Counselling Skills - Introduction

ATU - Sligo Campuses


Course Name Counselling Skills - Introduction
Course Provider ATU - Sligo Campuses
Alternative Provider(s) ATU - Atlantic Technological University
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 Atlantic Technological University Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Flexible, Online or Distance, Blended
Location (Districts) Ballinode
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January.

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Expand+Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.

All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller ...

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Expand+2 years part-time

Delivery Method: Blended

On-Campus Attendance
55% is face to face on campus. This element is very important. There are 6 day long workshops at ATU Sligo per semester.

Most of our online courses have about 2-3 hours of l...

Course Fee Total Fees: €3,000
Entry Requirements Minimum age of 21 at time of registration. Successful interview at which applicants must demonstrate appropriate work, educational, and care experience. Two written references. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Garda Vetting.
Course Content

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Graduates of the Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills at ATU Sligo are eligible to apply for a place in 2nd year of the IICP professional counselling Honours Degree under Recognition of Prior Learning, subject to successfu...

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

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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 Further Information
Course Co-ordinator: Anna Fewer-Hamilton
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