Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate

2-day weekend course | Exeter

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The Counselling Skills weekend certificate has been developed for students who wish to apply for the Iron Mill advanced courses but have completed their certificate in counselling online.  As advanced courses require face-to-face counselling skills experience, the College doesn't accept online only certificates.  This weekend certificate provides the additional experience needed and upon successful completion, candidates may make application to the advanced courses, subject to other criteria being met.

At the heart of the Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate are five overarching educational aims. These are that the course will:

  • encourage and provide opportunities for the development of basic counselling skills;
  • enhance student self-awareness and reflective skills;
  • encourage awareness of difference and diversity;
  • facilitate group participation
  • encourage use of self-reflection

Please email enquiries@ironmill.co.uk   to request an application form.



Course dates and fees

Dates

We  have a weekend course scheduled at our campus in Exeter:

13th -14th July 2024

Time:  9.00 - 17.00

Fees:  The course is £200 for the weekend

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate course is delivered via skills practice. This will enable you to apply your previous learning and gain valuable experience and confidence. The course has 4 Learning Outcomes (LO), that is, intended learning that is assessed throughout the course. These are:

LO1 apply knowledge of basic counselling skills.

LO2 demonstrate the use of self-reflective practice.

LO3 demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with others within the group.

LO4 demonstrate awareness of difference and diversity.

Assessment

The Learning Outcomes are assessed during your contact time over the weekend.

Attendance

Attendance is a compulsory requirement of the course you are taking; therefore it is expected that all students will attend 100% of the weekend. 

Where next on completing the course?

Following successful completion of your Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate, in addition to your initial certificate in counselling training, you have a number of options available so that you can continue to professional qualification and the ability to practice in counselling or psychotherapy.

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP and NCPS accredited)

You can apply after successful completion of your Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate, in addition to your initial certificate in counselling training. You will then be invited to interview. You will need to take the completed Reflection On Skills document with you to interview, as it will provide good supportive evidence of your ability to meet the entry requirements. 

Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy (UKATA accredited)

You can apply after successful completion of your Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate, in addition to your initial certificate in counselling training. The application process includes an interview. Completion of the TA101 is also part of the assessment process.

FdA Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited) (with the option to progress to BA Integrative Counselling)

For this course, Higher Education funding is available.  You can apply after successful completion of your Counselling Skills Weekend Certificate, in addition to your initial certificate in counselling training. You will then be invited to interview. You will need to take the completed Reflection On Skills document with you to interview, as it will provide good supportive evidence of your ability to meet the entry requirements.

For more information please email Lucy Down at enquiries@ironmill.co.uk

Course Venues:   Exeter   |   Poole

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