Requirements:

  • L2 Counselling qualification
  • It is recommended that learners have a Level 2 English qualification
  • It is recommended that you have undertaken at least 5 hours of personal counselling
  •  If you have not  studied with Step into Learning before a reference from your Level 2 tutor will be required

30 weeks

 

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice Starting September 2022

  • This course includes 3 mandatory units covering all the main areas relevant to the study of counselling skills.
  • Counselling Theory
  • Supervised Practice in Counselling
  • Counselling Theory: A Chosen Approach

In addition you will also study the following modules:

  • Working with Children & Young People
  • Working with Grief & Loss
  • Working with Trauma
  • Transactional Analysis

Assessment of this course is by:

  • completion of 100 hrs of supervised practice
  • an externally assessed written paper under exam conditions.
  • An essay
  • Scenario analysis

Entry Requirements:

  • L3 Counselling qualification
  • Minimum 5 hours personal counselling to progress to year 2
  • Sufficient level of self-awareness
  • It is recommended that learners have a Level 2 English qualification
  • If you have not  studied with Step into Learning before a reference from your Level 3 tutor will be required.

This course is graded and will be a blended learning programme.

This course qualifies for the advanced learner loan.

2 years part-time

 

CPD Courses

We will also be offering the following courses as online CPD modules:

  • Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Level 2 (120 hrs)
  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 (160hrs)
  • Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Level 3 (150 hrs)

Please contact us for course costs

“I have learnt so much about myself and about how to really listen to people in an atmosphere that is both relaxed and fun. My tutor encouraged me to think for myself, and was there for me if I needed help or support of any kind. taking the counselling course has opened up a whole new world for me, it’s expanded my mind making me want to learn and strive to be the best that I can be. I would reccomend everyone to take this course as before I was a housewife, now I am a student looking toward an exciting and bright future as a fully trained counsellor”

Liz

For more detailed information on our  Counselling Courses please contact us on info@vlearningnet.org.uk or call us on 01566 770729

Would you like more information?

If you would like more information on any of the courses listed on our website or you just want to have a friendly chat with our team, then get in touch with us today.