ICSK-L2 Award In Introduction To Counselling Skills

This is the latest addition to the range of courses we offer.  It is an introductory course level course suited to people who have no experience of counselling but would like to find out more, as well as those already in helping or pastoral roles who would like to increase their learning in this area. It is an excellent tool for developing self- awareness and listening skills.

What is the course format?

This course is usually run across one academic term comprising 10 x 3 hours teaching sessions, over 10 weeks.  A typical day runs from 10 am til 1pm or an evening, 6pm – 9pm; a total of 30 hours of guided learning hours is delivered across the programme.

Is the course accredited?

The course is accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and carries 5 units on the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF).

What does the course cover?

The course explores what it means to be helper, listening and responding skills, communication, empathy, setting boundaries for helping work, developing self awareness and includes time for role play skills practice. 

Is there homework?

Students complete a personal learning log, book review and a self-review as coursework. Towards the end of the course each student conducts a 10 minute helping session based upon a role play scenario which is assessed by the course tutor.  There is no external assessment. 

What further training is available?

The ICSK-L2 course is a stand-alone course for those wishing to acquire additional skills for use in a voluntary or employed situation.
Students wishing to progress further on the counselling training route would be able to progress onto a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills course. 

How do I find out more?

To register your interest in this course, please email Julie Allday on info@barnabastraining.com or send a message via the Contact page of the website.