Brentwood Open Learning College Counselling Brentwood Open Learning College
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  • Accredited in: UK
  • Accredited by: ABC Awards
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  • Course delivery: This course is delivered in presentation format

Course details


Diploma of achievement in Counselling Skills Level 7. Additional CPD Accredited Counselling Skills Certificate with 130 CPD points available without extra study.

Whether working on your existing skills or considering a change of direction, this exclusive Counselling Course could help you achieve your career goals. Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, as you explore the art of effective counselling. This exclusive distance learning program provides a detailed introduction to the field of professional counselling, while discussing the skills, knowledge and characteristics needed to succeed in the field. Course content provides a step by step overview of the counselling process, the importance of communication as a counsellor and helpful guidelines for improving your interpersonal skills. Anger management, stress management and negotiation skills are also discussed in-depth, along with the role emotional intelligence (EQ) plays in counselling.

Counselling Skills

Coach, Mentor, Role Model, Supporter, do these words ring a bell? Being a coach involves being able to draw from several disciplines. Coaching is based on a partnership that involves giving both support and challenging opportunities to employees. Mentorship is a related skill that is often a part of coaching. It's about being a guide, offering wisdom and advice when it is needed.

Course Syllabus

This Course Consists of the following units:

Unit 1 - An Introduction to Counselling
This module covers the following topics:
  • Counselling is a Profession
  • The Primary Goals of Counselling
  • What's the Difference between Counselling and Guidance?
  • Counselling Concepts
  • The Qualities, Capabilities and Characteristics of the Counsellor
  • The Counselling Process - How Does it Work?
  • Common Counselling Myths and Untruths
  • When Should an Individual Seek Counselling?

Unit 2 - The Counselling Process
This module covers the following topics:
  • The Five Stages of the Counselling Process
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • The Counselling Process

Unit 3 - Coaching & Mentoring
This module covers the following key topics:
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Matching Mentors
  • Defining Coaching
  • Coaching Skills

Unit 4 - Counselling Based Communication Skills
This module covers the following key topics:
  • Communication Barriers
  • Active Listening Skills
  • Questioning Skills

Unit 5 - Understanding Body Language
This module covers the following topics:
  • Understanding Body Language
  • Understanding Facial Expressions
  • Creating Relationships

Unit 6 - Developing Listening Skills
This module covers the following topics:
  • The Basics of Active Listening
  • Understanding the Communication Process

Unit 7 - Developing Facilitation Skills
This module covers the following topics:
  • Facility Physical Security Goals
  • Protect People and Property
  • Facilities Security Responsibilities
  • Security Planning Considerations
  • Security Planning Approach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Territorial Reinforcement
  • Natural Access Control
  • Vulnerability Assessment

Unit 8 - Interpersonal Skills
This module covers the following topics:
  • What are Communication Skills?
  • Getting Better with Communication
  • Probing Techniques

Unit 9 - Emotional Intelligence
This module covers the following key topics:
  • History of Emotional Intelligence
  • Defining Emotional Intelligence
  • EI (Emotional Intelligence) Blueprint
  • Optimism
  • ABC's of Optimism
  • Pessimism vs. Optimism
  • VET Process

Unit 10 - Negotiation Skills
This module covers the following key topics:
  • Practicing Negotiation
  • Phases of Negotiation
  • Negotiation Made Easier
  • High Impact Moments
Unit 11 - Organisational Skills
This module covers the following topics:
  • Importance of Business Environment
  • Types of Business Environment
  • Social Responsibility of a Business
  • Business Ethics
Unit 12 - Anger Management
This module covers the following topics:
  • What is Anger?
  • About Anger
  • The Five Dimensions of Anger
  • The Costs of Anger
  • What Are Your Anger Pay-Offs?
Unit 13 - Stress Management
This module covers the following Key topics:
  • Understanding Stress
  • Strategies to Manage stress
  • Time Management
Course Benefits:

Full Tutor Support
  • Self paced, no fixed schedules
  • Available to students anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 Access to the LMS ( Learning Management System )
  • Easy to understand quality e-learning study materials.
Course Material

All course materials are included in the course price. All your study material will be available on our learning management system for which you will get access once you are enrolled. The material can be downloaded and printed as well.
Our distance learning course materials are specially written for home study and contain a wealth of knowledge in easy to understand language. We use variety of media to help you learn. Your course may use any of the following different media which you can use from home or where ever you choose to study:
  • Online course materials
  • Question papers
  • Additional Supporting Material
  • Useful Links
Course assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course. Your assignment will be marked by your tutor and independently moderated. The feedback on your assignment will then be sent to you. On receipt of this, you may wish to contact your tutor to discuss the feedback.

Tutor Support

When you enrol on a course with BOLC courses you are allocated your personal tutor. Tutor's help and support will be available throughout your studies with the college. He/she will assess your work and will provide you with regular feedback on your progress. Updated on 20 April, 2021

Eligibility / Requirements

Counselling Skills

There is no particular entry requirement.

Option 1
Counselling Skills Diploma QLS Level 7 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Certificate Fee: £170 + postal charges
Option 2
Counselling Skills Diploma issued by BOLC
PDF Certificate - FREE
Hard copy - £25 + postal charges
Option 3
CPD Accredited Certificate
(PDF format)=£30
(Hard copy)=£150 + postal charges
*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

About Brentwood Open Learning College

Brentwood Open Learning College is UK's leading online and distance learning platform. We specialise in online learning and correspondence courses.
Where ever you are in the world you can choose from our accredited courses. Our aim is to make skills affordable and accessible for people from all walks of life. We provide a platform where you can polish your potentials by getting all the necessary skills, training and education you need for your successful life.
We offer a market-leading range of accredited courses in a wide variety of contemporary subjects and specialisms. Whether looking to enhance your CV, further your career prospects or simply explore a new subject entirely, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with BOLC.
Why Study with BOLC?
Every year, thousands more students join BOLC to take advantage of our unique distance learning services. As a BOLC student, you’ll benefit from:
  • Courses accredited by theUK's top awarding bodies
  • A course that works around your schedule and lifestyle
  • No deadlines or time limits of any kind
  • Take as many study breaks as you like
  • Professional tutoring and support at all times
  • Huge savings over standard course fees
  • All course material provided as standard
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