• » Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills

    Programme Title  Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
    CAO Code  Not available through CAO
    LYIT internal code  
    Duration  Part-time
    Standard Code Places:  
    National Framework Level  
    Award Type  Minor
    Awarding Body  HETAC
    Is this Programme for Me?
    There are many teachers, particularly career guidance counsellors, HSE staff and others who, as part of their job, require basic counselling skills. For many others counselling is often a second or third career. The aim of this 10 credit level 8 award is to provide these people with the additional knowledge and a formal qualification in Counselling skills which may help them build towards a higher qualification.
    The course will be particularly attractive to people who wish to help others and would like to acquire the skills and expertise to be more effective in that role
    This Course starts Tuesday 14th Feb 2017 with a blended learning approach including face to face classes on Tuesday evenings, two self directed study evenings and two full Saturdays. The module is assessed by practical session observed by the lecturer.
    Closing date for Application Forms Friday 10th February
      Start Date 26th September start are as follows:
    • Tuesday Sept 26th 6.30 to 9.30pm
    • Tuesday  Oct 3rd
    • Tuesday Oct 10th
    • Tuesday Oct 17th Self Directed Study (SDL 1)
    • Saturday 1. 21st Oct 10am to 4.30pm
    • Tuesday Oct 24th
    • Tuesday Oct 31st
    • Tuesday Nov 7th Self Directed Study (SDL 2) 
    • Tuesday Nov 14th 
    • Tuesday Nov 21st
    • Tuesday Nov 28th
    • Saturday 2. 2nd Dec. 
    Please submit application form for place on course (as numbers limited to 20), which can be downloaded from the website 'DIRECT ENTRY APPLICATION FORM' or you can contact Tracy.Sheridan@lyit.ie to post out an application form.
    This is the third consecutive delivery of this module since Jan 2016, feedback is very positive to date: "really found the course valuable and interesting"; "I've used so many skills and techniques since doing this course" ; "would highly recommend this course to anyone interested or involved as a support staff"
    Programme Costs
    The costs 350 euros.
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    A minimum of a Level 7 qualification in any discipline.
    What will I study
    No of creditsClass hours
     1  Introduction Counselling Skills    10  
    Programme Learning Outcomes
      On successful completion of this module the learners will have the introductory ability and skills to:
    • Discuss and implement diagnostic tools and approach in fundamental skills of counselling in their role
    • Reflect on how you function, behave and reflect in relationships in a group setting.
    • Develop an understanding of the introductory skills of counselling and how they can enhance their communication skills in their current role
    • Critically reflect on self-awareness in their role and utilisation of fundamental counselling skills

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