Counselling Skills - Introduction - Online

Institute of Technology Sligo


Course Name Counselling Skills - Introduction - Online
Course Provider Institute of Technology Sligo
Course Code 100537 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Institute of Technology Sligo Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Online, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Contact the college for the next start date.
Application Date Application Closing Date: 31st August 2020.
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Duration 2 years online.

Key Course Information
Students are required to complete 60 credits over 4 semesters. Delivery of modules is blended, comprising regular online lectures and activities alongside on campus workshops.

In addition students are required to undertake some personal therapy as part of their course requirements. This is arranged externally by the learner and at their own expense.
Course Fee Total fee is €1,500.

Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees - for further details please
Entry Requirements

Expand+We particularly welcome mature applicants and those who can demonstrate relevant prior learning, life experience, and/or practical understanding. The ethos of the course is humanistic, valuing the learner’s experience of themselves and the world, a...


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This programme developed from requests from external organisations and our own graduates over the last ten years. Professionals in the care field are required to engage in continuous professional development (CPD) in line with the Heal...

Course Content

Expand+Course Summary
The aim of this programme is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in the area of counselling, mental health and wellness, and personal development at a foundational level, such that they will be able to perform more effectively...

Subjects Taught Semester 1
Counselling Skills 1: Foundational Helping Skills 10
Introduction to Counselling Theories 05

Semester 2
Personal Development A: Mindfulness and Self Awareness 10
Introductory Psychology for Counselling 05

Semester 3
Counselling Skills 2: Foundational Action Oriented Skills 10
Mental Health & Wellness 05

Semester 4
Personal Development B: Group and personal process work 10
Professional Studies for Counselling 05
Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
The knowledge and skills developed by graduates of this certificate course will be of value in roles in a range of areas including community development, disability, educational, family support, healthcare, lifelong learning, ol...

Further Enquiries Admissions Office
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