Counselling skills ADED11377

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

Short Description

This four-day course provides entry-level students, with or without prior experience, the opportunity to work with accredited trainers to develop counselling skills. Listening and responding skills will be a major focus, as well as the enhancement of personal and professional development. This is an excellent preparatory course for the Certificate in Counselling Skills and allows students to gauge their suitability for a career in counselling.


Block 4

Monday 6 - Thursday 9 July 2020

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 participants to the concept of effective listening as a key counselling skill

■ Introduce and practise self-awareness and listening skills

■ Introduce theoretical models to effective listening and self-awareness

■ Encourage continuing personal development of participants

■ Highlight the value of integrity and self-awareness in the effectiveness of the listening process

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate active listening

■ Apply self-awareness and helping skills

■ Identify the core conditions necessary for developing a listening relationship

■ Indicate ways in which they have increased in self-awareness

■ Outline the key concepts in different approaches of professional helping

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

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits