This qualification aims to introduce learners in Scotland to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
The free course is fully-funded by HM Government.
No fee, no card details and no trial periods.
The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.
The free online course takes on average 6 weeks to complete.
This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.
The free course is 100% online.
Learn from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.
You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.
A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.
Our free training is centred around continued professional development.
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The objectives of this free course are to help residents of Scotland to; develop counselling skills, understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills, and appreciate the importance of self-development.
People in any situation could benefit from counselling, those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve their personal well-being.
This free course is brilliant for career progression and can open doors to many personal opportunities, but we believe it offers even more potential – the skills needed to make a genuine difference in other people’s lives…
“Talking therapies play a vitally important role for many people who have mental health problems, enabling them to get their lives back on track.”
Receive an accredited certificate – your certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised qualification.
We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund this free online course.
*EEA nationals will need to have obtained either pre settlement or settled status and provide evidence of this.
In this unit you will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.
In this unit you will be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling.
In this unit, you will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills.
In this unit you will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.
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If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!
We connect adults in Scotland with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB) so they can study counselling skills for free online.
Counselling skills is a level 2 qualification.
The qualification is accredited by TQUK and regulated by Ofqual.
All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.
All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.
You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.
No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.
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