production
Skip to Content

CO101A: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING SKILLS 1: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING SKILLS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 1 Day, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago


Course Overview

Due to professional body requirements for a minimum number of practice hours and the nature of the practical work entry to the course is not permitted after week one of teaching unless under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Course Co-ordinator.

Our counselling and listening skills courses provide comprehensive training for use in many settings where effective communication is essential. This is also a suitable foundation for further training in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy. This is the first of four courses, that adhere to BACP's Counselling skills competence framework; ensuring high standards. BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy the largest professional body in the UK.

Topics covered: Mental Health Awareness; UPR, Congruence and Empathy; Active Listening Skills; Contracts and Confidentiality; Beginnings, Middles and Endings; Self-awareness

Assessment:

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall :

  • a pass in each element of in course assessment is required
  • attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars is required

Resit:

Essay (30%).  Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other two elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study Yes
Diagnostic Test

This course has a diagnostic test which you must take before selecting this course. More information about the Diagnostic Tests

Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kate Smith

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Not UoA Counselling Skills COFAIL
  • UoA Counselling Skills COINT

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Due to professional body requirements for a minimum number of practice hours and the nature of the practical work entry to the course is not permitted after week one of teaching unless under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Course Co-ordinator.

  • Introduction to course – what is mental health?
  • Different arenas for the use of listening skills
  • Qualities and skills of an effective listener
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Ethical Framework - Confidentiality and contracting
  • UPR
  • Congruence
  • Empathy

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40%)

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars for each module of Counselling Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay x 2 (30%)

Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other two elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Learning log

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40%)

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars for each module of Counselling Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay x 2 (30%)

Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other two elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Practical Participation sheet

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

In-course assessment: Essay (30%); learning log (30%); practical participation (40%)

Candidates should note that to achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Attendance at 85% of the weekly seminars for each module of Counselling Skills 1-4 is a requirement to pass the course.

 

Resit: essay x 2 (30%)

Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other two elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

In course assessment: essay x 2 (30%).

Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other two elements of the course.

To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.

Word Count
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandParticipants should have an awareness of some of the differences between support delivered face-to-face and through the use of technology.
ProceduralEvaluateParticipants should have a basic awareness of the different areas where counselling skills may be used
ConceptualApplyParticipants should be able to discuss the importance of ethics and be able to explain confidentiality, contracting and boundary issues.
FactualUnderstandParticipants should be able to demonstrate an understanding of what is meant by mental health.
ProceduralApplyParticipants should have a knowledge of, and be able to put into practice, the skills required to be an effective listener, including active listening skills and the core conditions of acceptance,

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.