Diploma in Professional Development: Counselling Skills and Perspectives
Certificate in Professional Development
Aims of the course
This award leads to a general counselling skills qualification, relevant to professionals (eg teachers, nurses, social workers) or volunteers working in helping relationships. It is equivalent to a foundation year in professional counsellor training. Learning methods include a combination of formal teaching, practical and experiential activities, individual, paired and group exercises, role-play and the use of creativity and the arts. The course will draw upon reading from recommended texts and the experience of the group. Core tutors are members of the BACP or UKCP and are in supervised counselling practice.
No formal qualifications are necessary, though it is expected that you will have an appropriate level of literacy and study motivation, and some opportunity to put skills into practice.
You must be at least 21 years of age. To enhance your learning experience, we aim to recruit from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. To apply for the course, you should submit an application form. This will be followed by a group interview which takes the form of a prompted discussion. You will be asked to talk about your motives for undertaking the course, your own self awareness and emotional insight, and your cultural beliefs and values.