FREE COURSES - Skill Up - 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: this course requires experiential elements that require some personal disclosure in personal development activities.
The course is funded through the SkillUP Flexible Skills Fund which requires individuals:
- Must be 18 on or before course start date.
- Eligible to work in Northern Ireland.
- ‘Settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years.
- Or is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.
- Candidates are only permitted to complete a maximum of 2 free courses at a time.
- 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.
You will be assessed through a portfolio, which will cover all the learning outcomes required by the Awarding Body.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
All full-time courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application.
If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.
028 3839 7778
IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT
In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.
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