Introduction To Counselling

L2 Level 2
Part Time
22 March 2022 — 14 June 2022
Barry Campus
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.
£: This course is free for unemployed adults or adults in receipt of specific benefits. If eligible, you do not pay the 'Course fee' listed under 'Course fee per year'. A registration fee of £10-30 may be charged. Any professional registration fee / exam fee / other fee listed will need to be paid for. Financial support for these costs may be available. To find our more go to

About this course

If you are keen to develop your knowledge and skills of counselling, then our Introduction to Counselling programme is the perfect course for you! This taster course will introduce students to listening skills and the principles of counselling training, and is delivered through a range of teaching methods, including experimental learning in the classroom.

What you will study

On this course students will study:

  • Listening skills
  • Self awareness and reflective practice

Entry requirements

No formal requirements, but an ability to write a 500 word reflective journal each week. Applicants must be 18 or over.

Course times

Barry - 18:00 - 20:30 Tuesday

Cardiff - 12:30 - 15:00 - Wednesday

Teaching and assessment

  • Written assessment

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
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Career prospects & further study

After completing this course, successful candidates may progress onto the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

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