Counselling listening skills: an introduction ADED11376

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Whether you wish to improve your communication at work, or in your personal relationships, you can change your life with more effective listening skills.  In addition, if you are considering pursuing a career in counselling and are uncertain what training would involve you will gain insights into the type of demands made upon you in seeking a professional qualification.  Training is theoretical, experiential and interactive.


Block 1 (weeks 1-5)

Wednesdays, 19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to support students to:

■ Introduce and practise self-awareness and effective listening skills

■ Introduce theoretical models to effective listening and self-awareness

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Begin applying active listening skills

■ Understand the concepts of self-awareness and helping skills

■ Recognise the core conditions necessary for developing a listening relationship

■ Apply acquired knowledge to real-life and work situations in a professional and empathetic manner

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits