This short programme will provide you with an introduction to counselling and mental health awareness.
This course provides a basic introduction to CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Theory), explores the use of counselling skills and the underlying theory and is designed for people who are considering a career as a counsellor or within the Mental Health Sector.
At the end of the course, you will be able to apply to progress to the full Level 2 qualification course.
New recruits for the Health & Social Care Sector have never been more in demand. The effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, therefore extra funding pledged by the government to boost the social care workforce, on top of the £5.4 billion already set aside in 2021 for adult social care will be welcomed.
By going into Health and Social Care employment you will be playing an important role in the recovery of this important sector and skills shortage.
he course is intended as a starting point for anyone interested in learning about the subject.
No prior knowledge of the subject.
What will I study?
This course consists of the following modules:
- Identifying the cause of mental health problems
- Examples of mental health
- Introduction to counselling skills
- Using counselling skills to help others
- Understanding mindset and motivation
- Managing time and setting targets
- Being safe at work
- Health & wellbeing in the workplace
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via:
- Written tasks
- Practical activity
- Study visits
- Role play activities
- Portfolio of evidence
You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and visits which are relevant to your education and employment goals. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and contacts.
You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and visits which are relevant to your education and employment goals. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectureou will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.?s to build your industry knowledge and contacts.
The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:
- Level 2 Counselling - CPCAB
Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.