Introduction to Interpersonal Skills for Counselling

Course code: ZCXR602P

Subject area: Counselling

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

9:30am - 11:30am


25th Sep 2020 - 6th Nov 2020

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

An introductory self-help course that will assist you on the path to helping others through the world of counselling interpersonal skills and basic CBT, including mentoring skills. It will be a thought provoking, interesting course with like-minded individuals who also wish to improve themselves, help others and are open to new models and methods. Why not come along and meet new colleagues and develop your new-found skills in a safe environment.

This course offers an introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy and interpersonal skills. It considers the benefits of positive thinking; the skills involved in active listening, including an opportunity to give and receive feedback; effective communication skills and a definition of CBT. You will have the opportunity to look at goal setting, exploring your attitudes and internal dialogue that can support you on your life’s journey. The course will look at what ‘rapport’ is and how it is possible to gain it. There is an opportunity to consider how to interact effectively in a team and help with problem solving. It will be a friendly, fun course in a safe environment. A book list is provided along with the latest videos and Ted talks to continue independent learning.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 30/10/2020

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course has been designed to be delivered as a standalone course or as part of a suite of courses. Why not enrol onto the suite?

Psychology – introduction
Interpersonal Skills - stage 1
Interpersonal Skills with CBT - stage 2
Learn how to be a life coach – introduction
Learn how to be a life coach - improvers
There are no entry requirements for this course. All welcome

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £55.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £55.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £33.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.