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This practical experiential Course, develops self-awareness and Advanced Communication Skills. Counselling Skills 1-4 make up the Counselling Skills Certificate (COSCA validated), first step in becoming a Counsellor or Psychotherapist. This professional qualification is a usual prerequisite for Post graduate study in Counselling and Counselling Psychology in Scotland and is a valuable addition to any CV. Students must be prepared to fully participate in all aspects of the course including mock counselling sessions to achieve a pass mark.
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|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Your class may include part-time students of all ages.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment: essay (25%); learning log (25%); oral assessment (50%) [divided between practice 25% and participation/attendance 25%]. 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 Skils 1-4 is a requirement of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) Resit: In course assessment: essay (25%). Candidates should note that a resit is not permitted of the other three elements of the course. To achieve credit for the course overall, a pass in each element is required.
A reflective personal learning log, between 300 – 500 words in length will be completed by all students and submitted to tutors after week 2 on a weekly basis. The log is an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences of learning in the class , how they relate theory to practice and their own personal awareness, growth and development. Skills practice is included in each class. Tutors provide feedback on practical skills on a group or individual basis as appropriate in each of the 12 classes. Oral participation is assessed in the whole class group and with all class members and includes attendance.