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Counselling – Basic Skills Level 1

Level 1

Course code: H07E101
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 10 weeks
Subject area: Adult Short Courses,Counselling
Location: Hereford
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.

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?

HLNSC certificate of course achievement

Why choose us

Students will benefit from working with highly qualified and experienced Counselling lecturers, learning about the particular requirements of counselling training and exploring possible progression routes if appropriate. Students also benefit from a well established progression pathway that leads directly into agency and private practice.

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 Time:

  • 18.00 – 21.00


  • Various


  • 10 weeks

Start Date:

  • Sept/Jan

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

No formal requirements