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This course is full. Please register your interest.
Dates: 11/05/18 - 13/05/18
Days: Friday 18:30 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
Sessions: 3
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S53003B01HV
Fees: Standard - £79.00
Concessionary - £79.00

Course Information

Are you interested in a career in Counselling? Or do you have a job where you have to help people with their problems? This course is the ideal way to develop your basic counselling skills which you can use in work and everyday life and is the start of a pathway to becoming a qualified counsellor.

What are the overall aims of the course?

A basic introduction for those interested in counselling

What will I learn on the course?

You will learn about Active Listening, using non- verbal communication/Bodylanguage/eye
contact/tone of voice, Open & Closed questions.

You will explore the 3 Main Approaches to Counselling:

Person Centred traditions/ Psychodynamic/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

You will consider the impact of issues around difference in working with clients and explore the meaning of stereotyping/assumptions/working in a non-judgemental manner.

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session

Are there any entry requirements?


Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Group discussion, Q&As, role play, paired work.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological confusion. We need to ensure that all potential candidates are made aware of the nature of the course, and in particular that the course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pen, paper and folder

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Counselling Skills Level 2, Counselling Studies Level 3, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 5 Diploma in Pschotherapeutic Counselling

What should I do if I have any questions?

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