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Basic Counselling Skills Level 1

Level 1

Course code: H07E101
Type: Part Time
Duration: 10 weeks
Subject area: Counselling
Location: Hereford
Fee: Full Cost - £230.00

About the course

This is an interactive course designed for those who want to learn initial counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed situation. It is also for those who want to learn more about the counselling profession: This course won’t teach you to be a counsellor, but may help you decide whether or not you want to train as one. The course utilises a variety of training methods in order to equip people with basic listening and responding skills that they can use in everyday life. Students on this course can progress to the Level 2 Intermediate Counselling Skills Course.

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the counselling process and some of the practical skills needed to provide support to others.

What qualification will I gain?

Basic Counselling Skills is a Level 1 course accredited with the Open College Network West Midlands.

Why choose us

HLNSC have industry-qualified tutors with substantial experience in this subject area.

What you could do next

Level 2 Open College Network West Midlands Intermediate Counselling Skills (10 weeks)

Popular modules

An introduction to the process of counselling, listening and responding techniques, self-awareness, ethics and confidentiality.

Key facts

Entry Level:

  • No prior experience is required. The minimum age is 18 years.

Start Date:

  • 18.00 – 21.00


  • Various


  • 10 weeks

Start Date:

  • Sept/Jan/April


  • 10 weeks

Start Date:

  • Sept/Jan/April

Assessment methods

By tutor assessment of the student’s Portfolio evidencing completion of the Open College Network West Midlands course criteria.