Flexible Skill Fund
This qualification is intended for candidates who want to learn more about counselling, develop skills and self awareness and decide whether they are suited to further training in this area.
The course will help you learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles, find out more about counselling and improve professional and personal relationships.
This qualification can enhance in existing voluntary or paid roles or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market.
You must have an interest in the subject area. Please note that this course requires experiential elements that require some personal disclosure in personal development activities.
Eligibility for all courses
1. Must be 18 on or before course start date,
2. eligible to work in Northern Ireland;
3. ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years;
4. Or is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.
5. Candidates are only permitted to complete a maximum of 2 free courses at a time
Students will study:
- The nature and limitations of the helping relationship
- Establishing a helping interaction
- Helping skills development
- Self awareness
The course consists of tutor input, group discussion, individual experiential learning and skills practice.
1 evening per week â€“ total 30 hours
This course is FREE to individuals through the Skill UP Flexible Skills Programme. The Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the Economy beyond it.
Students may be able to progress to the Ulster University Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Studies, dependent on meeting the entry requirements and a successful interview.
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